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To understand the whats, hows and whys of tobacco curing, you kind of have to dig into cigar history. Some say history is boring. Well, they clearly never studied the history of tobacco curing ‘cause it’s chock-full of innovations that push the boundaries of tobacco all in the name of a beautiful smoking experience.

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Think of this as the ‘birds-and-bees chat,’ but about a different kind of anatomy. Cigar anatomy. When breaking down the anatomy or parts of a cigar, you can think about it in two different ways:

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An Expert Guide To Cigar Mold

For any cigar lovers out there, there’s nothing more heartbreaking than staring into your humidor to find your precious cigars staring back with some mysterious white or green substance clinging to the wrapper. 

Is it our worst nightmare, cigar mold? Or is it something less threatening like plume? That’s what we’re here to answer. 

So, before you decide it’s mold and start throwing all your cigars to the trash, check out this blog so you can 100% know if you’ve got a serious problem, or just some cigar plume.

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2020 Holiday Cigar Gift Guide

What do you get for the guy or gal who has everything? The answer isn’t a flashy PS5 or even the new iPhone 12 Mini, it’s more cigars and cigar accessories!

Check out our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide so you can check off your holiday wish list in style, and make sure your friends, your family (and maybe even yourself) have an absolutely smokin’ holiday.

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Your complete guide to understanding cigar beetles. 

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Every week, we’re breaking down the Behind the Band series and delivering you the best cigar pro-tips and tidbits from each and every episode. This juicy morsel from Episode 1 just couldn’t be overlooked. 

Here’s the best entry cigars from Cohiba, Macanudo, and CAO straight from Sean Williams, Laurel Tilley, and Rick Rodriguez themselves.

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There’s no question, over the history of cigars it’s been an industry dominated by men. But, as times change, the world evolves, and that’s no longer the story. If there’s anything these women are showing the world, it’s that they can not only live in this man's world, but own it.

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History of Cigar Bands

Learn about the history of Cigar Bands.

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Check out a few basic tips for cigar smoking on the golf course.

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Cigar Accessories

What cigar accessories do you need? Get recommendations on the best cigar accessories. 

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Cigars for Special Occasions

Most of life’s big events go perfectly with a celebratory cigar, from graduations to bachelor parties, weddings and the birth of babies, special occasion cigars are a great way to celebrate.

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Cigar FAQs

If you’re new to cigars, you might have some simple questions that you’d rather not ask a true aficionado.

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How Cigars are Made

The mystery surrounding how different tobaccos blend together to create a distinctive and consistent flavor can be attributed to the talents of the blender and the quality of tobaccos used.

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Cigar Vocabulary

A dictionary of terms you’re likely to use when speaking to fellow cigar connoisseurs.

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Cigar Sizes and Cigar Shapes

Know the differences between your Coronas, Churchills and Panetelas? Learn the sizes and shapes of your favorite smokes with this article on sizing cigars.

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Types of Cigar Wrappers

Increase your knowledge of cigars. Learn about the different types of cigar wrappers.

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