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How is tobacco cured?

How is tobacco cured?

It’s easy to overlook the vital processes tobacco goes through on its journey to become the cigar blend you know and love. To become a cigar, tobacco must be cured, which involves drying in the leaves. Considered an art for many years, it’s performed after harvesting the leaves from the field. Like most plants, when

Tasting notes: The cigar flavor wheel

Tasting notes: The cigar flavor wheel

Part of the joy of cigar smoking is sampling so many different flavors. Each cigar has a unique blended taste, with some cigar flavor profiles being stronger than others and some working cooperatively with the top notes for a delectable cigar smoking experience. Let’s take a quick spin around the varied cigar flavor wheel to

Cigars for national barbeque day

Cigars for national barbeque day

Home of that authentic backyard smokey flavor, the USA continues to raise the ‘steaks’ when it comes to a good barbeque. From Kansas City burnt ends to Texas brisket and Carolina whole hog, there is no food more quintessentially American. This meaty contribution to the culinary world deserves to be celebrated. Whether it’s an intimate

Cigars to smoke whilst reading

Cigars to smoke whilst reading

Cigars and reading make the perfect pair. While these two leisurely pastimes have little in common at first glance, there’s something about holding a good book and smelling the pages that stir the same emotions as smoking a great handmade cigar. Let’s take a deeper look at why people love to smoke cigars while reading