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Cigar Glossary

The cigar world is full of confusing terms. We've expanded our glossary to take you step-by-step through the process of making cigars by hand. From seed to smoke, from "A" sized cigars measuring 9-inches long to the Yankee hinges on a Connecticut tobacco curing barn, we have the most extensive cigar glossary available anywhere. Start searching from A to Z.

Weekly Tip

Each week, we offer tips for how to get the most out of your cigar smoking experience. Have a suggestion for a tip?

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Cigar 101 Videos

Our teaching video series explains how to select, cut, light and care for your cigars, as well as other tips.

Ecuador's Cuban-Seed Wrapper: Ecuador Habano-seed wrapper is one of the most popular wrappers on the market.

Beyond the Brand

The biggest names in the cigar industry give insight into the brand's you love.

Big Smoke 2013 - No. 4 Cigar of 2012: Jorge Padrón talks about the No. 4 cigar of 2012: the Padrón Family Reserve 85 Years Natural.

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