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WHEN DID CHURCHILLS BECOME CHURCHILLS

October 11, 2018 Blog

You see them in every tasting section of every issue of Cigar Aficionado—Churchills, big cigars that combine length and girth. The size is a standard one inside Cuban cigar factories, 7 inches long with a ring gauge of 47. For Cigar Aficionado tasting parameters, it’s any cigar that measures 6 3/4 inches to 7 3/8 inches long, with a ring gauge of at least 47. The size is named for Churchill, but the timing of its origin is disputed. ManyRead More

ROLES PLAYED BY TASTE AND SMELL WHEN CHOOSING A CIGAR

September 27, 2018 Blog

ROLES PLAYED BY TASTE AND SMELL WHEN CHOOSING A CIGAR We examined the roles that sight and touch play in the smoking experience. Now, we are going to look at the role played by the senses of smell and taste. These two senses are difficult to separate from each other. Even though certain people have better senses of smell or taste, almost every individual believes that sinus problems can have negative impacts on the taste buds. The bottom line isRead More

A SHORT TREATISE ON THE HISTORY OF BUNDLES AND VALUE CIGARS

September 27, 2018 Blog

A SHORT TREATISE ON THE HISTORY OF BUNDLES AND VALUE CIGARS Bundles are extremely popular in today’s marketplace. People who are not experienced cigar smokers may not understand that these bundles did not exist in the past. Premium cigars were always recognized due to their unique packaging designs, which included boxes with real cedar linings or fancy paper decorations. However, in the modern world of cigar marketing, bundles appeal to many consumers. The original bundles were known to contain valueRead More

USING SIGHT AND TOUCH TO JUDGE THE QUALITY OF A CIGAR

September 27, 2018 Blog

USING SIGHT AND TOUCH TO JUDGE THE QUALITY OF A CIGAR What are the elements that go into manufacturing a cigar that has an exceptional flavor? People frequently comment that the only way to tell if a cigar has an extraordinary taste is by looking at the product. However, trying to find a million reasons that a cigar tastes great only serves to dispel its magical quality. Even though people wish to understand some of the reasons that certain cigarsRead More

CIGAR LOUNGE ETIQUETTE

September 18, 2018 Blog

CIGAR LOUNGE ETIQUETTE 1. Buy from the shop where you are smoking. This shouldn’t need to be said, but there is always an element that shows no respect for the establishment. Retailers don’t have big profit margins and when you bring a cigar into a shop from another source you are taking money from the store. IF YOU LIKE HAVING A PLACE TO SMOKE SUPPORT IT!! 2. Don’t take over the Television. The tv’s are there for everyone’s enjoyment. ItRead More

HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT CIGAR?

September 18, 2018 Blog

HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT CIGAR? A cigar connoisseur has peculiar preferences that only another cigar lover can understand. Is there a method that every cigar smoker can follow to ensure that he is smoking the right cigar? Since the right cigar depends upon each person, one individual may not agree with another smoker about whether a cigar is perfect. Nonetheless, the following simple strategies can help any zealous cigar smoker pick the perfect cigar. LOOK TO GEORGE BURNS FORRead More

WHAT IS THE CLOSEST CIGAR TO A CUBAN?

September 18, 2018 Blog

WHAT IS THE CLOSEST CIGAR TO A CUBAN? “Eating and sleeping are the only activities that should be allowed to interrupt a man’s enjoyment of his cigar.” — Mark Twain Because Cuban cigars are not legal to purchase or smoke in certain parts of the world, many cigar aficionados turn to other, similar brands and flavors. The very unique flavors of a Cuban cigar can be difficult for blenders to duplicate, making the quest for a similar product quite difficultRead More

TOP 10 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR CIGAR FRESH WITHOUT A HUMIDOR

September 18, 2018 Blog

TOP 10 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR CIGAR FRESH WITHOUT A HUMIDOR “By the cigars they smoke, and the composers they love, ye shall know the texture of men’s souls.” — John Galsworthy Perhaps you enjoy purchasing and smoking cigars, but you lack a humidor at the present time. Although many cigar aficionados choose to use a humidor for keeping their cigars in good condition with ease, they can still be kept fresh without the use of this product. By simplyRead More

PICKING A CIGAR AS A GIFT? DOS AND DON’TS

September 18, 2018 Blog

PICKING A CIGAR AS A GIFT? DOS AND DON’TS As a cigar enthusiast, you may consider introducing friends or family members to the world of cigars. Because there are so many different types and styles of cigars out there, choosing the right one to start their introduction with can be quite difficult. You may already know that there are hundreds and thousands of different cigar types and brands out there, including Cubans, Nicaraguans and Dominicans. One thing that you shouldRead More

FAQS ABOUT CIGARS

September 18, 2018 Blog

FAQS ABOUT CIGARS SPARKING UP A CIGAR For many, one of the most enjoyable parts of smoking a cigar is actually lighting it up. There are several ways that people may choose to spark up their cigars, but there is only one way that truly allows you to enhance the overall experience from lighting it to taking in the aroma and flavor. To start, the cigar holder must prime the cigar or get it ready to rotate the end ofRead More