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Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Stalk-Cut Tobacco?

Is all cigar tobacco picked leaf-by-leaf?

Posted: August 24, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

The Importance of Origin?

If most cigar-producing countries blend tobacco from all over the world, why is the country of origin given so much weight in evaluating a cigar?

Posted: August 17, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Let Your Canoe Straighten Itself

Is there anything that can be done about a cigar that's burning faster down one side than the other?

Posted: August 10, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Getting Sick and Dizzy

I started smoking cigars about two months ago. I had two full-bodied cigars yesterday, and I had to stop less than halfway through for fear of falling over or getting sick. Is there a way to overcome this?

Posted: August 3, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Brush Off the Plume?

If after aging my cigars for a few years and they develop plume, do I brush it all off or do I smoke the cigar with the plume still on the cigar?

Posted: July 27, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

When to Stop Aging?

When aging cigars, how long is too long?

Posted: July 20, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Soggy Smokes

I have recently been stationed in Guam, where the humidity is constantly above 90 percent and temperatures are always high. I have a reliable humidor, but I can't seem to keep my cigars from becoming soggy. What should I do?

Posted: July 13, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Final Word on Finish

You often refer to a cigar's 'finish' in your tasting notes. Can you define this term for me?

Posted: July 6, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Summer and the Humidor

With summer almost here, any tips for maintaining the proper environment in our humidors?

Posted: June 29, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Band on the Cigar

Why do some people smoke their cigars for a few minutes before removing the band?

Posted: June 22, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Blue Mold Explained

What exactly is blue mold?

Posted: June 15, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Cutting with Scissors

I can't seem to make a nice, clean cut with my new cigar scissors. What's the proper method to snip a cigar cap?

Posted: June 8, 2015    By CA Staff

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Mixing Cigars?

Is it all right for cigars to comingle in my humidor?

Posted: June 1, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Binder Finder

What characteristics is a cigarmaker looking for when selecting the binder leaf for a blend?

Posted: May 26, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

What's with the dry mouth?

When I smoke a cigar, sometimes it makes my mouth terribly dry. Why is that?

Posted: May 18, 2015   


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