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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Food & Drink

CA Happy Hour: Cigar Pairing with Laphroaig + Partagas Black Label

Cigar Advisor offers up a perfect cigar and libation pairing of Partagas Black Label and Laphroaig Cask, i hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
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Cigar Buying Guides

Boutiques for Beginners – The Best Boutique Cigars on the Block

Classics are classics, no matter what – but every now and again, it’s time you let yourself take a walk on the wild side of the boutique cigar world. Admittedly, trying new cigars can be scary: there’s a lofty level of uncertainty when it comes to adding new cigars to your lineup, and when some of the buzz-heavy boutique cigars comes into play – often at a hefty price tag – you want some reassurance.
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Food & Drink

CA Happy Hour: Totally Naked Pale Lager + Oliva Connecticut Reserve Cigar Pairing

There’s nothing like the comradery of a summer day at the ball park, on the golf course, or out on open water with a rod in hand and the catch of the day sitting on the other end. Cigars and beer make the best sharing pairings for summer events – so this time...
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Food & Drink

Zacapa Centenario XO + Arturo Fuente Double Chateau Cigar Pairing

White beaches, palm trees, a cool ocean breeze and a long, tall drink with a cigar smoldering beside it. That’s how summer looks and with the beautiful days of summer comes more excuses to ditch work and hit the great outdoors.
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Food & Drink

Untapped: 5 Things You Need to Know About Cigars and Beer

Between pairing videos and Saturday afternoons on the porch, I’ve certainly made clear to my readers my profound love of beer, namely craft beer. There’s nothing like the refined and sometimes exotic flavors of a premium craft beer combined with complex or even simple notes from a premium cigar.
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Food & Drink

CA Happy Hour: Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale + Plasencia Reserva Original Cigar Pairing

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Cigar Advisor's Happy Hour...consider it your…
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