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It’s been rather cold in our area lately so we decided to come up with a few cigars that are perfect for the winter season. We think that darker, full bodied cigars are great for this time of year along with smaller cigars that still pack a punch.

The Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story is a medium bodied stogie that’s a nice small size of 4 x 49. We think a smaller cigar is great for winter because you don’t have to stand outside for too long in the cold to enjoy it. While these cigars may be short they last on average about 45 minutes, which we think is a good amount of time to enjoy. These cigars are handmade in the Dominican Republic and use a Cameroon wrapper. For a petite cigar the Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story is a rich tasting, smooth stogie from start to finish.  

CAO Brazilia Cariocas cigars come in a tin and are a great size (4 x 38). These full bodied Honduran treats are another stogie we think are an excellent winter choice. Named for their nearly-black Brazilian grown Arapiraca wrapper leaf, CAO Brazilia cigars are a powerful smoke  with notes of coffee, cedar, pepper, leather and dark cocoa. The wrapper used on the Cariocas is oily as well, choosing a cigar that has an oily wrapper means the cigar will hold up better in the cold weather.

The winter brings on heartier meals, darker beers and best of all, more full flavored cigars. The 2012 Rocky Patel Winter Collection is an excellent choice when it comes to enjoying a smoke in the winter. This collection features a variety of sizes including Robusto, Toro and Torpedo. These Rocky Patel beauties are perfect for the winter and go hand in hand with a cup of hot chocolate. Each Winter 2012 cigar is draped in a dark Habano maduro wrapper and features rich long-filler tobaccos from Nicaragua. These cigars burn nice and even and have sweet flavors of espresso and coffee bean.

Spring is around the corner and we’re looking forward to warmer days, in the meantime we recommend that you enjoy a few winter cigars and make the most of your cold days!

Do you live in an area that gets cold this time of year? If so, do you find yourself changing the way you smoke or even where you smoke? Let us know what your favorite cigar is this time of year.

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