Some of you may have a special retreat you can go to during the colder months of the year, when you can enjoy a cigar undisturbed by the weather. But many of us have to brave the cold to enjoy a good smoke; with summer coming on, we’re free to enjoy those cigars in the […]
Pipe smoking has been used by cultures all throughout the world, over many centuries, as part of sacred rituals, be they weddings, funerals, or the signing of treaties. First introduced in the French court as medicinal, the hobby soon caught on for the simple relaxing pleasure it brought. Tobacco came to be so valued that […]
Brazil is the leading tobacco exporter in South America, to the tune of 3 billion USD per year. So why have many people never heard much about Brazilian cigars? While it is indeed difficult to compete with the likes of the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and of course, Cuba, Brazil is slowly starting to be recognized […]
In past articles we’ve discussed how to smoke cigars like a gent, as well as given advice on Cuban and non-Cuban cigars. With summer in the United States still well and truly in season, it’s as good a time as any to think about how to pair your cigar with a wine, beer, or spirit […]
We’ve noted in a previous entry that the embargo with Cuba may be ending soon, and we shared some Cuban cigars that you might pick up while you’re abroad. But even if the embargo were to end tomorrow, it’s important to note that Cuba has gotten used to worldwide demand without the United States. If […]
Gents, have you been trying to figure out what the normalization of relations with Cuba might mean for you personally? Maybe not. But you should. Politics aside, this means that Cuban cigars are about to become much easier to get your hands on. What’s the deal with the embargo? And, if/when you can buy Cuban […]
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