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 tasting term. It refers to the taste that lingers on your palate after a puff. Mild cigars do not have much finish, either in terms of length or complexity (called a short …
Some of the industry’s offbeat cigars have gained a serious cult following over the years in much the same way cult movies attract a small, yet passionate fan base.
Cuban cigars vitolas are referenced in two terms, the factory name and also the market name.
Here are 15 facts you may not know about Cohiba, Cuba's most popular cigar brand.
After a disappointing 2018 season plagued by heavy, consistent rains, cigar tobacco farmers in the Connecticut River Valley are optimistic that this year’s crop will yield some of the best …
As Nicaragua approaches the end of its 2018–2019 tobacco-growing season, reports from some of the country’s major growers of premium leaf are mostly optimistic.
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 …
Learn how to tell whether the Hoyo De Monterrey you're smoking is authentic or fake.
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Find out if your Cuban Bolivar is real or fake.
Editor Andrew Nagy shows how to operate the most common types of lighters used to light a cigar.
Editor Andrew Nagy demonstrates how to operate the most common kinds of cutters used to clip cigars.
Cigar Aficionado's resident snake experts, David Savona and Gregory Mottola, talk and smoke culebras, the twisted, serpentine cigars that come in …