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How to Become a Cigar Connoisseur

By  •  General, Cigar

A connoisseur is defined as “an expert in an area of the fine or domestic arts, or somebody with discriminating taste in such a specialty.” It’s definitely something to aspire …
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Cutters Other Than Guillotines

By  •  General, Cigar

Cutters other than guillotines, and why you might want to try one (or more)

Guillotine cutters dominate the cigar world these days, but they’re far from the only cutters out …
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Cigars for the Big Day

By  •  General, Cigar

Celebration season’s coming up—graduations, weddings, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and summer holidays, all opportunities for enjoying a celebratory cigar. Special events often call for a special smoke as well. It …
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Cigar and Drink Pairings

By  •  General, Cigar

Cigars and drinks—what’s not to love? Pairing your favorite smokes with your favorite beverages, it’s simply a no-brainer. But choosing good pairings can be a challenge, especially if you’re a …
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Cigar Bands why they exist and what to do with them

By  •  General, Cigar

About the only thing to know about cigar bands is that they’re nice to look at. They really have little functional purpose beyond their looks. But they can definitely be …
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Butane Lighters

By  •  General, Cigar

Why butane is the only choice for lighter fluid, and we mean the ONLY CHOICE!

This next is from an email sent by one of our regular customers, who found …
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Bitter Cigars

By  •  General, Cigar

When cigars taste bitter, and what you can do about it

Bitterness is a key component in the taste of many foods and beverages–coffee, beer, olives, even some kinds of …
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Aging Your Cigars

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Aging your cigars–why and when

Aging your cigars is exactly what the name suggests–you put your cigars away for a certain period of time and let them rest, undisturbed, while …
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A Cigar Not to Love?

By  •  General, Cigar

It shouldn’t happen, and it especially shouldn’t happen if you’re a savvy smoker who pays attention to and keeps tracks of the attributes of the cigars you like, but every …
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Making the Right Cut for Your Cigar

By  •  General, Cigar

Guillotine, V, punch–there are many ways to prepare a premium cigar for smoking. In a pinch, you can even use a scissors or a knife…and if you’re really desperate, your …
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