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Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

The Art of Box-Pressing

How are cigars box-pressed?

Posted: April 20, 2015   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Go Ahead and Relight

If a cigar is long (like a Cohiba Lanceros, for example), I usually relight it when I'm ready for another few puffs. I've been told that is bad cigar etiquette, and, in fact, is bad for the cigar. Is that true?

Posted: April 13, 2015   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Covering Your Ash

Unlike smokers who let their cigars burn halfway down before flicking the ashes, I tend to ash often. I've noticed that my cigars often burn unevenly. Could this be related to how often I ash?

Posted: April 6, 2015   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Bring Your Own Cigar?

When going to a cigar lounge or bar, should you purchase a cigar from the establishment, or is it OK to bring your own?

Posted: March 30, 2015   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Topping Tobacco

Someone in my local cigar shop told me about cigars made with strong tobacco. How does one grow stronger tobacco?

Posted: March 23, 2015   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Vintage Cigars?

A person I know claims to have four pre-Revolution Cuban Davidoff Tubos and is trying to sell them to me. What are they worth, assuming they are still smokeable?

Posted: March 16, 2015   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Cracked Wrapper?

I was smoking a cigar when the wrapper began to crack and come undone. Ultimately, the whole wrapper came off. It had been in my humidor for several weeks, and I was very disappointed. Was this a manufacturing defect or was it something else?

Posted: March 9, 2015   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Sharpening the Cutter

How can I sharpen my cigar cutter?

Posted: March 2, 2015   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

So You've Neglected Your Humidor?

I have a humidor with a cedar lining that holds 50 cigars. It has been unattended for over a year and is dry as a bone. How can I save it?

Posted: February 23, 2015   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Aging the Flavor

I've heard that aging is good for cigars. But how does it affect the taste?

Posted: February 16, 2015   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

How Long Can Cigars Stay Fresh?

For how long can I keep cigars in an original, factory sealed box so they don't dry up?

Posted: February 9, 2015   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Shipping (Frozen) Cigars?

I have a question on shipping cigars. I live in North Dakota and it is often below freezing this time of year. I am sensitive to shipping wine, but do I need to be as sensitive to shipping cigars? If a box of cigars freezes, does it harm the quality?

Posted: February 2, 2015   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Multiple Smoke Nights

I've heard competing theories on how to plan a multiple smoke night. Some say start with the mildest thing you plan to smoke, others say the best. Is there a proper etiquette for building flavors or does it really just come down to preference?

Posted: January 26, 2015   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Toothy Wrappers Mean Flavor

What exactly is a toothy wrapper?

Posted: January 20, 2015   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Putting the Freeze on Cigar Beetles

Like many cigar smokers, I live in perpetual fear of a tobacco beetle outbreak. Are there preventive measures I can take? If I do discover an infestation, then what?

Posted: January 12, 2015   


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