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New Cigar Brands

Everyone has to start somewhere, and 200 years from now, some cigar company may proudly chart their heritage back to this year, 2023. On that note, today, we’re going to look at some new cigar brands that have recently hit the market. 

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New Cigars to Try in 2023

The best cigar you’ve ever had could be the next one you light up. Whether or not that turns out to be the case, the truth is that there are a ton of new cigars worth trying in 2023!

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For some cigar enthusiasts, the only way to light up a cigar is with a match. And while there’s nothing wrong with using a match to light a cigar, anyone who’s ever tried to strike a match outside on a windy day knows that sometimes it just doesn’t get the job done. Which brings us to our subject of the day –– torch lighters! 

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The Best Flavored Cigars for 2023

Flavored cigars have a unique place in the cigar industry. While some may overlook or dismiss flavored cigars, the reality is that many infused cigars taste fantastic and perform exceptionally well too!

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Important Cigar Dates for 2023

2023 is officially upon us! That means it’s time to set some goals and plan for the year ahead. The good news for cigar lovers is that plenty of exciting cigar events are slated for 2023.

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The Tercio Aging Process

Crafting a fine cigar requires skill and patience. However, some processes –– like tercio aging tobacco –– are so time-consuming and complex that few cigar manufacturers use them anymore.

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Out of all the different types of wrapper tobacco that adorns premium hand rolled cigars, there isn’t a more mystified leaf than the Maduro. 

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I’m going to say it, honey is money. In the past, we’ve covered all sorts of top-rated cigars with distinct flavor or tasting notes. We’ve done chocolate, coffee, vanilla, the list goes on and on. Well, we figured it was about time we touched on one of the most talked about flavor profiles in recent times, honey flavored cigars. TBH, the CW team was pretty blown away by all 5.

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New Year's Eve. It’s a time to celebrate your wins, remember the good times, and prepare for the coming year ahead. And what better way to do all that than by cutting, lighting and connecting with great friends and family, and with your favorite premium cigars. 

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Much like a personal preference on tobacco blends, we all have a personal preference on the size of cigar we like to smoke. That leads us to this week's blog topic. Well, it’s more of a simple question that doesn’t get asked enough…

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We’re back at it this week with the fifth and final edition of the Making the Cut blog series, where the Cigar World team breaks down the top cigar cutting styles, and answers some common questions around cutting cigars. That way, any and every smoke session you have will always make the cut.

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5 Essentials For the Cigar Cave

With winter in full effect and frigid weather embracing half the country, there isn’t a more perfect time than now to beat the cold and puff on your premiums in a warm and cozy cigar room. Over the last year, the Cigar World team received a slew of questions around what are some essential items that any cigar cave should have. So, we kicked it, smoked cigars, had discussions, even some arguments and compiled our favorites below. 

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The Holiday season is upon us and that means gift giving time. This year, you’ll want to make sure you give (or receive) the best gift possible. And what better gift than a premium whiskey to pair with premium cigars?

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Premium cigars. Just like fine wine, cheese or spirits, when stored correctly, certain cigars (and the tobacco inside them) can improve with age. Aging cigar tobacco amplifies flavor and aroma nuances, it’ll soften the rough edges, and generally improve the cigar, and the entire smoking experience. That’s why the Cigar World team wanted to answer some common questions around cigar aging, and showcase why (when done right) it does pay to age your cigars.

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Cigar boxes are works of art. They are often adorned with eye-catching paintings, iconic logos, and bold, bright colors. They can be made from a wide range of materials, and they come in all shapes and sizes. And they can be made into guitars too!

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Seasonal beverages come and go. But, if there’s one time period that the Cigar World team gets excited for as cigar smokers, it’s winter. The air is cool, there’s a little more time for relaxation, and of course, winter ales are aplenty. 

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We’re back at it this week with the fourth edition of the Making the Cut blog series, where the Cigar World team breaks down the top cigar cutting styles, and answers some common questions around cutting cigars.

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Pairing Wine and Cigars

Wine and cigars may not be the most common pairing, but under the right circumstances, they can work wonderfully together.

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Taking Wine to a Party

We’ve all been there before: you’re headed to a party, and you need to pick up a bottle of wine for it, but you don’t know what to get.

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Caring for Wine

You don’t need your own cellar to properly care for your favorite wines.

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Where is the best wine produced? It’s a common question without an easy answer. Still, proprietor and vintner at Flint Knoll winery Aaron Michaelis explains what makes Old World wine so special, along with what New World wines have to offer at the same time.

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Glassware and Decanters

In our fifth episode of the Masters Series, proprietor and vintner at Flint Knoll winery Aaron Michaelis explains the vital differences between wine glasses and how they affect the overall wine-drinking experience.

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Getting started in the wine category can be an overwhelming experience. Because wine is so popular worldwide, consumers have a huge amount of choices to sort through every time they decide to purchase wine.

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If you’ve ever been to a wine tasting, you’ve probably seen people closely examining, swirling, and then spitting out wine.

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Deep Dive: Macanudo Cigars

This week, the Cigar World team brings you along for a deep dive into none other than Macanudo, America’s best selling premium cigar.

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