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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


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

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 10, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Why So Much Flavor at the Nub?

We all know that cigars get hotter, stronger and usually bitter as they smoke down. What causes this?

Posted: November 3, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

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: October 27, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Double Ring Gauge?

When a cigar's ring gauge is listed as 46/50, what does that mean?

Posted: October 20, 2014   


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