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Cigar 101

The Many Shapes of Cigars

There is no shortage to the shapes and sizes in which cigars are made. This combination of size and shape is referred to as a cigar’s vitola. Newer smokers can be surprised how much this affects the smoking experience, from Nubs to Churchills. Allow Best Cigar Prices to help you understand what vitola names like these mean in terms of shape, length, and gauge.

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by Steve Kotch, 5 months ago

Cigar 101

Knowing Your Cigar Wrappers

Anyone who knows what the wrapper leaf of a cigar is knows just how important it can be. Aside from holding the binder and filler tobacco together, the wrapper really dictates how a cigar looks. A healthy wrapper leaf that’s free of blemishes and veins usually says something about the quality of a cigar, and when folks are browsing at a cigar shop, first impressions are definitely important. On top of determining a cigar’s appearance, it’s also been estimated that the wrapper can account for 60% to 90% of a cigar’s flavor. That’s one important leaf!

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by Steve Kotch, 5 months ago

Cigar 101

Our Beginner’s Guide to Cigars

The culture, tradition, and business of cigars can be fascinating to newcomers, but a bit overwhelming as well. If you are just starting out, you likely have quite a few questions. In this article we’ll attempt to answer some of those questions for anyone who’s just getting into the rewarding and relaxing world of premium cigars. We’re going to do this crash course-style, and we’re starting from the top, so buckle up.

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by Jason, 6 months ago

Cigar 101

Why New Fathers Hand Out Cigars

There are few, if any, life events that hold as much significance as becoming a parent. The birth of one’s child is a cause for celebration, and one of the most well-known traditions for marking the occasion is handing out cigars to friends and family (who are of age, of course). But how did such a custom come to pass? What connection is there between enjoying a herf with loved ones and the arrival of a newborn?

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by Steve Kotch, 6 months ago

Cigar 101

Choosing Cigar Cutters

Whether you’re a seasoned smoker or a newcomer to cigars altogether, cutting a cigar before you smoke it is likely an afterthought. It’s almost done as a reflex, using whatever cigar cutter you have at your disposal. Still, this simple act of opening the cigar for air flow can significantly change how your sticks smoke. If you’re in the market for a cigar cutter or a cigar punch, you might want to consider how each style can affect your smoking experience.

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by Steve Kotch, 6 months ago