The Art of Lighting a Woman’s Cigar

by David Nadel October 26, 2015

There were days not so long ago when smoking was a sort of social introduction. Those were the days when a man could smoothly light a cigar for a woman and it was an opportunity to briefly converse and interact with her in a social setting. This single action was the sophisticated answer to the […]

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Celebrate The Birth of a Child With A Cigar

by David Nadel October 12, 2015

Enjoying a good cigar is a traditional way to celebrate various life-changing events like the birth of a first-born child. This is a blessed occasion that deserves special recognition. Handing out a favorite cigar or one especially chosen to commemorate the day leaves a lasting impression. Inhabitants in Central America, South America and the Caribbean […]

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Touching-up and Re-Lighting Your Cigar

by David Nadel August 11, 2015

Touching up and relighting may seem to be completely synonymous but they’re not exactly the same thing. “Touching up” a cigar generally refers to very selective lighting of a particular section of a cigar. You’ll generally want to touch up your cigar when one side begins to burn more quickly than another which leads to […]

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The Science of Smoking a Cigar

by David Nadel February 4, 2015

Cigar smoking existed back in the days when Columbus first came to America. Native Americans used to wrap tobacco in maize leaves to smoke it. Information from the 1700’s reveals that most cigars were purchased from Cuba and the West Indies. The first cigar factory to open in the U.S. was in Connecticut in 1810. During […]

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Which Type of Liquor Goes Best with a Premium Cigar

by Elliot Boudin September 26, 2012
Cigar and Liquor

“Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker”—Willy Wonka One of the most frequent questions asked about cigars is which type of liquor goes best with a good smoke.  Alcohol and cigars go hand-in-hand for many as two of their favorite vices, so naturally the question is a valid one.  Unfortunately, there isn’t one clear cut […]

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Top Ten Cigar Smoking Comic Book Characters

by Elliot Boudin September 12, 2012
Cigar Smoking Comic Characters

Over the past few years, it has been almost impossible to avoid the resurgence of comic books.  These “kids” books are anything but.  The themes and artwork are more adult and even the name has changed with “graphic novel” now being the accepted term for a collection of multiple comics.  And with The Avengers breaking […]

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The Most Expensive Cigars in the World

by Elliot Boudin August 24, 2012
Expensive Cigar

Cigars have often gotten an unfair stereotype for being a rich man’s luxury.  Certainly, the fact that most good quality cigars are hand-rolled make the products more costly than their mass produced counterparts in the cigarette industry.  But many affordable cigars still offer a pleasant and satisfying smoking experience.  But this does bring up an […]

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