From seed to shelf, from filler to binder to wrapper, these are the 10 things every cigar aficionado needs to know when cutting, lighting and smoking his favorite cigar.
An improper cut can ruin a good smoke. Follow along with this primer to learn the best method to cut your cigar.
A mechanism for lighting your cigar. Be sure to use a butane-powered lighter (see photo), as lighters that run on lighter fluid can taint your cigars with a foul flavor.
For most of its history Trinidad has been shrouded in secrecy and mystery.
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.
The weather has been unusually dry in the Dominican Republic over the last few months, and while that lack of rain has meant a lower volume of tobacco coming from the fields, this growing …
Nearly 250 acres of tobacco is flourishing at the El Corojo farm in Honduras, which is owned by Christian Eiroa.
About 110 acres of Piloto Cubano are growing in the fields of the La Canela farm in the Dominican Republic. The small tobacco plants were put into the ground three weeks ago, all of which …
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Learn how to tell whether the Partagás you're smoking is authentic or fake.
Find out if your Cuban Bolivar is real or fake.
Cigar Aficionado's resident snake experts, David Savona and Gregory Mottola, talk and smoke culebras, the twisted, serpentine cigars that come in …
Rocky Patel talks about his newest tobacco crop growing in Estelí, Nicaragua.
Ecuador Habano-seed wrapper is one of the most popular wrappers on the market.