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4 Ways to Identify a Cigar That Has Gone Bad

Like a fine wine, cigars become better with time. Thus the concept of a “fresh” cigar is actually misleading, as new cigars tend to burn unevenly and offer bitter flavors, whereas properly aged cigars exude more flavors, thus giving the

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Understanding Different Cigar Vitolas and Shapes

Cigars come in a variety of shapes and sizes, which are often referred to as Vitolas. Each of the different formats offer varying smoking experiences, in regards to a cigar’s fullness and the overall burning time. Furthermore, the various cigar

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The Effects of Smoking Cigars

There are hundreds of studies that attempt to define the specific degree of risk that smoking entails in relation to a variety of health problems. However, long before all the research proved that it was dangerous to smoke, tobacco was

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How To Avoid Common Burns

The burning question that many cigar smokers have today, especially the novices, is how to avoid an uneven burn. An uneven burn, or a bad burn, is often caused by rushing through the lighting of the cigar. Be patient as

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How Far Down Should You Smoke A Cigar?

If you turn to “cigar etiquette” sources, you might have heard you should never smoke more than half a cigar (downright ridiculous, if you ask me). Another common “rule” is that you should set your cigar down and let it

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The Ultimate Guide On Storing Your Cigars

Just like fine wine, a premium cigar’s quality may be spoiled by improper care. For cigars, this typically means controlling the proper humidity, temperature, and care for your cigars. Unfortunately, many new smokers don’t know how to store cigars properly,

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Pairing Your El Septimo With The Right Drink

Whether it is a cigar and scotch pairing or any cigar and liquor pairing, even experienced cigar smokers and spirit connoisseurs can find themselves at a loss when pairing cigars and drinks. In fact, figuring out which drinks to pair

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How To Smoke An El Septimo Cigar

Lighting your first cigar can be a daunting task, especially if you are not an aficionado. However, it shouldn’t be hard work. After all, cigar smoking is intended to be a relaxing and soothing experience, available to everyone, regardless of

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