Benoit Pirard is a young Belgian bio-engineer. He lives in Nicaragua, where he learned all about tobacco at Mombacho Cigars. He now grows and ferments cigar tobacco for the premium industry. In this episode, we discuss: - what it means to grow tobacco in Condega, Nicaragua, and apply environmentally
Publish Date: Dec 07, 2019
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Benoit Pirard is a young Belgian bio-engineer. He lives in Nicaragua, where he learned all about tobacco at Mombacho Cigars. He now grows and ferments cigar tobacco for the premium industry. In this episode, we discuss: - what it means to grow tobacco in Condega, Nicaragua, and apply environmentally sustainable methods - the imperative elements that need to be found in cigar tobacco - the off-flavors that indicate defects in tobacco - the natural way to produce a maduro wrapper - the ideal tobacco buyer - the impacts of regulations on tobacco growers - a proposal in response to the substantial equivalence requirement You can learn more about Benoit's New Tobacco Project at this link: https://www.facebook.com/NewTobaccoProject/ --- This podcast is brought to you by Cigar Sense founders and paid members. With the free Cigar Sense membership, you can obtain personalized recommendations of cigars that best suit your unique individual tastes. In a few simple steps, you can see what your top cigar picks are from the thousands of cigars available on the market. You can also explore sensory and other cigar attributes as Cigar Sense helps you better understand what you like and dislike in a cigar. Visit cigarsense.com and sign up for free today! --- Be sure to subscribe to Cigar Sense Podcast so that you don’t miss a single episode, and while you’re at it, won’t you take a moment to write a short review and rate the show? It would be greatly appreciated!