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Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Why Habana and Not Havana?

Cigars that are made in Cuba or come from Cuba have Habana on the band. Why not Havana?

Posted: April 14, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Mixing Cigars?

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

Posted: April 7, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

The Art of Box-Pressing

How are cigars box-pressed?

Posted: March 31, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

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: March 24, 2014   


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: March 17, 2014   


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 10, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

The Right Retailer?

I usually don't buy cigars but I'd like to give them away as gifts. How do I make sure I am buying cigars from the right place?

Posted: March 3, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Binder Finder

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

Posted: February 24, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Traveling Sticks

I'm traveling out of the country for business and I want to bring along a few smokes to enjoy. Unfortunately, I don't have a travel humidor. What should I do?

Posted: February 18, 2014   


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: February 10, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Toothy Wrappers Mean Flavor

What exactly is a toothy wrapper?

Posted: February 3, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Rosado Reference

I've heard the term rosado used to describe wrapper leaf. Can you tell me what this means?

Posted: February 3, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Shopping Nicaragua

I may be going to Nicaragua soon and naturally I am considering buying some cigars while I am there. However seeing that counterfeits are big business these days, I was wondering if you could tell me where to shop or look for legit cigars?

Posted: January 27, 2014   


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 21, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Cigars Stored in Low Temps?

While the relative humidity of my desktop humidor is about 69 percent, the temperature remains at a constant 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Is this too low? Will it negatively affect my cigars?

Posted: January 13, 2014   


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