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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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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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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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How to Select your First Humidor

Discover how to select your first humidor. Learn about selecting the proper humidor for your cigar collection. 

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How to Cut a Cigar

Cutting a cigar isn’t difficult, but it’s important. Learn one of the simplest and most popular methods of doing it--the Guillotine cut.

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