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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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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