The cover of the 2013 Spring issue of Cigar Journal shows La Flor Dominicana; we met the power duo Litto and Ines Gomez, the names behind the Dominican premium brand, and talked with them about ligero tobaccos, innovation and the hitherto only cigar patent in the world.
In other stories, columnist Simon Chase tells of how he earned the honour of leading the annual humidor auctions as part of the Habanos Festival. Australia correspondent Samuel Spurr reports on the effects of the plain packaging laws in force in the country and the everyday life of a cigar smoker in one of the strictest countries in the world. We also spoke with Alejandro Robaina’s nephew Armando Pereda Robaina, who is now stepping out from the shadow of his legendary uncle. Claudia Puszkar tells about the rise and fall of the Hupmann family.
If you missed this edition, you can order a back-issue.
The following is an overview of the contents of the 1/2013 edition.
Shorty Rossi: Four Foot Tall and Smoking Cigars
Positive trend at Villiger
Voting: Cigar Trophy 2013
Tasting: 40 Cigars
La Flor Dominicana has the Only Cigar Patent
Armando Pereda Robaina: Out of the Shadow of a Legend
Cigar Auctions: Collectibles Heating Up
Curing & Fermentation: From the Barn to the Tobacco Warehouse
Cigar Ashes: What it Reveals About the Cigar
Cooking & Cigars: Finally Spring – Asparagus Season
Travel Corner Andorra: A Mecca for Passionados
Personalized Cigars for Special Merit
Plain Packaging in Australia: Behind Enemy Lines
H. Upmann Factory: Rise and Fall of the Hupmann Family
Tobacco & Arts: Karen Chekerdjian
Humidor Auctions at the Habanos Festivals – Keep Smiling!
Smoking in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thüringen
Daniel Marshall Cigar Lounge: Alpine Smokes in Kitz