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A Cigar for Every Season

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Not sure about where you live, but the summer here was unbearably hot. Today I’m thankful for September, which has ushered in more reasonable temps and far less humidity. I was pondering Pennsylvania’s seasonality when, naturally, I got to thinking about beer and cigars.

Some of my favorite craft brews are seasonal, so when nightfall comes earlier and the air begins to smell sweet, I know it’s time to stock up on Porter, Stout, Märzen-stye Fest, Doppelbock, Amber, etc.

More often than not, the beer I’m drinking dictates what I smoke, making my cigar choice also seasonal. This means it’s time for fuller-bodied Maduro- and Corojo-wrapped cigars, and especially fuller-bodied Nicaraguans. Toros, Fancy figurados and Presidentes give way to Corona Gordas, Robustos, Rothschilds and Belicosos.

I’m curious to hear your thoughts: Do you smoke/buy certain cigars seasonally?

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Devon Berman
4 years ago

I typically don’t change my brands with the seasons, but I have noticed that larger ring sizes tend to fare better in cold weather, especially if you leave some extra ash. So I usually run through more 55-60s in the winter.

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