Cigar Buying Guides

2018 CA Report: 10 Top Wedding Cigars

Planning a wedding is a tedious beast, and skipping out on good wedding day cigars is simply a sin. We've made finding the right wedding cigars simple - see our list, and your guests will thank you.
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Food & Drink

CA Happy Hour: Lagavulin Distillers Edition & CAO Flathead Cigar Pairing

CAO Flathead is practically a household name - and we've paired it with one of the best Islay Scotch selections in the world. We’ve got a feeling you’re going to like this one.
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Food & Drink

CA Happy Hour: Kris Pinot Grigio & Romeo y Julieta Montague Cigar Pairing

Another twist in our boozy cigar pairings: a pale Pinot Grigio and a swarthy RyJ Montague. You may be thinking, "White wine with a dark cigar...does that even work?" Indeed, it does - and not just because we said so. Read the pairing info inside to see how!
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Cigar Buying Guides

2018 CA REPORT: The Ultimate Guide to the Newest Fad in Nicaraguan Cigars

Remember when shoulder pads and mullets were cool? Yeah, trends are great short term, but the Nicaraguan cigar trend is going to last and here’s why. While Nicaragua has been producing some of the finest tobaccos in the world since the 1960’s, it’s been on a naming kick lately. In just the last 5 years, over 25 new cigars were released with ‘Nicaragua’ or ‘Esteli’ in their names alone. So how do we navigate the waters of this rising trend?
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Food & Drink

Sixpoint The Crisp + Montecristo Cigar Pairing

What is a golf cigar? How do you pair a beer with a golf cigar? These questions have kept our greatest scholarly minds up at night for decades, or maybe not. We’re not scientists but the master brewers at Six Point Brewery sure are and they’ve concocted a new classic for the golf course that needs only the complement of a classic Montecristo and the company of friends.
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Food & Drink

Agave Underground Añejo Tequila + Oliva Serie V Melanio Cigar Pairing

We’re switching up Happy Hour this week and pairing cigars with tequila - and not the kind with a worm in the bottle, either. We’re talking about that amber colored tequila that’s aged in whiskey barrels, a sipping tequila that pairs just right with the top-rated Melanio by Oliva. See why we picked this booze and cigar pairing - and why you should too!
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Cigars 101

5 Things You Need to Know About... Pennsylvania Broadleaf Tobacco

Cheesesteaks, Yuengling (pronounced ying-ling), and potholes the size of moon craters are as Pennsylvanian as it gets - but what about the tobacco? We spent a day at the Drew Estate PA Barn Smoker which, as a life-long Pennsylvanian, led me down the rabbit-hole of what goes into growing and using this heavy tobacco in cigars - and why some say it's making a comeback.
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Food & Drink

CA Happy Hour: Blue Point Toasted Lager + Perdomo Craft Series Cigar Pairing

This happy hour goes out to the barbecue chef in all of us. Cigars and bbq go together like peanut butter and jelly; and when you throw a crisp, cool beer into the mix- boy, you’re bordering nirvana. This week’s pairing is versatile; with a beer hailing from the beaches of Long Island and a cigar designed for beer, this dynamic duo will be the hit of your next pig roast.
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Cigar Buying Guides

How to Build a Well-Rounded Cigar Collection in 3 Easy Steps

So, you’ve got this great cigar humidor. But you look inside, and you notice it’s lacking in certain areas…maybe you’ve got plenty of yard-gars, but not enough good “sharing smokes” for when friends are over. Or, you’ve got too much of a certain brand, too many full-bodied cigars, or too many of one size, etc. The key to building your cigar collection is having the right assortment of sticks to fit every occasion.
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Food & Drink

Bulleit Bourbon & Baccarat Cigar Pairing

You’ve just clocked 40 hours of work this week, maybe even more. The bags under your eyes are large and the backseat of your car is looking like a cavern made of Dunkin’ Donuts cups – you are DONE.
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