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2012 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars—The Nicaragua Panel

Jack Bettridge
Posted: November 13, 2012

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Plasencia described an organic crop that he recently developed using manure that was processed with worms, producing something he calls earthworm hummus. "I went to my dad with this crazy idea," he recalled, "and he was more crazy than I am: he let me do it."

Nestor Andrés Plasencia of Plasencia Tobacco.
Nestor Andrés Plasencia of Plasencia Tobacco.
A Plasencia Reserva Organica Robusto was included in the Humidipak bag of goodies passed out to each attendee for smoking at a later time. Fernandez included one of his Casa Fernandez Aganorsa Leaf Maduro Robusto Extras, made with the medio tiempo he had referenced earlier, and Martinez gave out one of his new CyB cigars in a 6-inch-long, 48-ring-gauge format made specifically for the seminar attendees.

Among the predictions for Nicaragua's burgeoning future was Martinez's view that direct competition with Cuba would soon come. "Nicaragua is getting ready for a big fight with the opening of Cuba, and that challenge is going to happen." However, he added that Nicaragua had "nothing to envy from Cuba. We are getting ready for that fight and we are going to win."

Big Smoke Evenings

Big Smoke Las Vegas Evenings 2012

Big Smoke Saturday Seminars

Top Three Cigars of 2011 Tasting
The Nicaraguan Panel
Industry Veterans
Lunch with Davidoff of Geneva

Big Smoke Sunday Seminars

Breakfast with Luciano Pellegrini
Roll Your Own Cigar
The "Rumbunctious Ruminar"

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