Cigars 101

Wrapper Shade Nomenclature

Wrapper Shade Nomenclature

One of the most daunting tasks for a cigar smoker, whether new or experienced, is understanding all the different types of wrapper leaves available on cigars. CigarAdvisor contributor Lucas Woith sheds some light on the subject.
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How to go from Novice to Experienced Cigar Smoker

How to go from Novice to Experienced Cigar Smoker

You've had a few cigars on the golf course, were given one at a bachelor party or wedding, or had one at a cigar bar; whatever the case, you now realize that cigars are a hobby that you want to pursue. Welcome! But before taking the plunge, it helps to learn a little about what you're doing. Here's how to go from a novice (newbie) to an experienced cigar smoker.
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Body Politics

Body Politics

Allow me also to come clean and tell you that, even though I spend an awful lot of time at this fabulous little digital outpost in the online frontier.
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Cigar Knowledge: Selecting a Lighter

Cigar Knowledge: Selecting a Lighter

Large ring gauge cigars have taken the market by storm and gained massive popularity. The accessory market changed to keep pace with the trend. What good is a cigar cutter that can't handle anything larger than a 54 ring gauge? Have you ever tried to light a 6 x 60 with a delicate single flame torch? The purpose of this article is to take a look at the accessory market, butane torches in particular. When it comes to lighters, bigger isn't always better.
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Introducing Friends To Cigars

Introducing Friends To Cigars

Cigars are best shared among friends, but introducing a friend to your passion is a delicate undertaking that requires a certain amount of finesse and some planning. Doing it the right way will maximize the likelihood that your friend will enjoy himself, and perhaps even pursue the hobby. Doing it the wrong way may turn your friend off of cigars forever.
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Tubo or Not Tubo?

What advantages are there, if any, to cigars presented in tubos. Recently, I received an email from a reader asking me how long cigars that come in glass tubos will…
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