Enrique Sanchez & 1502 Cigars – A classy combo that is “Proudly Nicaraguan”

Enrique Sanchez Icaza, founder and CEO of Global Premium Cigars, has turned a long-time passion for smoking cigars into one of the most prestigious cigar brands in the industry. Armed with nothing more than a smile and a shoe shine, Sanchez launched the 1502 brand of cigars in 2012 with a single vision in mind. “When starting my company my vision was to make a cigar that people will enjoy and relax. I follow my heart, not with a business plan or market research. I make what I like hoping…

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An In-Depth Look at Fred Rewey and Nomad Cigars – ‘Doing things Differently’

Fred Rewey, founder of Nomad Cigar Company, is a rising star who has brought his own ‘twist, passion and influence’ to an age-old industry that demands quality, class and satisfaction. His humble yet extremely quirky personality elevates the cigar smoking experience to a whole new level by personalizing the brand with character and charisma. He defies the lore of traditional wisdom with a fiery passion for delivering great cigars that scream ‘WOW. “I love doing things a little differently than everyone else,” said Rewey. Rewey, who was born in Wisconsin…

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Alex Goldman Reveals why Royal Gold Cigars is Quickly Becoming a Name-Stay in the Industry

Alex Goldman, president of Royal Gold Cigars, grew up as a fourth generation descendant to the tobacco business. He began visiting his family’s tobacco shop in New York City when he was just two years old, and he fraternized with industry legends where he gained invaluable knowledge as a budding youngster. His family owned a large distribution company as well as Mom’s Cigars online and retail stores for many years. After selling the family business in 2010, Goldman spent his days consulting with various companies including Rocky Patel until Swisher,…

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A Peek Inside the Enchanted World of George Rodriguez and Rodrigo Cigars

George “Rodrigo” Rodriguez, founder of Rodrigo Cigars, found himself alone on foreign soil with time running out and no one to turn to until destiny intervened. By sheer coincidence, Rodriguez stumbled upon an elderly native smoking a churchill outside of a popular cigar factory on the Dominican Republic. This ‘astute viejo’ sensed Rodriguez’ frustration and directed him down a desolate path that would eventually lead to the birth of Rodrigo Cigars. Rodrigo Cigars was established in 2010 by this passionate cigar enthusiast who wanted to learn more about the industry…

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Up Close and Personal with Kyle Hoover – Co-Founder of Ezra Zion Cigar Company

Kyle Hoover, co-founder of Ezra Zion Cigar Company, has turned a long-time passion for cigars into a top-notch brand that rivals some of the premier names in the business. Founded in 2012, Ezra Zion blends some of the industry’s most flavorful boutique cigars. Each one of their cigars uses specially selected tobaccos from Nicaragua to create a memorable smoking experience. “I know a lot of companies talk about their tobacco being the best thing ever, but we source the top five percent of the AA Grade Nicaraguan stuff,” said Kyle.…

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‘Cigar Muse’ Brings Sex Appeal to the Cigar World

Caroline Vitale, nicknamed the “Cigar Muse”, has taken the cigar world by storm with her bedroom eyes, succulent curves and love affair with cigars. This 25-year-old lady of the leaf is not just a pretty face pinned to the wall of some testosterone-filled cigar shop.  But, she is the devilish dame nestled in the corner of the lounge, sunken in an over-sized chair with her lips locked around a Padron 1964 Anniversary, smoking with the boys. By day, Caroline works for a brick-and-mortar tobacco shop called Cigar Cigars outside of…

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Inside the Life of Gary Griffith – Founder of Emilio Cigars and House of Emilio

            Gary Griffith, founder of Emilio Cigars and House of Emilio, is a long-time cigar smoker who has spent a lifetime submerged in all things cigars – smoking, studying and admiring. But, it wasn’t until twelve years ago when Griffith retired from the construction industry and took a part-time job at a local brick-and-mortar cigar shop that roused his desire to start blending his own brand. “After thousands of hours spent in cigar factories just absorbing all the wonderful knowledge I could gain, I decided…

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Up Close and Personal with Delicia the Cigar Vixen

Meet Delicia the Cigar Vixen, a dazzling dame with a gorgeous smile, succulent curves, and an unyielding love affair with cigars.  This lady of the leaf may very well be the perfect woman in all facets of the imagination. Delicia loves her cigars and enjoys everything about them – the taste, the aroma, the smoke and the culture that surrounds them. “Cigars represent culture, confidence and relaxation,” said Delicia. “The best part about smoking cigars is the people that it brings together.” It is no secret that the Cigar Vixen…

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Meet the ‘Master of Seduction’ – Bobby Rio founder of TSBMag.com

Bobby Rio, a New Jersey native, is the web’s ‘Master of Seduction’ and founder of TSBMag.com. Every male fantasizes about finding, catching and keeping the girl of his dreams, the perfect trophy wife to display at cigar parties and tobacco shops. Bobby Rio was once that guy. An ordinary, shy, and reserved fella dreaming about bedding the Ultimate gal, until one day he decided to sac up and seize the world by its nads and snatch the trophy he had so desperately wanted. And that my friends, was the birth…

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