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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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How to Get The Perfect Cigar Puff

Now that your cigar is properly lit, it’s time to relax and enjoy it. But are you doing everything you can do to get the perfect puff out of each and every one of your cigars?

No matter if that answer is yes, no, or maybe so, this blog will teach you everything you need to know about getting the perfect puff so you’ll never struggle with another cigar again.

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How To Light A Cigar Like a Pro

Throughout our lives we have many rights of passage. Learning how to tie our shoes. Learning how to drive a car. And for us cigar smokers, learning how to light a cigar. 

Let us preface, properly lighting a cigar isn’t about torching the foot (the end of the cigar) as you wish and puffing away like a maniac. There’s a method to this madness, and this blog will teach you everything you need to know so you’ll never struggle to light another cigar again.

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You’re a seasoned cigar smoker, that’s why you’re here. And there’s no question that achieving a beautifully-long ash has always been one of the most fascinating parts of the whole cigar smoking process. 

So, since you’re into big-ash, sit your ash down and explore Cigar World’s expert knowledge drop on cigar ash.

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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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It’s common knowledge that many cigar brands package their individual cigars in cellophane within each respective box. This begs the question: Should I keep my cigars in cellophane?

Here’s what some of the Cigar World’s top brand ambassadors, Sean Williams, Laurel Tilley, and Rick Rodriguez, have to say.

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We’ve all been there; minding your own business, searching for a great cigar at your local shop when you see someone pick up a cigar, take a big ‘ole sniff of it pressed up against their nostril, then place it back on the shelf. Unfortunately, this is a fairly common practice amongst self-appointed aficionados but is there any weight to their whiff?

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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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If you’re looking for the best cigar bar in Chicago, there’s no doubt you’ve come to the right place. No matter if you’re traveling through Chi-town on vacation, for work, or if you’re a windy

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Explore Cigar World for the best cigar bars in Las Vegas. No matter if you’re a cigar beginner or a cigar aficionado, we've put together the top 5 cigar bars in Vegas.

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For anyone new to cigars or even for the seasoned cigar expert, one of the key accessories to complete any cigar collection is a great humidor. Without storing your cigars at the proper temperature and humidity, they are certain to end up dry and anything but what the cigar artisan who rolled them intended them to be.

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Best Cigar Art

For any cigar beginner or cigar expert, having a comfortable and stylish place to smoke and converse with your friends and family makes every cigar that much better. But, what is a cigar room or lounge without the right cigar artwork?

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Explore Cigar World for the best drink pairings for Cohiba’s cigar lineup. From coffee to spirits, we've put together the best drink pairings for each and every cigar.

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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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From single-flame to table-top torches, we’ve put together the best lighters for cigars.

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Just like wine and cheese, a cigar and a drink pairing go hand-in-hand. But, for your average cigar smoker, it can be difficult knowing what kind of beverage to pair with certain cigars. Even for the cigar aficionado, a cigar pairing suggestion or two never hurts. 

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10 Best Cigar Cutters

We can see the scene playing in our heads like a movie on repeat. You pick up a brand new cigar, maybe you’ve had the pleasure of smoking it before, maybe not. You grab your standard cigar cutter that you’ve had for years, and guess what, you completely butcher it. The cut isn’t clean, you may have pinched your finger, maybe you’ve unraveled the wrap, and the filler is now anything but in unison. Absolute cigar cutter fail.

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The saying goes, “a carpenter is only as good as his/her tools.” Believe it or not, a cigar smoker is only as good as your cigar ashtray. Well, that may not be entirely true, but you get the gist. 

For any cigar smoker, whether you smoke one cigar a year or one a day, a cool cigar ashtray can be the perfect combination of show-stopping aesthetic and meaningful functionality.

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Store your cigars in confidence. Learn how to calibrate your hygrometer and keep your humidor at the correct humidity.

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Explore Cigar World for the best cigar bars in NYC. No matter if you’re a cigar beginner or a cigar aficionado, we've put together the top 5 cigar bars in NYC.

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History of Cigar Bands

Learn about the history of Cigar Bands.

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How to Fix a Cigar Wrapper

Learn how to fix a broken cigar wrapper. To repair it, you'll need some acacia powder or pectin, and also a 'patch', a small piece of donor tobacco, perhaps from the cigar stub of a similar blend. To make thecigar wrapper repair, simply apply the acacia or pectin to the patch, paste it over the crack and wait for it to dry.

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