Category: Education

Pairing Cigars and Spirits

You enjoy a fine cigar.  You enjoy a nice drink. How to you match the two?  Are there some spirits that pair better with cigars and some cigars that pair better with spirits?  These are two questions we hope to answer in the next couple of paragraphs. Continue reading

Uneven Cigar Burn

Fix a bad cigar burnIf your cigar starts to burn unevenly, you might be able to get it straightened out just by rotating the cigar, but the method seems counter-intuitive. If you have a stogie that’s burning crooked, turn the cigar so the side that’s burning fastest is on top. It would make sense to turn the unburned end to the top since heat rises, right? Regardless of the seeming logic, doing so will achieve the opposite effect.

Remember, many things can affect the way cigars burn. These include humidity, wind, cigar construction, and how you hold the cigar when not puffing.  Watch your cigar, and rotate it once in a while and you will have an enjoyable experience and an even cigar burn.

Cuban Cigars

Cuban Cigars are Still Illegal in the United StatesWe are frequently asked “do you have any Cubans?”  Let me start by saying the sale of Cuban cigars is still illegal in the United States.  If you are traveling abroad, you may purchase $100 worth of Cuban cigars for your personal consumption (between 4 and 7 cigars depending on where you buy them).   Continue reading

Summer Weather and Your Personal Humidor

Summer Weather and Your HumidorHow much humidity your personal humidor rquires during the sumer depends whether or not your humidor sits in an air-conditioned room. If it does, you’ll probably have to replenish your humidification device once a week or so, since air conditioning sucks moisture right out of a room and your humidor. Continue reading

On Relighting a Cigar

Relight a CigarBecause a hand-rolled cigar is made of pure tobacco, with no chemicals to make it burn, if not puffed and supplied with air, it will eventually go out. If you try to draw on your cigar and only get a tiny waft of smoke, simply dislodge the ash and relight it. Your best bet is in relighting a cigar while it is still warm. Continue reading

How to put out a cigar

11143121_10152988110278897_7398227158344727559_oFound this lovely in an ash tray the other night, and it leads to TODAY’S CIGAR TIP: Continue reading