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Herb and Spice Flavors in Your Cigar

by David Nadel April 17, 2016

Sometimes cigar aficionados get caught up and full of themselves when it comes to infused, or flavored cigars. They forget that sometimes it’s OK to smoke something not ultra premium as a one off or a treat every now and again. They also get wrapped up in some of the information and myths that were […]

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What To Look For in A Cigar Wrapper Leaf

by David Nadel March 30, 2016

In the real estate world, the mantra is: Location, Location, Location. In the world of cigar tobacco, location is important, but there is more to a wrapper than what kind of leaf it is, or where it was grown. Don’t misunderstand: these things are important, but there are other obvious things to look for in […]

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The 3 Leaves

by David Nadel February 9, 2016

Any avid cigar smoker can tell you that where you get the tobacco, and how it’s grown are major contributing factors in the quality of the cigar, but there’s more to it than that. The different types of tobacco leaves and how they’re used in the cigar contribute to the overall flavor, strength, and size […]

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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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