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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

By  •  General, Cigar

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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Leaving it on or stripping it down

By  •  General, Cigar

When you come across a cigar as fully dressed as the Fuente Anejo, whether you should leave all the wrappings on or take them off is a logical question. The …
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Freezing Cigars

By  •  General, Cigar

For long-term storage of premium cigars, sticking them in a freezer might seem to make some sense. As long as you put them in and leave them there, it’s not …
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Cutting Cigars in Half

By  •  General, Cigar

In theory, it makes some sense—buying a longer version of your favorite cigar if the shorter one’s not available—and chopping it into two. Two cigars for maybe a little more …
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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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Cigars 101
November 22, 2009

Cigars 101

By  •  General, Cigars

The most misunderstood of decadent indulgence there is…in my eyes at least. I am a fairly new cigar smoker of a grand 6 years of experience. There is nothing more …
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Smoking Bans
November 20, 2009

Smoking Bans

By  •  General, Cigar Smoking

I am not writing this article to tell you about my personal top ten list of cigars, creative ways to light a Cigar, or my first experience with a cigar, …
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