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Guide to Cigar Ring Gauges

cigar cutter with cigar

Fashions change all the time, and while we would expect this from our clothes and décor, the same can absolutely be said for our cigar preferences too. One of the most noticeable phases for cigars is the size of ring gauge. Over the years, the in-vogue cigar size has shifted, and these days we see […]

Five Tips for the Perfect Pipe Smoke

A smoking pipe on a piece of wood with smoke from the bowl

There’s something special about the time spent pipe smoking. Whether it’s a contemplative moment by yourself or a long conversation with friends, pipe smoking is a wonderful way to unwind from the world. One of the joys of pipe smoking compared to other methods is the whole routine that surrounds the practice. Whether you’re trying […]

Why Should Cigars Be Smoked Slowly?

man smoking a cigar

One of the biggest mistakes a cigar smoker can make is to rush their cigar. Cigars can take quite a long time to complete, and when you’ve spent good money on a smoke, you probably won’t want to waste it. It can, therefore, be quite tempting to puff a bit faster to finish a cigar, […]

Top Tips for Making Cocktails at Home

cocktail strained into a glass

Whether you’re a fan of the fruity or prefer your drink to have a stronger sip, there’s a cocktail for everyone. It’s always enjoyable to drink a professionally mixed cocktail, but it can be a bit tricky to replicate the same experience at home. To help you shake or stir together some delicious cocktails at […]

Cigar and Tea Pairing Guide

While we know of drinks like whisky and coffee being classic pairings for cigars, how do these smokes fair with the British favourite – a good cup of tea?! Why Do Tea and Cigars Pair Well Together? It is believed by some that the similarities in the growth process of both tea and tobacco are […]

Guide to Japanese Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages are popular in Japan and are enjoyed at the end of a busy workday, for fun, or with a delicious meal. Japan is home to an assortment of drinking establishments, from bars and pubs to izakaya, where you can enjoy tasty treats alongside your drink. We take a look at some of the […]

How to Pair Cigars and Wine

cigar and wine

From comparable creation and ageing processes to being a luxury collectable, there are a lot of similarities between cigars and wine. With similarities comes the potential to form a great pairing, and cigars and wine can offer just that. We take a look at how you can create a great pairing. How Does Pairing Work? […]