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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   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Does Size Affect a Cigar's Aging Process?

How does a cigar's size affect its ability to age?

Posted: October 13, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Cold Taste

What is a cold taste?

Posted: October 6, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

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: September 29, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Curing a Harsh Finish?

How do I keep my cigars from becoming harsh toward the end?

Posted: September 22, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

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 15, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

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: September 8, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Stalk-Cut Tobacco?

Is all cigar tobacco picked leaf-by-leaf?

Posted: September 2, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Let Your Canoe Straighten Itself

Is there anything that can be done about a cigar that's burning faster down one side than the other?

Posted: August 25, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Green Cigar Production?

How do you make a green cigar?

Posted: August 18, 2014   


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: August 11, 2014   


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