Reading Time: 8 minutes Quick! Which cigar-making country makes the best cigars? Not so fast. Gary goes into investigative mode to talk with cigar makers who work in the three biggest cigar making countries to find the surprising truth.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Drew Estate Cigars co-founder, Marvin Samel, bears his soul about the trials and tribulations of writing and directing a feature film centered around the relationship with his father, Mordecai. Watch this exclusive video now and discover how iMordecai was born.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This Master Blenders Series episode spotlights C.L.E. Cigar Company founder, Christian Eiroa. Growing up in a legendary cigar family, he’s learned from the best. Watch how he’s made it work and discover why there’s more to making cigars in Honduras than you thought.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This podcast with Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Cigars founder Steve Saka reveals the five milestones that took him to rock star status. Starting with his discovery of premium cigars in the Navy, it’s an illuminating listen with one of the cigar industry’s most idiosyncratic and admired personalities.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Gary speaks to Pedro Ventura and Elmer Suarez: members of the famed Grupo de Maestros, they’re two of the driving forces behind storied cigar brands like Romeo, Trinidad, Monte and more. Get a rare glimpse into the creative process of cigar blending from the Masters!
Reading Time: 2 minutes In this Master Blenders video podcast, cigar industry veteran, José Blanco talks about his gig at Arturo Fuente Cigars, why he loves African Cameroon wrapper, why today’s cigar consumer is much more knowledgeable, and much more. Watch now!
Reading Time: 4 minutes Cigar boxes are more than marketing – they are art, just like the cigars inside. But what do the symbols really mean? We asked Liana Fuente to decode the marks, motifs and hidden meanings on our box of Don Carlos, her grandfather’s legendary cigars.
Reading Time: 2 minutes In this Master Blenders podcast, HVC Cigars Founder and President, Reiner Lorenzo, talks to Gary Korb about how life after Cuba turned him into an entrepreneur. The interview, which covers his approach to blending in the Cuban cigar tradition, and more, is a compelling look at how Reinier developed the HVC brand.
Reading Time: 2 minutes In this audio podcast, Dominican Republic native, Francisco Batista, talks to Gary Korb about his gig as General Manager and Premium Cigar Master Blender for Agio Caribbean Tobacco, whose brands include Royal Agio Cigars’ highly-acclaimed Balmoral and San Pedro de Macoris cigars. Click and listen now!