Weekly Tip

  • Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip
    Stale Smokes?
    Can cigars go stale?
    Posted: November 23, 2015
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    What's a Mareva?
    A business associate recently gave me a cigar. He called it a mareva, but I've never heard of that size. What is it?
    Posted: November 16, 2015
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    Telltale Wrapper?
    I know a guy who can tell where a wrapper is from simply by looking at a cigar for five seconds. Are there any telltale characteristics that indicate the origin of a cigar?
    Posted: November 9, 2015
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    Direct Flame?
    I have always heard that it is very important that one doesn't let the flame of the lighter touch the foot of the cigar when lighting. How important is it really?
    Posted: November 2, 2015
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    To Stub or Not to Stub?
    Is there a limit to how short you can smoke a cigar?
    Posted: October 26, 2015
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    Tube Storage
    I just bought a box of tubos and I am wondering if it is OK to store them outside of my humidor?
    Posted: October 19, 2015
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    Same Box, So Why the Uneven Burn?
    I recently bought a box of cigars. To my surprise, many haven't burned evenly. I've kept them in properly humidified conditions. What is the problem? Are they too tight? Is it a problem of quality control?
    Posted: October 12, 2015
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    Does Size Affect a Cigar's Aging Process?
    How does a cigar's size affect its ability to age?
    Posted: October 5, 2015
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    Cold Taste
    What is a cold taste?
    Posted: September 28, 2015
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    Curing a Harsh Finish?
    How do I keep my cigars from becoming harsh toward the end?
    Posted: September 21, 2015
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    Different Sizes, Different Ratings?
    Why is it that one size of a particular cigar can get a 90+ rating but not another size of the same cigar. Aren’t the tobaccos and blend the same?
    Posted: September 14, 2015
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    Plugged Cigars
    I recently received a box of Montecristo No. 4s as a gift and the draw on every one I have smoked so far has been incredibly tight. Is there any way of curing a tight draw?
    Posted: September 8, 2015
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    Casing the Cigar
    I visited a cigar factory in the D.R. and the tobacco in the warehouse looked dry as a bone. Yet when I watched the rollers make cigars, the leaves were moist and supple. What step did I miss?
    Posted: August 31, 2015
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    Stalk-Cut Tobacco?
    Is all cigar tobacco picked leaf-by-leaf?
    Posted: August 24, 2015
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    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