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Cigar Spotlight: Oliva Serie V
February 17, 2015

Cigar Spotlight: Oliva Serie V

By  •  General, Cigar

The Serie V is one of Oliva’s top brands with the core cigars and several extensions including the Maduro Especial and the impressive Serie V Melanio in natural and maduro …
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Women and Cigars in the History of Art
February 3, 2015

Women and Cigars in the History of Art

Women and cigars is not a new thing! Depicting women manufacturing, selling and smoking cigars isn’t new in the history of art, either. A 1732 print titled “The Habit of …
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Close but No Cigar!
February 1, 2015

Close but No Cigar!

By  •  General, Cigar

How many times have you used that phrase “Close but no cigar”? It’s not heard quite as often as it was in your granddad’s day, but everyone still knows what …
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Cigar Spotlight: Rocky Patel Decade
December 11, 2014

Cigar Spotlight: Rocky Patel Decade

By  •  General, Cigar

The Decade is one of the highest rated of all the smokes created by Rocky Patel and his team. The name celebrates the tenth anniversary of the company, and it …
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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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Great Cigar T-Shirts
September 18, 2014

Great Cigar T-Shirts

By  •  General

One of the fun things about attending large cigar gatherings, besides enjoying fantastic cigars and catching up with friends, is reading some of the great cigar-themed t-shirts people are wearing.


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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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What’s the Right Size Humidor for You?
September 18, 2014

What’s the Right Size Humidor for You?

By  •  General

Perhaps you’d answer the question by saying “a ten by ten walk-in humidor,” but we’re trying to be practical here!

Buying a humidor, especially your first humidor, takes some forethought. …
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Shades of a Great Cigar Wrapper
September 18, 2014

Shades of a Great Cigar Wrapper

By  •  General, Cigar

When selecting a cigar, you’ve got lots of wrappers from which to choose. Here’s an overview of the various wrapper options. You’ll learn what they are and how they may …
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