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Cigars

Tobacco Harvesting
November 9, 2014

Tobacco Harvesting

By  •  General, Cigars

The harvesting of tobacco for cigars is a difficult process and the proper time to begin harvesting depends upon a number of different factors. One aspect of harvesting the tobacco …
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Cigars and Taxes: 1863 to 1868
September 19, 2014

Cigars and Taxes: 1863 to 1868

By  •  General, Cigars

Congress, when the country is in debt, has never hesitated to tax that which is popular. Think of the high taxes today on gasoline, alcohol and tobacco products.

The Civil …
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Non-Cuban Cigars that Pay Homage to Cuba
September 18, 2014

Non-Cuban Cigars that Pay Homage to Cuba

By  •  Cigars

Few dispute that cigars made with tobacco originating in Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and a few other locations can now compete on equal footing with Cuban cigars in terms …
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Just Getting Started: Choosing your First Six Cigars
September 18, 2014

Just Getting Started: Choosing your First Six Cigars

By  •  General, Cigars

If you’re planning to pick up a few cigars as the first ones you smoke, we’ve got a few tips that will lead to a successful foray into the world …
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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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Small Cigars Worth a Second Look
September 18, 2014

Small Cigars Worth a Second Look

By  •  General, Cigars

Many guys think that small cigars – call them cigarillos if you want – are novelties or maybe stogies that only women like. A second look at small cigars might …
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Five More Ways to Say Thanks with Cigars
September 17, 2014

Five More Ways to Say Thanks with Cigars

Adding cigars to your heartfelt “thank you” adds something tangible to be enjoyed while the pleasant memory of your words of appreciation lingers.

In a recent post, we listed five …
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TSB: Robert Levin and Ashton Cigars
September 16, 2014

TSB: Robert Levin and Ashton Cigars

We enjoy sharing “The Story Behind” various aspects of the cigar industry. Today, let’s look at Robert Levin and Ashton Cigars.

In the arena of wealth, there is old money …
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Wine Cooler Humidors
September 16, 2014

Wine Cooler Humidors

By  •  General, Cigars

Let’s first note that, in most cases, cigars do not need to be refrigerated. However, in areas of the country where temperatures fluctuate significantly, the constant change can damage the …
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Tips for Introducing a Friend to Cigars
September 16, 2014

Tips for Introducing a Friend to Cigars

If you’ve got a friend interested in learning about cigars and seeking your advice, here are some tips for helping them start successfully.

1. Choose a 30-40 minute cigar rather …
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