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Cigar 101: Should I leave the cigar in its cellophane? How about tubes?

One of our most frequently asked questions is whether to leave a cigar in its outer packaging when storing in your humidor. The short answer is: It doesn’t really matter that much either way. CELLOPHANE Cellophane is used to protect the cigar’s wrapper from being damaged during packing and transit, and when you’re rifling through …

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Cigar Review: Gurkha Assassin Robusto

Was just reading this excellent Cigar Inspector review of the Gurkha Assassin and it got me thinking back to the first time I tried one of these killer sticks. Which got me thinking, hey, we ought to do some more cigar reviews on the blog. I got this cigar in our excellent All Treats No …

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Cigar Blog Roundup: Cinco de Mayo con cigarros

Well, it’s almost that time of year again… time to crack a Corona, light up a stogie and fiesta until your sombrero falls off. Gary at About.com celebrates Mexican cigars in his recent blog post praising Te-Amo, arguably the finest Mexican puro around. Cultivated in the San Andres Valley in Mexico where the soil and …

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Cigar 101: Where not to store your cigars

We’re constantly amazed at the innovative ways people avoid using a humidor to store their cigars. Some people swear by their weird method, but it just doesn’t bear out scientifically. Cigars are born in high-humidity, tropical locales and need that environment to taste and burn their best. Even in places like Florida and Southern California …

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Cigar 101: Getting your buddies into cigars

There’s nothing quite like smoking cigars with a bunch of friends. A cigar by oneself is a solemn and solitary affair, but with others involved you get to share the same luxurious experience, seemingly amplifying it. I recently got a buddy into cigars and it got me thinking about some tips on introducing your friends …

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