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.

Cigar 101 Videos

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

Cigar 101: Snakes In The Humidor
Cigar Aficionado's resident snake experts, David Savona and Gregory Mottola, talk and smoke culebras, the twisted, serpentine cigars that come in threes.

Beyond the Brand

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

Smoking With Lissette Perez-Carrillo: Part 2, A Special Wrapper
Lissette Perez-Carrillo, of EPC Cigar Co., talks with executive editor David Savona about the special leaf that covers the E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro Piramides Royal, the No. 4 cigar of 2016.

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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  • You often refer to a cigar's 'finish' in your tasting notes. Can you define this term for me?