Cut, Light and Enjoy (Don’t think, just smoke).

Last night I sat down to re arrange my main humidor and rotate the contents, while at the same time opening two smaller ones to move some things from one to another. As I dug through the various sticks, I was thinking about cigars, writing, the industry...

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Cigar Thoughts

Fine hand rolled cigars, what a fantastic tradition and work of art. There is something captivating about leaves of a plant, rolled into a shape then wrapped in delicate outer leaves and aged? Is it merely the simple act of placing a cigar in ones mouth...

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Christmas gift ideas for cigar lovers

You want to buy the cigar lover in your life a great Christmas present. When it comes to matters relating to the stogie, though, you’re the first to admit you have no idea what you’re doing. We’re here to help! Potentially hampering matters even further is...

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Charter Oak Review

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: 2016 IPCPR RELEASES First a little introduction: My name is Peter and I’ve been smoking cigars 19 years. I am a native of NY and as such I am sarcastic and acerbic. If you don’t agree with me then say so and stand by your convictions...

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“What’s Your Best Cigar?”

Ask any B&M cigar store owner how many times someone’s asked the question “What’s your best cigar?” and I bet you’ll hear a wide variety of answers that boil down to this: A LOT.  They’d probably be able to throw in some other subjective adjectives that can be...

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How To Choose Your Cigar

There's a cigar and there's a cigar. There are excellent handcrafted cigars and there are cheap garbage imitations out there. Before you...

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10 Questions From a Wannabe Cigar Smoker

My name is Chris. As of now I have not ever smoked a cigar, well, at least not while sober. Growing up I have always been surrounded by cigar smokers so there is a comforting appeal to the smell. It has always fascinated me but I never took the opportunity, not even...

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Building a Closet Humidor

I was asked by a few friends if I would blog about the construction of my closet humidor. I thought that it was a great idea and that it might be of some help to others. So here goes: After researching and making several calls across the county. And speaking with...

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Best Cigar Books for your Library

When it comes to having access to cigar information for some, either the Internet either just won’t do, or it takes a backseat to the good ol’ fashioned book. Understandable, considering that enjoying a stick is a textural experience as much as a visual,...

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Smoke Your First Cigar Without Getting Sick

It is not uncommon for people who are just learning how to smoke a cigar to feel sick during their first smoking session. Nothing to beat yourself with, even old-time aficionados do get sick sometimes from smoking very strong cigars they are not accustomed to. What...

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