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Portraits & Interviews

Felix Menendez

Cigar Industry Icon Felix Menendez Passes Away

Cigar Industry Icon Felix Menendez Passes Away

Felix Menendez was a legendary figure in the cigar world. Not withstanding his family lineage, he helped put Brazilian tobacco on the map after his family was forced from Cuba.

Joya de Nicaragua Dr.Cuenca and his son

Joya de Nicaragua: 50 Years of Nicaraguan Excellence

Alejandro Martínez Cuenca has been the owner of the cigar factory Joya de Nicaragua since 1994. It is one of the oldest and most important cigar manufacturers in the world. JdN celebrates a significant milestone with an anniversary cigar.

Gary Korb and Nick Melillo

Cigar Advisor Master Blenders Series: Talking Tobacco With Nick Melillo

Nicholas Melillo, best known to cigar smokers as the founder and CEO of the boutique cigar company Foundation Cigar Co., sat down with Gary Korb from Cigar Advisors to talk about his beginnings in the cigar industry, Connecticut and the passion that drives him.