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 Litto Gomez: Part II, The Story Behind The Andalusian Bull
Cigarmaker Litto Gomez of La Flor Dominicana talks with executive editor David Savona about the tobaccos used in blending the Andalusian Bull, Cigar Aficionado's 2016 Cigar of the Year.

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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