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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   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Cigar Prices?

How can I avoid getting ripped off when looking to buy a cigar? Should I base the retail prices out of Cigar Afcionado?

Posted: January 5, 2015   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Cigar Rotation

Should I rotate the position of cigars in my humidor?

Posted: December 29, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Leather Case Travel Tips

The inside of my leather cigar case is a little rough, which sometimes results in torn wrappers. Any suggestions?

Posted: December 22, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Cigar Catering?

I am running an event and thought booking a master cigar roller to roll and distribute handmade cigars to the guests would be a nice touch. Do you know of anyone who does this?

Posted: December 15, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Long and Short Filler?

Can you please explain what is meant by "long filler" and "short filler" in cigar composition?

Posted: December 8, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Cigar Etiquette

I know it's bad etiquette to stub cigars into an ashtray to put them out, but what is it that causes cigars to emit a foul odor when you do that?

Posted: December 1, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Stale Smokes?

Can cigars go stale?

Posted: November 24, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

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 17, 2014    By


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