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.
The process of removing air and old butane from a lighter. Bleeding a lighter helps maintain its performance, and not bleeding a lighter is the leading cause of lighter malfunctio…
The size is named for Winston Churchill, but the timing of its origin is disputed.
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The Plasencia family is in the midst of its 2017–2018 tobacco harvest, which Nestor Andrés Plasencia, vice president of Plasencia Tobacco S.A., says is exceptional.
Tobacco growers are looking to the past for new flavor, working with old seeds once lost to the annals of time.
After a late and extended growing season, the tobacco harvests of the Dominican Republic are finally wrapping up. Excessive rain from September to December of last year made it nearly …
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