Cigar Makers

Headley Grange Cigars: Inspiration, Experimentation, and Creation

Headley Grange Cigars: Inspiration, Experimentation, and Creation

If you've ever wondered how some cigars become cigars in the first place, this article entitled, "Headley Grange: Inspiration, Experimentation, and Creation," by Crowned Heads co-founder, Jon Huber is sure to shed some light on your speculation. As the title suggests, it starts with inspiration. In the case of the Headley Grange line, that inspiration all started with the first six seconds of the Led Zeppelin classic, "When The Levee Breaks." To get the full story of how a 1970's rock band and one of the world's most revered tobacco blenders put it all together.
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Farming: Cigar Color Sorting and Packaging

Farming: Cigar Color Sorting and Packaging

Cigars from seedlings to curing, to fermentation, to rolling, and box making have all been covered. This month's chapter of Nick Perdomo's Guide to Tobacco Farming sorting and packaging completes the series. Readers who've been following the series from the beginning should now have a very consummate understanding of the tobacco growing and cigar making process. In this final installation, Nick describes the process of color sorting and packaging. As you will see, it's more than just selecting 20 cigars and sealing them in a box.
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Keys to the City Scottsdale Arizona-Rocky Patel Cigar Lounge

Keys to the City Scottsdale Arizona-Rocky Patel Cigar Lounge

"Scottsdale is distinguished by the magnificent mountains that rise up over the desert," writes Rocky. "It's also a very hip and highly cultured city with some of the world's finest dining, nightlife, resorts, and beautiful women." Some of the highlights include resorts such as The Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain, the Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, restaurants like Mastro's Steakhouse and The Capitol Grille, plus cigar lounges like The Fox and 21 Degrees. To learn more about this "enchanting and unforgettable" city.
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The Cuban Cigars Embargo

The Cuban Cigars Embargo

The Cuban Embargo remains a hot button with many Americans, particularly Cuban-Americans who emigrated to the U.S. shortly after the 1959 Revolution. So the question remains: Should the United States' embargo with Cuba finally be repealed? Many Cubans who have come to the U.S. in recent years have a more open-minded attitude. In our January issue, Boutique Brands founder, Rafael Nodal, shares his view on how he sees the future of the relationship between the two countries.
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Mr. Blanco Goes to China-Chinese Cigar Market

Mr. Blanco Goes to China-Chinese Cigar Market

Cigar industry pioneer, José Blanco, talks with Cigar Advisor Executive Editor, Gary Korb, about his recent trip to Hong Kong and Shanghai. The reason for his visit was two-fold: Part vacation, and part serving as a consultant to some businessmen who sought his counsel on the viability of building a premium cigar business in these two major international cities. Blanco is one of many Central American cigar executives who have been trying to open new markets for their premium handmade cigars in Europe and Asia.
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