Here's a list of nine facts you may (or may not) know about Montecristo, one of the most recognizable cigar brands in the world.
The size is named for Winston Churchill, but the timing of its origin is disputed.
Is it possible for cigars to lose their flavor over time?
What does the term "cold taste" mean?
Are there any telltale characteristics that indicate the origin of a cigar?
Is it OK to smoke a cigar down to the nub, or should I stop smoking it before it gets to that point?
Is there any way of curing a tight draw?
Why do some people smoke their cigars for a few minutes before removing the band?
Is there anything that can be done about a cigar that's burning faster down one side than the other?
Why is the country of origin given so much weight in evaluating a cigar?
Is there a proper etiquette for building flavors, or does it really just come down to preference?
I have a reliable humidor, but I can't seem to keep my cigars from becoming soggy. What should I do?
You often refer to a cigar's 'finish' in your tasting notes. Can you define this term for me?
With summer almost here, any tips for maintaining the proper environment in our humidors?
What characteristics is a cigarmaker looking for when selecting the binder leaf for a blend?
What exactly is blue mold?
What's the proper method to snip a cigar cap?
When aging cigars, how long is too long?