For the 2013 Summer issue of Cigar Journal, editor-in-chief Katja Rauch travelled to Nicaragua to talk with Abdel J. Fernandez about his passion for tobacco and his plans for the future. With brands such as San Lotano and Pinolero, this newcomer has succeeded in establishing recognised and prize-winning cigar lines on the American and international markets in only a few years.
In addition, we delve into the fascinating history of Joya de Nicaragua, and go to Cameroon, where a Belgian cigar dynasty is manufacturing internationally popular wrappers. In Tobacco Corner, we present the enemies of tobacco that make the tobacco farmers’ lives difficult. In London, we took part at a Davidoff Lady’s Masterclass event, and report on an initiative that is intended to make it easier for women to enter the world of cigars.
If you missed this edition, you can order a back-issue.
The following is an overview of the contents of the 2/2013 edition.
Shade Grown Wrappers From Estelí?
Abe Flores: No Longer Boutique
Tasting: 45 Cigars
A.J. Fernandez: Discipline & Passion
Aged Cigars vs. Limited Production Cigars
An Exciting Time for Davidoff
Pest Control: The Enemies of Tobacco
Habanos in the Swiss Cigar Market: Intertabak
Humidor Corner: Store Cigars in a Cool Place?
Cooking & Cigars: Barbecuing Under a South African Sky
Wrappers From Cameroon: Meerapfel Tobacco Group
It’s Hard to Top the History of Joya de Nicaragua
The Cigar Scene at the Cape of Good Hope
Reflections (Worries) on Cuban Cigars
On Day in the Life of Factory Workers at HATSA
La Majagua Factory: Unceremoniously Dumped?
Lunch With Pierre Salinger
Davidoff Ladies’ Masterclass: Infiltrating a Male Bastion
Cigar Lounges in Lower Saxony
The Garden Room at the Lanesborough Hotel London