Fighting the Beetles: Protecting Your Cigars from Infestation

We are back after some inactivity time, now a short advice to fight the cigars’ Public Enemy #1, “Beetles”.   Please read carefully because I am quite sure you don’t want your expensive cigars to end up like the ones on the picture.

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How To Buy Cigars From Cuba

Cuba - Canada || Cigar Trade

Every cigar aficionado knows that the very best cigars come from Cuba. Unfortunately, buying the best can often be a risky proposition. But many cigar enthusiasts are willing to take the risk to get a taste of the very best. If you’re wondering just how one would get their hands on a box of Cubans, read on. Because of the relationship between the United States and Cuba, know that there are a lot of people looking to take advantage of cigar aficionados. Purchasing Cuban cigars should be done with great caution in order to avoid getting duped.

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A Short History of Cigars and Tobacco

Have you ever wondered where cigars were first produced?  It is widely believed that cigars were first produced in Spain.  But before cigars became all the rage in Europe, tobacco was needed to make them.  Tobacco is indigenous to the Americas, where native peoples have produced it for hundreds of years.  It is believed that the Maya of Yucatan peninsula in Mexico and parts of Central America cultivated tobacco, and even smoked it!  Tobacco use spread to other tribes, both north and south.  It is believed that its first use in the United States was probably among the tribe along the Mississippi.  It wasn’t until Christopher Columbus sailed his famous voyage to the Americas in 1492 that the rest of the world came to know tobacco.

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Light up your cigar the way it should be.

Lighting Up a Cigar

You may consider that lighting up a  cigar could be as relaxed as it sounds, but you would be probably mistaken. It is correct if we say that anybody can light a cigar, but not to loose in a way the flavor, aroma and freshness of the cigar, that is completely         different. Smokers who really would like to have a pleasant experience while smoking their cigars, should follow these simple steps.

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Cigars & Cognac

When selecting a good drink to go with your cigar, in general you should try to match relative flavors and weights. A full-bodied cigar calls for a full-bodied drink, while more delicate drinks, such as champagne, calls for a far lighter cigar. Finding the right combination cigar-cognac is not an easy thing, and of course, it requires a lot of time. Cigar and cognac must add spice one to each other and not to hide or mix their flavours, forming something strange and not tasty at all. This task has a lot of details and not every person is able to choose the prefect combination among the variety of cigars and cognacs.

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