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.
The Plasencia brothers Gustavo, Nestor Junior and José Luis in an interview with Cigar Journal.
It takes an extraordinary character to achieve extraordinary things. We sat down with Oscar Valladares, who with an eye for detail, creativity and persistence has made it to the very top in no time at all.
It’s not a stretch to say that what Sir George Martin was to the Beatles, Jochy Blanco has been to a whole host of boutique cigar makers.
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.
A new film showcasing the tobacco-growing talents of Hirochi Robaina is gaining worldwide acclaim.
Franca Comparetto, founder of Cigar Sense and Cigar Trophy laureate, sits down with Cem Erten and talks about female cigar smokers and women’s role in the cigar industry.
Didier Houvenaghel holds a cigar masterclass for all cigar lovers. He tells about the discovery of his passion, gives insights into the world of a modern-day cigar-maker and shows great cigar tricks.
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.
The 83-year-old Russian-American singer-songwriter Willi (Vilen) Tokarev is still in remarkable shape and will be giving his only concert in Estonia on the 8th of June.
Already one of the biggest cigar companies in the world, AJ Fernandez decided to acquire a new factory in Ocotal, in northern Nicaragua.
Situated a block away from the central park in a Victorian style building with a big balcony that overlooks a busy intersection as well as the surrounding mountains, the La Zona factory breathes tobacco history.