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What a toothy wrapper looks like

By  •  Cigar

You’ll see some cigars described as having “tooth” or a “toothy wrapper”. This means that these cigars have tiny, concentrated pockets of oil in their wrappers. All tobacco contains oil; …
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Cigar Tax

By  •  Cigar

Bull-SCHIP?

You’d have to be living under a rock these days not to know about the federal legislation that affects what you pay for cigars that took effect on April …
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Cigar Humidifier

By  •  Cigar

Humidification devices…is it time to upgrade?

If you’ve been smoking cigars for a time, or you’re just an old-school type, odds are you’re using the traditional device to keep them …
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Rocky Patel Cigars

By  •  General, Cigar

Rocky Patel is a man with a mission — to create the finest premium cigars in the world. He started his company more than a decade ago, then survived the …
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Seasoning your Humidor

By  •  Cigar

Time for a little spring cleaning?

Temperatures are rising, flowers and trees are budding out…spring is definitely in the air. The change of season does something to people—maybe it’s the …
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My Journey With Cigars
November 25, 2009

My Journey With Cigars

I will start by saying, that after smoking cigarettes for 33 years, I finally came home to cigars again. I am writing this with the average cigar smoker in mind …
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Don’t be “faked out” this year.
November 19, 2009

Don’t be “faked out” this year.

By  •  General, Cigar

While relaxing on the plane ride to the warm southern climes of the Caribbean, I reflect on the long cold winter so far and how I am looking …
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My Little Cigar World
November 19, 2009

My Little Cigar World

Here I am, on a Saturday afternoon, doing what I love best. Hanging out, chomping on a cigar, and writing on my laptop. What a life.

I’m pretty lucky, my …
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Cigar Culture
November 18, 2009

Cigar Culture

By  •  General, Cigars, Cigar Life

What is cigar culture? cigar smokers are connoisseurs, similar to wine connoisseurs. We enjoy the good life, and our desire to enjoy various types of cigars (or wine) is just …
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The Scent of a Fine Cigar
November 15, 2009

The Scent of a Fine Cigar

A wisp of fragrance transported me 30 years and 3000 miles to the backyard of my childhood where my brother, sister, mother and I would sit on our swing looking …
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