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How to Use a Cigar Punch the Right Way

Cigar lovers will tell you about different factors contributing to every cigar smoking experience with each unique type of cigar. While cigar brands and types matter, a wide range of cigar accessories, such as cutters and humidors, are also important. Regardless of what quality cigar you smoke, using a cutter […]

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What Is the Most Expensive Cigar in the World?

With the rich culture surrounding cigars, you’re probably wondering why some have hefty price tags. Cigar lovers will tell you of the special experience they get from each exquisite cigar they cross out from their bucket list. If you just developed a taste in smokes, you’re most certainly interested in […]

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Can You Light a Cigar With an Arc Lighter?

An arc lighter has many uses at home, but can you light a cigar with an arc lighter? Understandably, this is a question only asked by those who enjoy smoking a cigar once in a while. To answer that question and understand how doing so affects your cigar, you first […]

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How To Taste A Cigar – Cigar Tasting 101

One of the most overwhelming parts of the cigar world is just how many cigars there are out there. If you’re just now starting to get into cigars, the sheer number of different options you can try can quickly become too much. This is why knowing how to taste a […]

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How To Tell If A Cigar Humidor Is Sealed Properly

In the world of cigar humidors, there are quite a lot of cheap, medium-priced, and expensive options for you to choose from. One of the main differences between cheaper and premium boxes is that the budget humidors hardly manage to keep their relative humidity in check. In most cases, this […]

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How To Season And Set Up Your New Humidor

Cigar humidors come in all sizes and shapes. The accessories that come with them also vary from model to model. This is why setting up a new humidor box isn’t always as straightforward as one would hope. Some models will come with their hygrometer unassembled (and uncalibrated), while others will […]

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How To Calibrate Your Hygrometer – Cigar Humidor Maintenance

While smoking cigars is the father of all hobbies, properly storing them and keeping them well-protected is a craft of its own. Most stogie smokers will own humidors and almost all modern cigar humidors come with a hygrometer, either digital or analog. These measuring units often tend to be inaccurate […]

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Why Are Cuban Cigars So Expensive?

Cuban cigars have held their dominance over the market for centuries. But with the US embargo in place and with other countries claiming a stake in the cigar industry, Cuban cigar prices tend to be put under question. So, why are Cuban cigars so expensive? And do other cigars from […]

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5 Sure Ways To Tell A Cigar Has Gone Bad

Smoking a cigar is something many people prefer to enjoy on their off days, golf trips, and other occasions. However, improper cigar storage conditions, long periods without smoking them, and other factors can greatly impact a cigar’s quality and might even be responsible for ruining it. So, how to distinguish […]

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5 Unique-Tasting Cigars To Pair With Your Coffee

While cigars are most commonly paired with all sorts of liquors, smoking one with your morning cup of joe is severely underrated. Coffee provides a flavor-rich background for cigars which and as both share similar processing stages of their development, they are a common combination in the cigar world. Finding […]

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Are Cigars Safer Than Cigarettes?

One of the most common misconceptions in the cigar world is that replacing your everyday cigarettes with occasional cigars is better. The main reasoning behind this is that you end up puffing far less frequently and less is better, right? Well, according to numerous research papers and studies, cigars are, […]

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How Far Down Should a Cigar be Smoked?

The beginner has so much to learn about cigar smoking, such as how far down should a cigar be smoked, how to light one correctly, and even the right and wrong way to ash it. In many cases, it’s really a matter of personal preference, but if you’re a beginner, […]

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Cigars and Food Pairing

When it comes to cigars and food pairing, some cigar enthusiasts are totally behind it, while others are not. If you’re someone who happens to enjoy smoking a premium cigar and you have a love for fine food, then the tips in my guide while help you find the perfect […]

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6 Good Reasons People Smoke Cigars

There are many good reasons for people to smoke cigars, whether it’s celebrating the start of a new year, a promotion at work, or the birth of a child. Cigar smoking can be the perfect way to commemorate important moments in your life, or they can be a great way […]

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What is Cigar Humidor Solution?

In the beginning, collecting cigars can seem both exciting and complicated. Fail to provide the proper storage environment and you’re left with dried out cigars. Add too much moisture and your cigars are hard to light, or even worse, moldy. Storing your cigars in a humidor is definitely the way […]