Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:10:33 +0000
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZRead about cigars' part in the history of the Cuban Trade Embargo, and why it was enacted by JFK in 1962, as the result of Castro's 1959 revolution.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZA new humidor must be properly seasoned before storing cigars. An unconditioned humidor can ruin your cigars. Learn how in our step by step guide.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZThe flavor and strength of these popular cigar brands selected are mild to medium and can be enjoyed by any level smoker, from beginner to seasoned.
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2016-12-10T11:10:33ZA guide for the new cigar smoker on how to select, cut, light, hold, smoke and enjoy a premium hand rolled cigar.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZHere is a list of the top cheap cigars -- inexpensive value priced cigars that are great bargains for both everyday and occasional cigar smokers.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZImmediate but temporary effects of nicotine contained in cigar smoke.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZTop retailers for buying cigars online, personally used and recommended by our cigar expert. Get discounts and save on bundles and boxes of cigars.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZCigars come in many shapes and sizes, and there are official names and terms used by the industry to categorize cigars by their dimensions.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZSmoking tobacco can cause cancer, especially when inhaled on a daily basis. Cigar smokers should not inhale, and smoke no more than one or 2 cigars per week to minimize the health risks. There may also be health benefits to smoking cigars.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZHaving trouble keeping up the humidity level in your humidor? Info on the proper humidity levels inside a humidor to store, age, and protect cigars.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZIt is possible to be addicted to cigars, but not likely. Most cigar smokers are connoisseurs who enjoy cigars as a hobby, but some cigar smokers may have a habit of smoking cigars.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZGiving cigars and cigar accessories as gifts for both new and seasoned connoisseurs, especially for Christmas and other special occasions such as Father's Day, anniversaries,and birthdays. Recommendations for specific brands of cigars and types of cigar accessories that will make a lasting impression.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZHow to find and buy the right cigar humidor for your needs, information and advice to make the purchase of a new humidor much easier.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZHow to calibrate a hygrometer used in cigar humidors to measure the level of humidity. Humidity gauge must be accurate to monitor and maintain optimal levels inside a humidor.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZTop ten list of cigar tips for cigar connoisseurs includes recommended do's and don'ts along with free advice for cigar smokers.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZTerms used to describe the flavors and tastes in cigars by cigar reviewers who smoke and rate cigars.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZCigar lighters should be chosen based upon function over appearance. Butane double torch lighters made by reputable manufacturers having lifetime warranties are recommended.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZHealth benefits of cigar tobacco have included medicinal uses to treat many diseases throughout history, up to more recent studies showing that intravenous administration of nicotine to non-smoking Alzheimer's patients produced significant improvements in long-term recall and attention span.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZSmoking cigars on cruise ships while on vacation can be very enjoyable, but make sure that the ship is cigar friendly. Each cruise line has different smoking restrictions and amenities for cigar and pipe smokers, which are subject to change.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZCigars can be categorized as being either hand rolled or machine made. Imported premium hand rolled cigars are the very best available, and are the preferred choice of connoisseurs and aficionados.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZRating cigars is based on many factors that affect the flavor of a cigar, and can make the same cigar taste different to the same smoker under different conditions. Aging cigars in a cigar humidor is one factor you can control to improve the flavor of cigars.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZCigars can be classified according to body, a term that can mean flavor, strength, or a combination of both and much more. Categories include mild, medium, and full, plus everything in between.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZFlavored cigars are cigars containing artificial flavoring, such as rum, peach, Kahlua, Amaretto, Irish Cream , and other popular flavors, which enhance and compliment the taste of tobacco, including cigars infused with natural sweeteners such as Acid by Drew Estate.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZReview of Zippo Blu2 butane cigar lighter, made in America especially for cigar smokers, includes lifetime guarantee.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZCigar interview with Gary Korb of the Famous Smoke shop, one of the best places to buy cigars online. Lots of information about the Famous Smoke shop as well as smoking and buying cigars.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZChoosing the right drink to accompany a cigar is one of the most important factors affecting the enjoyment of the cigar smoking experience.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZCigar companies continue to go through mergers and acquisitions, and new cigar empires are being formed. Altadis, now owned by Imperial Tobacco, and General Cigar owned by Swedish Match, are the top cigar manufacturers in the world, producing top brands such as Montecristo and Macanudo.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZReview of Pinolero Nicaraguan puro cigars made by A.J. Fernandez.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZCigar cutters are used to remove or penetrate the cap of a cigar before smoking it. There are three basic types of cuts, but there are a few more types of cigar cutters.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZDefinition and description of what is a cigar humidor, used to store, preserve and age cigars by maintaining the optimal humidity level at room temperature. A cigar humidor contains a humidification device that either adds or removes humidity inside the box to maintain the optimal level.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZExplanation of what makes a cigar good, and what factors are important when judging or rating premium cigars.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZShould you age your cigars? Cigar taste tests were conducted to determine if aging cigars in a properly maintained humidor can improve the flavor.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZThe best cigar city to smoke and enjoy a cigar in public, the best cigar city to mingle and interact within a genuine cigar culture, and the best cigar city to experience a taste of cigar history.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZReview of the Mr. B handmade cigar from Nicaragua in the Lonsdale size with a Maduro wrapper. The best value in everyday cigars, low cost and good taste.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZPresident John F. Kennedy, his love for Cuban cigars, and assassination attempts on Castro using poison cigars.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZThe importance of aging cheap bundled cigars in a humidor before smoking, and maintaining the proper level of humidity.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZThe cigar industry and how cigars are made and distributed by cigar makers to retailers and tobacconists.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZList of the top gifts to give to a cigar smoker, including cigars, accessories, humidors, gift certificates, and more.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZTerms used to describe basic and subtle flavors of cigar tobacco.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZList of top unique or unusual cigars, includes cigars made with nontraditional tobaccos, organic cigars, maduro cigars, and cigars with unusual colors, shapes, sizes, or methods of manufacture.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZAn exclusive Top 10 list of the best occasions for smoking cigars. There are many events and occasions that are conducive to smoking cigars, but our list narrows them down to the top 10.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZHealth benefits of cigar tobacco have included medicinal uses to treat many diseases throughout history, up to more recent studies showing that intravenous administration of nicotine to non-smoking Alzheimer's patients produced significant improvements in long-term recall and attention span. Page 2.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZReview of Macanudo Hyde Park cigars made by the General Cigar Company in the Dominican Republic. Macanudo Hyde Park cigars are 5 1/2 inches long with a ring gauge of 49, and are available with three different blends of tobacco.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZThree basic types of cigar punches for making a hole in the cap of a cigar before smoking are reviewed, including pictures and holes made by the bullet punch, havana punch, and the multi cutter.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZCigar Experts and other terms to describe what they are called.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZReview of Shuriken cigar cutter. Did you ever wonder if there was a way to cut a cigar and never worry about getting bits of tobacco in your mouth? Here is a new cigar cutting technology that does that and more. You may even enjoy smoking short fill cigars.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZMedical and health benefits of tobacco and cigars explained by an expert in toxicology, Dr. Mitch Fadem, Phd.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZReview of Genuine Pre-Embargo 1958 Counterfeit Cuban cigar made by Tabacelera Perdomo with filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and Honduras.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZAirline regulations which affect cigar smokers include restrictions on matches, lighters, and certain types of cutters. There are different rules for carry-on and checked luggage.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZCuban H Upmann Petit Upmanns were President John F. Kennedy's favorite cigars. In 1962, JFK ordered his Press Secretary to buy as many Petit Upmanns as he could find before signing the Cuban Trade Embargo. Page 2.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZHow to make a custom cigar band for your own personal enjoyment, and where to buy professional cigar bands to give as gifts or for special occasions.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZHere are suggestions for cigars recommended for special occasions, wedding guests, grooms, and members of the wedding party and immediate family.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZTabacalera de Garcia cigar factory tour in La Romana, Dominican Republic. Tabacalera de Garcia is the largest cigar factory for handmade cigars in the world.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZNew Xikar cigar accessories for 2013 include cutters and punches for big cigars and some new cigar lighters.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZReview of the Ashton Maduro premium cigar made by Arturo Fuente in the Dominican Republic. This is a full flavored cigar. The robusto size measures 5 inches long with a ring gauge of 50.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZHow to shop for premium hand rolled cigars. Purchase by the box or bundle, buy a sampler pack, or just try a few singles.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZReasons why some premium cigars do not burn evenly.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZFree tour of Graycliff Cigar Factory in Nassau, Bahamas.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZThe ring gauge of a cigar is a measurement of its diameter expressed in 64ths of an inch. For example, a cigar with a ring gauge of 42 means that it is 42/64 inches thick.
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2016-12-10T11:10:33ZCigar review of Private Stock No. 2 by Davidoff, a Double Corona sized cigar made in the Dominican Republic with a Connecticut Shade wrapper and Dominican filler tobaccos. A very good value for a mild and tasty cigar appropriate for beginners.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZReview of Padron 1964 Anniversary cigar, a super premium cigar made with aged Nicaraguan tobaccos and considered to be one of the best cigars in the world.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZSmoking cigars in casinos is becoming a thing of the past due to the proliferation of indoor smoking bans, requiring some casinos to construct outdoor patios for their smoking patrons.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZKeep these things in mind when shop for and smoke your cigar.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZHow to cure bad breath from smoking cigars, including mouthwash for smokers, sprays and more. Get information on Targon and Cigar Clear mouth cleansers.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZOne of New York City's leading tobacconists says you should look out for these stogies from Nat Sherman, Quesada, Padrón and Ashton.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZA Dallas tobacconist recommends five cigars that he says smokers shouldn't pass up if they see them on store shelves.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZReview of little cigars made by Villager, Illusione, Gregorio and Chevere.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZCigar are measured by their length in inches and ring gauge or diameter in 64ths of an inch and are given names based on size or dimensions and shapes
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZHow to hand roll a cigar using the three types of cigar tobacco leaves, including the binder, filler, and wrapper leaves. Watch a cigar video of a professional cigar roller demonstrating the entire process of rolling cigars by hand.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZCigar review of Oliva Serie V Ligero Especial made by the Oliva Cigar Company with tobaccos from Nicaragua. This stogie receives our highest rating and is considered to be one of the best cigars in the world.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZList of top patriotic cigars to smoke on Independence Day, the 4th of July, Veterans Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day, Presidents Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and all American holidays. Cigars contain American tobacco, have patriotic American names, or have bans with red, white and blue colors.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZHarmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents in cigar smoke identified by the FDA as reasons to regulate tobacco products including cigars are subject to interpretation. The FDA has requested comments from the public in the Federal Register.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZWhy King Corona, Tabanero, and Long Ash should be at the top of any cigar lover's Ybor City to-do list.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZCigar history from Christopher Columbus through Ybor City, the Cuban Trade Embargo, the Surgeon General's Health Warnings, and the cigar boom of the mid 1990's up until the public smoking bans of the mid 2000's.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZThe biggest releases come in the summers. In the interim, product releases tend to be limited to new vitolas and line extensions.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZConsider these factors when buying cigars as gifts for friends, family and colleagues.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZIf the filler tobacco inside of a cigar is packed too tightly or otherwise bunched together improperly, the cigar will not draw very well. It may be possible to gently massage the cigar between your fingers to alleviate the plug.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZReview of Blue Mountain El Threesome cigar made in Nicaragua with three different wrappers and blends of filler tobaccos.
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2016-12-10T11:10:33ZAs summer approaches, so too does the annual rush to announce and ready new cigar brands for the spotlight that comes with the IPCPR trade show in July.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZCigar review of the La Vieja Habana Cuban Corojo made by Drew Estate in Nicaragua. The La Vieja Habana is an inexpensive value priced cigar having a spicy flavor, and is a Cuban Sandwich type cigar using a mixture of long and short leaf tobacco.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZReview of Gurkha Ghost, a new cigar released during October 2012, just in time for Halloween.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZShort reviews of some value priced, bundled, and bargain cigars, including Mike's house brands and exclusives.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZA complete review of the Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Churchill Maduro cigar. Learn the cost and value of the Gran Reserva Churchill Maduro cigar.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZReview of Perdomo Habano Connecticut, E.P. Carrillo Core Natural, and Nestor Miranda Special Selection cigars, all rated 4-star smokes by our cigar expert.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZXikar Cigar Cutters at IPCPR 2010 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans, image gallery and complete coverage of meetings, seminars, presentations, and trade show in New Orleans convention center. Page 21.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZCigar review of the Zino Classic Premier Selection No. 6 cigar made in the Dominican Republic by one of Davidoff's master blenders using a blend of Dominican and Honduran filler tobaccos and Connecticut shade wrapper.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZReview of Monte by Montecristo cigar from Altadis, made in the Dominican Republic with Dominican filler tobaccos, an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, and two binders.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZOne of the Miami area's leading cigar retailers recommends you pick up these five stogies when you come across them next.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZUS Cigar Rollers, Las Vegas Cuban Cigar Factory is the second in a series about cigars handmade in the United States. There is nothing more exciting to a cigar smoker than watching a master roller and blender make cigars just for you. Meeting Nelson Ventura of the LVCCF was a real treat.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZMany of the best cigars in the world come from these three countries, all of which have cigar festivals that smokers should consider attending.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZReview of Kismet Robusto cigar, a Dominican puro that is a great choice when pondering your destiny.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZHaving a cigar roller at your wedding reception might be fun ... until you light up. Consider whether quality is more important than novelty.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZThe binder tobacco leaf in a cigar is used to bind and contain the bunch of filler tobacco leaves inside of a cigar. It usually has little or no flavor, but some cigar makers use rejected wrapper leaves as binders to add flavor to the cigar.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZCigar review of CAO Criollo cigars made in Nicaragua entirely with Nicaraguan tobacco. Highly rated cigars that are mild to medium in flavor and a good choice for both beginner and seasoned smokers.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZJon Huber, Formerly of CAO Cigars, is interviewed about his departure from the company and his future plans after the merger between Swedish Match and Scandinavian Tobacco.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZCigar review of Perdomo Reserve Cabinet Series – La Tradicion Perdomo Reserve cigars, made with Nicaraguan tobaccos and a choice of several wrappers, including a Cameroon, Maduro, Connecticut Shade, and Sun Grown.
2016-12-10T11:10:33ZBox Pressed cigars are cigars having a somewhat square shape from being packed tightly inside of a box.