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Cigar Spotlight: Oliva Serie V
February 17, 2015

Cigar Spotlight: Oliva Serie V

By  •  General, Cigar

The Serie V is one of Oliva’s top brands with the core cigars and several extensions including the Maduro Especial and the impressive Serie V Melanio in natural and maduro …
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Cigar Size and the Difference it Makes
February 2, 2015

Cigar Size and the Difference it Makes

By  •  Cigar

As you likely know, cigars have two dimensions that are generally listed in the sales details. Length is given in inches such as 5.5 or 5 ½. Centimeters may be …
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Cigar Spotlight: L’Atelier
February 2, 2015

Cigar Spotlight: L’Atelier

By  •  Cigars, Cigar

While it is true that these cigars have only been out a couple of years, it still bears mentioning that every significant L’Atelier cigar review has rated them at least …
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Close but No Cigar!
February 1, 2015

Close but No Cigar!

By  •  General, Cigar

How many times have you used that phrase “Close but no cigar”? It’s not heard quite as often as it was in your granddad’s day, but everyone still knows what …
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How to Choose a Cigar and Beverage Pairing
January 13, 2015

How to Choose a Cigar and Beverage Pairing

By  •  Cigar

The best cigar and beverage pairings have the magic of improving the flavor of each, like rich coffee and your favorite dessert.

There’s an art to selecting a good pairing …
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Cigar Spotlight: Rocky Patel Decade
December 11, 2014

Cigar Spotlight: Rocky Patel Decade

By  •  General, Cigar

The Decade is one of the highest rated of all the smokes created by Rocky Patel and his team. The name celebrates the tenth anniversary of the company, and it …
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The Characteristics of a Winning Cigar, Part 2
September 18, 2014

The Characteristics of a Winning Cigar, Part 2

By  •  Cigar

We recently posted about the construction and smokability that a premium cigar should have. In this article, we discuss finding a cigar that you personally might enjoy.

1. Understand Strength …
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Cigar Construction 101
September 18, 2014

Cigar Construction 101

By  •  Cigar

Here’s a primer on the anatomy of a cigar. Knowing how it is constructed will enhance your appreciation for its quality and may help you better understand where the flavors …
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What Cigar Cut Do You Prefer?
September 18, 2014

What Cigar Cut Do You Prefer?

By  •  Cigar

Cutting the cap of a cigar to make it properly smokable is part science and part art. The science of it includes knowing how to use a very sharp cutter …
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Cigars that Pay Homage to Great Tobacco Vintages
September 18, 2014

Cigars that Pay Homage to Great Tobacco Vintages

By  •  Cigars, Cigar

Like the grapes used to make fine wines, some tobacco vintages are superior to what is typically achieved using the same seed in the same fields.

When this pleasant circumstance …
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