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Box Press

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When the world throws you a curve, lean into mentors, then pivot. For this elite boutique cigar maker, that meant revitalizing the c brand. Abe Flores has embraced the roots of the D.R.’s cigar lineage; simplified his tobacco blends; halved the
So what if a kid gets kicked out of kindergarten and fourth grade and tenth grade? He can still succeed—and even earn a master’s degree and make the big bucks in financial services! It’s about what you learn from setbacks that counts. Micky Peg
National treasure? More like an international treasure! Hiram & Solomon is sold worldwide as the official cigar representing Freemasons. Hear Masonic theories debunked, Freemasonary history revealed and fake cigar ops foiled. What’s the “Da Vin
He’s been a coach, a teacher, a vice principal, a financial advisor and a Jersey Shore cigar shop owner. So with a doctoral diploma on the wall, why is Steve Zengel running a cigar company for a living? Um, because it’s awesome. Hear the whole
When you share a cigar, you open up to each other. It’s no different for Raquel Quesada who  grew up in a cigar dynasty. She revealed some never-told stories to Boveda’s Rob Gagner over Quesada 1974 cigars at 2021 PCA in Las Vegas.  Raquel talk
Tunneling. Band burning. Puffing too soon. Puffing too late. One by one, a cigar smoking err takes them down. See who’ll represent the U.S. at the world event of the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC). Will it be a BOTL or SOTL? Coined the
Ferio Tego is like a greatest hits album for cigar lovers. All your favorites, less of the “something new we’re working on and we hope you like it” smokes. Learn why there’s room in your humidor for oldies-but-goodies and hot-new-hits. Ferio Te
How long can you make a cigar last? Watch cigar smokers go head to head in the U.S. Semifinals of the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC). Coined the Slowest Race on Earth, this international competition is all about “slow smoking” cigars.
Did you know that cigars, a lot of cigars, were once made in the U.S.? Learn your U.S. history of cigars in America’s West in this Box Press episode with Big Sky Cigar Company and Boveda’s Rob Gagner at 2021 Tobacco Plus Expo in Las Vegas. Jess
Prep yourself: Your mouth will water during this Box Press episode with Jake Wyatt Cigars and https://bovedainc.com/tobacco/ (Boveda’s) Rob Gagner at 2021 Tobacco Plus Expo in Las Vegas. The company’s gourmet cigar lines are artisanal tobacco b
Shop for that first cigar with confidence. Cigar smoking friend or tobacconist suggesting a Connecticut wrapper? Learn what to ask for instead from Blackbird Cigar Company’s Jonas Santana. This rapper turned cigar maker joined https://bovedainc
Sticks and sticks! Listen how to improve your golf game from the founder of Carolina Blue Cigars. It’s all course management and ball placement, explains Chris Moore to https://bovedainc.com/box-press-podcast/ (Box Press) Host Rob Gagner of htt
Is there a cigar companies for dummies book? 🤔  Ian Reith the founder of Dapper Cigar Co. is ready to write it. Hear how a cigar smoker gets into the cigar business. In 2013, he launched the boutique cigar brand with the Cubo Claro. It’s legen
Hear how the U.S. Marine Corp. changed his life and primed him for the entrepreneurial journey that was ahead. Hit up a Room101 Hit and Run and lose yourself in this steam-of-consciousness interview with cigar man, Matt Booth presented by Boved
When you’re in active combat, a cigar can be your lifeline, why you hang on to fight another day. Hear how donated cigars from cigar smokers like you provide relief, respite and a taste of home to U.S. military men and women. An inspirational c
Rob traveled down to Honduras to sit down with Oscar Valladares, who has one of the more unique cigar journeys out there! Sit back and light one up as we talk Oscar Valladares cigars, Honduras and more!
Featured Guest Dave Imber from cigarclub.com talks about how he has managed to turn his vices into his career. Dave shares some amazing stories during this episode like how he, in just 3 months at cigarclub.com, found himself in Nicaragua learn
On this special episode of Box Press, Rob fishes and talks with the man who gave him his first job in the cigar world. Jeff Haugen, President and owner of Crux Cigars, talks about everything from his pot of coffee a day routine to the history o
Featured Guest Leanor Abzaradel, CEO of Platinum Nova Cigars, sat down with Rob while in Colorado to talk about her start in the industry, and how she was able to create her own cigar brand! What would you name your cigar brand? *Previously Re
Featured guest Alexander Berezowski travled all the way from Dominican Republic to Minnesota to tell us his story. Sit back and enjoy!
Featured guest Erik Espinosa, stopped by during 2019 IPCPR to explain how his favorite color inspired his Laranja Reserva. The cigar we smoked: https://bit.ly/2GLUqjJ
Do you know who is responsible for some of your favorite cigar wrappers? Featured guest John Oliva, Oliva Tobacco Co., sits down with us to share the cigar wrappers he's grown for some of the biggest cigar brands in the industry. You'll definit
Featured Guest, Dean Parsons of Epic Cigars, shares stories of real-estate, kiteboarding, and of course cigars! What's your favorite Epic Cigar?
Featured Guest, Eric Newman of J.C. Newman Cigar Co. sat down with us at their 110-year-old cigar factory in the Ybor City National Historic Landmark District in Tampa, Florida. We talked about his new cigar "The American" along with his family
Featured Guests, Alexander and Dean sit down with us out in Colorado to walk us through a blind taste test of Value Cigars, while also discussing common questions about value sticks. Do you smoke value cigars? What are some of your favorites?
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