Nicaragua

Mr. Blanco Goes to China-Chinese Cigar Market

Mr. Blanco Goes to China-Chinese Cigar Market

Cigar industry pioneer, José Blanco, talks with Cigar Advisor Executive Editor, Gary Korb, about his recent trip to Hong Kong and Shanghai. The reason for his visit was two-fold: Part vacation, and part serving as a consultant to some businessmen who sought his counsel on the viability of building a premium cigar business in these two major international cities. Blanco is one of many Central American cigar executives who have been trying to open new markets for their premium handmade cigars in Europe and Asia.
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A  Shade Grown Wrapper Leaf

A Shade Grown Wrapper Leaf

Nestor Plasencia Jr. has also already grown some excellent Nicaragua shade wrapper in Jalapa, but now he's upped the ante by growing it in the uber-fertile soil of Estelí using Connecticut and Habano seeds. Nestor has only harvested one crop, which is still fermenting, and will be planting a second field again this month. However, the process is not only to grow top-grade shade wrapper, but to build a team of people who have the knowledge and skills required to achieve excellent results
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