For the title story of the 2013 Winter issue of Cigar Journal, we met Daniel Marshall in Munich. The American humidor-maker tells about the early days of his passion and his rise to become a self-made man who has got as far as the world of Hollywood stars.
Other topics in the issue: In his “The Long View” column, Simon Chase examines why many a connoisseur is willing to spend up to $2000 on a cigar.
In Croatia, we took part in the Cigar Smoking World Championships, and investigated the cigar scene in Ibiza. Claudia Puszkar reports from the factory in which the first Montecristo brand cigars were rolled in 1934.
If you missed this edition, you can order a back-issue.
The following is an overview of the contents of the 4/2013 edition.
Davidoff Golden Band Awards
Cigar Trophy 2013: The Best Cuban Cigars
Xikar Logistics Center for Europe
Mellgren’s Gothenburg: 190 Years Old
Monte Pascoal Builds Factory in Fields in Brazil
Homage to Pietro Mascagni
Tasting: 60 Cigars
Daniel Marshall: Passion for Luxury
Davidoff Art Initiative: Davidoffs Support for Artists and Cultural Institutions
The Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop & Lounge at the Bulgari Hotel London
One Day in the Life of a Factory Worker in Costa Rica
Quality Control in Cigar Making: Control & Checking
Travel Corner Ibiza: Always in a Party Mood
A Cigar With Pierrick Boyer
Tobacco & Arts: Joan Burgués Martisella
Tasting: Vintage Cigars
José Martí Factory: The Birthplace of the Montecristo
Interview with Master Blender Arnaldo Bichot
The Aging Room is in Santiago
Cigar Smoking World Championship 2013
Cooking & Cigars: Warmth From the Pot
Why Spend 2,000 Dollars on a Cigar?
Cigar Trivia: Anti-Smoking Laws With Tradition