Cigars are like wine--filled with subtle hints and nuances that you may miss if you’re not paying attention.
The Wrapper of a cigar is, arguably, the most important part of any premium cigar. Most of the flavor comes from the wrapper.
In early cigar factories, rollers would nominate one of their coworkers to the position of “Lector” to entertain the workers by reading or acting out either classic novels or newspaper articles from a podium in the middle of the factory while they worked.
There’s a huge misperception of what the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) trade show is all about. Many think that it’s a “Trick or Treat” bag grab and smoke fest for dudes that like cigars, and this couldn’t be further from the truth.
JRE Tobacco, founded by Julio Eiroa and son Justo, is a “crop to shop operation” where “commitment to quality and consumer satisfaction is never compromised or circumvented.”
Like most things with cigars, how they should be cut is a matter of preference.
Wouldn’t you know it! Just when we learn something new and positive about enhancing the cigar lifestyle (Part 1), someone has to come along and discuss negatives. Well being all about balance, we have an obligation to look at all sides of any topic to ensure that your cigar experience is maximized. But are there really drawbacks to aging cigars? Possibly, especially if not done correctly, so let’s discuss them here and wrap this thing up.
Cigar enthusiasts from around the country and the world descended upon Nashville, TN the week of May 7th, 2017 for the Nashville Boutique Cigar Week. Centered around the Steeplechase horse races every year, organizer Darren Cioffi of Principle Cigars brought together dozens of his closest friends from around the pond to not only experience the boom that is Nashville, but to compete in the week’s main event, the Nashville qualifier for the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC).
It’s a question that cigar smokers have been pondering for years. When purchases are made, do I enjoy it now or do I store it away? Is this thing prime for smoking or will it take some time before it becomes the cigar of my hopes and dreams?
On May 5, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released their final rule and deemed premium cigars subject to federal regulation in an "option 1" framework. The 499 pages of the final rule contain regulatory actions and requirements that will serve as the catalyst for the destruction of the entire premium cigar industry, from the consumer and retailer all the way to the manufacturer
A cigar is a 100% natural product and consists of three parts: the wrapper, binder and filler. Click on image to learn more.