Cigars 101

“THE CIGAR HAS BEEN ONE OF THE GREATEST CREATURE COMFORTS OF MY LIFE. A KIND COMPANION – A GREAT STIMULANT – A CEMENTER OF FRIENDSHIPS” MR. BILL What is a Cigar? Cigars have been around since at least the...

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Cutting Your Cigar

Preparing to smoke a cigar can be a wonderful experience in itself. You will be spending quality time with a quality product and it will be to your benefit to reflect upon its creation before lighting up. Unlike cigarettes, you do not simply pull...

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Women and Cigars

Ladies, take heart – you are not alone. This section of our Web Site is devoted to those who have chosen to stand out as unique cigar smokers enjoying a traditionally male pleasure. There are quite a few famous women who smoke cigars...

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The Colors of Cigars

Cigar wrappers come in a palette of colors that resemble human skin tones.  Just as scientists describe the rainbow in seven basic colors, cigar aficionados use seven basic color descriptions for wrappers, although there are many subtle shades in...

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Shapes and Sizes

Traditional cigar shapes, or formats, vary greatly in size from brand to brand, so it’s important to describe cigars by their dimensions -length and diameter – as well as by their shape.  In the U.S., the U.K. and Cuba, length is...

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Cigar Glossary

Aging:  Freshly made, green cigars are aged by stacking them naked in temperature and humidity regulated storage rooms.  This mellows the tobacco, as well as encouraging the bouquet to blend both within and between the cigars.  Not to be confused...

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