Cigar World Education
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Louis is our featured Top Shop Dog this month. Louis is a Blue French Bulldog and so beloved that
Hunter Marosits, the shop owner, named the shop, Sir Louis Cigars after this doggo. When exploring Sir
Louis Cigars in Wilbraham, MA you will not only see Louis adorable face as the store’s logo, but merch
and even cigars with his mug present. (Check out the Red Rocket and Pink Pencil cigars!)
Louis is five years young and has been with Sir Louis since the very beginning in 2019, as a puppy. He loves eating, playing with balls, and is obsessed with people’s feet. He has a sister Blucci (she is actually his cousin) that he loves to wrestle with, play tug of war and take turns showcasing their dominance. IYKYK…
Break out the bratwurst and the beer keg; it’s tailgate season again! Of course, cigars are a fabulous addition to any pre-game, tailgate, festival, or watch party. Not only do many cigars pair well with beer, but there’s no better way to celebrate a big win than by lighting up your favorite smoke. So let’s get to it — these are the best cigars for bringing to your next tailgate
NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens, have appeared in nearly every industry since they first gained prevalence in 2017. And the cigar industry is no exception! Indeed, several brands have dabbled with NFTs over the past few years –– with some cigar NFTs fetching bids in the $90,000 region. Given all that, we’ll take a step back today and explain both NFTs and what they mean for cigar lovers.
Spirits and cigars have long been the perfect pair. As a result, one day, some genius thought to themself, 'What if I could enjoy both...at once?' And just like that, the barrel-aged cigar was born. The time-intensive process of aging spirits and cigars separately has been around for centuries. However, this synergetic way of aging cigars is relatively new.
As you may have noticed, cigars aren’t free. And if you love cigars as much as we do, it makes sense to make smart financial choices to ensure you’ll always have spare cash to pick up your favorite smokes. To that end, we’re going to focus on some finance 101 topics this month that all cigar lovers should understand. So let’s kick things off with an overview of 401ks –– or, as we like to think of them –– cigar retirement accounts.
Thanks to its unorthodox shape, the Lancero offers a unique smoking experience. In terms of construction, the lancero is difficult to master — balancing the tobacco and rolling the cigar is much more challenging than in your traditional smoke. However, it’s this requirement for craftsmanship that makes the lancero so enjoyable. Because this cigar has less filler, the wrapper plays a key role in the overall flavor profile.
So if you consider yourself a cigar aficionado, the lancero is for you. Ready to put this puff to the test? Keep reading to get to know our favorite lancero cigars.
Every successful cigar company has a story to tell –– something that makes it unique and stand out from the crowd. However, some cigar brands are “more unique” than others. Enter Room101 Cigars. While you may have heard of Room101 (or smoked a Room101 cigar) before, you may not know the entire mythology behind the brand. Today, though, we’ll fill in those gaps and give you a complete picture of the Room101 Cigar story.
To enjoy a cigar, you first have to be able to find it. That might sound obvious, but as experienced cigar lovers likely already know, locating especially rare, renowned, or limited-edition smokes can be a pain –– to put it mildly. Indeed, even popular brands can suffer from stocking or shipping issues from time to time. If you’re tired of struggling to find your favorite cigars, then you’re in the right place. Here’s how Cigar World can help you out.
August 26, 2023 marks International Dog Day, and we would be amiss to let this day go by without calling out another Top Shop Dog!! This month, we are featuring Peggy from Embargo Cigar Lounge in Phoenix, Arizona.
From matches to butane, there are many ways to spark life’s pleasures. We’re not here to tell you how to smoke your cigar; we’re just here to elevate the experience.
While the torch lighter is a popular and innovative way to light up a cigar, its benefits may not be as well-known. The torch’s concentrated high heat allows users to have more control over the burn, resulting in fewer puffs before a smooth smoke.
Durable, convenient, and reliable, the torch lighter should be in every cigar connoisseur’s bag. We’ve already given you a list of our favorites, but now we’re here to break down how to use it to get the optimal burn.
If you smoke cigars, a humidor is a no-brainer. Without a humidor, a cigar can last about 30 days at best, that is, if it’s in a cellophane wrapper. No wrapper? You’re looking at just three days.
In order to last, cigars need to be kept at a certain temperature, humidity, and moisture level. When these factors aren’t kept in check, your smoke will lose freshness and quickly deteriorate in flavor. There are a variety of ways to protect your cigars — from a fancy cabinet humidor to a simple acrylic jar humidor. However, if you’re looking for the best of the best, the electric cigar humidor is the way to go.
Rum and cigars have a lot in common. Both are luxury products. Both feature a rich diversity of flavors, styles, and profiles. And both have long, complicated histories that span hundreds of years and multiple continents. While we usually spend our time focused on the cigar side of things, today –– in honor of National Rum Day –– we’re going to explore the history of rum.
And, of course, provide a few rum and cigar recommendations while we’re at it.
When you walk into Wilde Cigar Lounge in Dallas, Texas, you will see amazing pieces of art adorning the walls. When you get closer to the art, you will discover that they have been crafted out of cigar bands. No seriously. Portraits of Nolan Ryan (oh and this one is signed.) and John Wayne are just a couple examples of the work you can see in the lounge. What is even cooler, the artist actually works there. Her name is Kim Jackson and she has been creating these beautiful, unique pieces since April 2014. I was lucky enough to spend some time with Kim and discuss her artwork and history in the cigar world.
What does a “regular” cigar look like? Is it thin or thick? Is it short or long? Is its head rounded or tapered off?
Of course, there is no answer to this question because cigars can and do come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. And even seasoned smokers may need help keeping track of every cigar frontmark. So today, we’re going to go back to basics and review a few critical terms regarding cigar dimensions
At Cigar World, we love a good desktop humidor. These relatively small, often budget-friendly products look great in a home or office setting. And, if well-maintained, they should last you for years!
First, a disclaimer: we love mellow, Connecticut-shade cigars here at Cigar World. However, we won’t be talking about any cigars like that today because this blog is all about the darkest of the dark: Oscuro wrappers.
Cigars have the remarkable ability to make a good time great. After all, that’s one of the reasons why people love celebrating special occasions with premium smokes. So it stands to reason that if you love a good concert or music festival, having a few cigars to puff on between acts will only enhance your experience. But which cigars are best suited for a music festival?
We’re celebrating National Tequila Day today –– salud! Naturally, we’re pairing our favorite tequila drinks with some of the finest cigars you’ll find on the market today. As you might have guessed, partnering cigars with tequila's unique agave spice can be tricky. Not to worry, though. No matter what kind of tequila and what kind of cigars you prefer, we’ll fix you up with a recommendation that’s sure to hit the spot.
You have already met Darwin (if not click here.) As we continue with our adventures in Canines of the Leaf, we want to introduce you to Shiner from Renegade Cigars in Richardson, TX. Not only is Shiner the resident shop dog, but her adorable face is also the logo for Renegade Cigars.
Look, we get it. Buying an entire box of cigars can be a big decision! If you’re going to shell out hundreds (or sometimes even thousands) of dollars on cigars, you want to ensure you’ll enjoy them first. Thankfully, cigar sampler packs offer new smokers the chance to taste numerous cigars while allowing seasoned aficionados to explore new blends. There are a ton of great cigar samplers on the market, but here are a few we’d recommend.
Age can have a powerful effect on cigars. As with aging fine wine, letting tobacco leaves mature and develop flavor over time can improve and significantly alter the eventual smoking experience. However, not all tobaccos that are aged for a long time can truly be considered “vintage.” Sound confusing? Don’t worry; we’ll explain it further here.
If you’ve had more than a passing interest in cigars over the past five years, odds are you’ve noticed an uptick in the number of smokes featuring “San Andrés” tobacco. And no, you’re not imagining things –– San Andrés cigars have become increasingly popular. While farmers have produced tobacco in Mexico’s San Andrés Valley for over a century, recent releases from brands like E.P. Carillo, My Father Cigars, CAO, and Cohiba have elevated San Andrés tobacco’s profile. With that in mind, it’s overdue for a breakdown of this exciting tobacco taking the industry by storm.
Proper humidor maintenance is an issue that bedevils both long-time smokers and newcomers to the category alike. Indeed, achieving “perfect” cigar humidity at home is a tricky proposition –– particularly if you don’t have an unlimited budget to spend on high-quality humidification tools. The good news is we’re here to help regardless of your setup. Here’s how to tackle your humidification problems and keep your cigars fresh and in fine-smoking condition.
There comes a point in every cigar smoker’s life when they consider purchasing a cigar subscription. After all, if you plan on buying cigars regularly, why not join a monthly service that gives you benefits and bonuses at the same time? With that in mind, today we’ll highlight some of our favorite cigar subscriptions that are worth the price –– plus –– break down which one is right for you and your situation.
When you follow Room101 Cigars, Room101 Gin or any other Room101 social accounts, including @itsboofybaby himself, you will see mention of the Shadow Army. What in the hell is the Shadow Army?!
I was able to chat with two members of this illustrious group, and as you can imagine, I am keeping their identities anonymous, so I will just refer to them with their soldier number. Let the absurdity begin…