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Premium Cigars 101
November 14, 2009

Premium Cigars 101

Wouldn’t it be great if there was such a college class as Premium Cigars 101? I know I would attend.

            As a cigar collector (2000 and counting) …
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Horses and Tobacco, A Kentucky Tradition
November 13, 2009

Horses and Tobacco, A Kentucky Tradition

Have you ever been to a running of the Kentucky Derby? Talk about high powered horsepower and even more high powered Cigars. Kentucky is known for three things, fast Horses, great …
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Cigar Life
November 10, 2009

Cigar Life

By  •  General, Cigar Life, Cigar

I’m sitting in the desert, staring at a red-crescent moon in a jet blue Arab sky…pecking at the laptop, smoking a $2 Arturo Fuente Curly Head, and glad just to …
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A Premium Cigar
November 9, 2009

A Premium Cigar

The Final Product As soon as the cigar is out of the rollers hands, it can be smoked. But you had better smoke quickly, because after a few days, the …
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A Good Cigar Is Not Smoking…
November 4, 2009

A Good Cigar Is Not Smoking…

By  •  Cigar Smoking, Cigar

When I was a kid about ten or twelve, everyone kept a coffee table lighter and a box of cigarettes in the living room.  Absent a party or some kind …
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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust:The Life of a Cigar
November 4, 2009

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust:The Life of a Cigar

You never hear A.J. Fernandez’s name mentioned in the cigar world. But you will. Fernandez is the founder, co-owner, and master blender at Tabacalera Fernandez, a small cigar factory …
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Cigar Rolling
November 2, 2009

Cigar Rolling

By  •  Cigar Life, Cigar

Once the tobacco has finished the initial fermenting and aging process, it is ready to be rolled. Factory rollers work in teams of two. From bale to wrapper takes as …
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Cigar Seeds
November 1, 2009

Cigar Seeds

By  •  Cigar Life, Cigar

From Seed to Seedling

The beginning of every leaf of tobacco used to create a cigar is the seed. The tobacco seed is small – a handful of seeds is …
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Tobacco Aging
November 1, 2009

Tobacco Aging

By  •  Cigar Life, Cigar

Once the fermentation process is finished, the tobacco continues to age. After they are dry, the tobacco leaves are sorted, packed into bales and stored away. Since the tobacco is …
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An Amateur’s Take on the Cigar Process
November 9, 2007

An Amateur’s Take on the Cigar Process

Let me just say that I am a newbie. Don’t rake me over the coals for this. This is just my interpretation of my new love.

I always come home …
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