In the 2013 Autumn issue of Cigar Journal, we cast a spotlight on one of the great figures of the trade who actually acts in the background: Nestor Plasencia Sr., despite many setbacks in a varied life, made it to become the largest tobacco producer of Central America. He spoke with us about expropriations, the challenges of tobacco cultivation and his prospects for the future.
We also report in this issue about the Epicure Alliance in Alsace, while Tobacco Corner presents a detailed view of the process of harvesting tobacco. James Suckling explains his love of Panatelas and Simon Lundh tells about the everyday life of a quality inspector at Joya de Nicaragua.
If you missed this edition, you can order a back-issue.
The following is an overview of the contents of the 3/2013 edition.
A Great Accomplishment: Davidoff Nicaragua
Ladies’ Masterclass in Vienna
The Cigar Boom Continues: New Cigars in 2013
Tasting: 60 Cigars
Nestor Plasencia Sr.: The Comeback King
Who is Really Responsible for the Taste of a Hand-Made Cigar?
Catadors: Test Smokers in Cuban Cigar Factories
Humidor Corner: Cool Storage for Cigars, Pt. 2
Tobacco Harvest: Picking & Priming
Cooking & Cigars: Todo Pintxos in Basque Country
Habanos Festivals – Magical Power of Attraction
Travel Corner Alsace: A Franco-German Affinity for Pleasure
Cigar Trophy 2013: The Winners
One Day in the Life of a Quality Manager at Joya de Nicaragua
Por Larrañaga Factory: Rudyard Kipling
Tobacco & Arts: Hubert Urbanski
World-Class Cigar Collection at Wellesley London
Vintage Cigars: A Rare Purchase
5th Avenue is Habanos’ Model Pupil
Cigar Formats: The Panetela
J. Cortés: Family-Owned Since 1926
Cigar Trivia: The Cigar Band