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? […]
The way your cigar burns can reveal lots about the way your cigar has been constructed. While you may think that the way your cigar burns is down to the way you have lit it, the way the cigar has been made can actually make more of an impact. We take a look at the […]
No matter your reference points, cigars have almost always been associated with class or power since their commercialisation. From seeing Winston Churchill smoking his preferred Romeo Y Julieta sticks to Clint Eastwood and JFK, cigars, and the action of smoking one, suggest elegance, wealth and class.
When you’re smoking a cigar, the aroma really adds to the experience, enhancing the flavours present in the smoke and helping to stimulate all of your senses. However, once the cigar has been smoked and the ash has settled, what can linger is a stale smell that’s hard to shake. Very few people enjoy the […]
Defining great cigars is quite a tricky task. This is primarily due to the overall experience from one person to the next being personal. However, some general and consistent characteristics feature in all great cigars. Read on to learn about these characteristics.
Cigar aficionados from around the world will be pleased to hear that, after a lengthy delay, the much-anticipated Mombacho Cosecha 2013 has finally been released and will soon be available in cigar shops across the globe.
Aside from whiskey, coffee is one of the most popular beverages to be enjoyed alongside a flavoursome cigar. But during summertime, many connoisseurs are put off by the thought of knocking back a steaming hot drink when the weather is so warm. However, not only can hot drinks actually help to cool you down but […]
The wrapper of a cigar essentially acts as a form of marketing for the brand. As the first thing a cigar lover will see when inspecting their latest stogie purchase, the wrapper is a sign, indicating to them the taste, texture and flavours they may expect to find when enjoying a puff. The wrappers’ appearance […]
Every cigar aficionado will agree that unlike other variations of smoking, cigar smoking is more of an experience than a habit. While regular cigarettes are a quick-fix solution to a craving for nicotine and vaping has become the latest youthful trend, cigars embody a more ritualistic pastime that, with the correct apparatus, can be truly […]