Inside Your Humidor

Humidors are like element-controlled treasure chests, housing and protecting our most valuable premium cigars. How we monitor the activity inside of said humidor is key for the best possible smoking experience. We always hear about humidification and temperature, but these alone don’t keep your premium cigars happy and healthy. Just like our significant others tell…

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Casa de Montecristo Opens in Nashville

The Gulch, a hip and booming area of Nashville, TN has a new tenant and a new place for cigar aficionados to enjoy their lifestyle in upscale fashion. The 7th installment of Casa de Montecristo (CDM), a chain of premium cigar lounges owed by Imperial Brands, PLC, in now open for business and looking to make their mark…

Video Eval: An Ideal Draw with PerfecDraw

Cigar performance (or lack thereof) can make or break your smoking experience. During or after a long day, the last thing you want to do is cut and light your cigar only to find that it’s plugged or just roll too tightly and the draw is bad. Faced with the decision to toss it, cutting…

Cohiba Names New Brand Ambassador

You know when you see or hear something that resonates in your spirit but you don’t know why? Just one of those little tingles letting ya know something is coming… On April 25, 2017, I saw (and double-tapped) a post on Instagram from Sean Williams, Founder of El Primer Mundo Cigar Company (EPM), smoking a non-EPM…

The 10 Commandments of the Cigar Event

When Cigar Moses came down from the mountaintop, he had with him these 10 simple guidelines regarding cigar events in which brick and mortar shops host with brand owners and ambassadors. And while our actions won’t cause the seas to part or fire and brimstone to fall, they will impact whether event goers and their hosts have options…

3 Essentials for the Highway Herf

Winter’s drab weather is finally behind us and the time has come to catch some rays and feel the breeze. Months of being confined to the indoors have ended and the entire out-of-doors (and our vehicles) can once again become our lounges. And nothing makes a Spring drive more enjoyable than a cigar. The question…

Welcome, Smoke, Enjoy & Learn

I’ve been doing more visiting and less writing over the last few months as I’ve frequented cigar shops. I like to say that I’ve been conducting research. One thing I’ve learned is that people, both new and experienced, still want education and knowledge about premium cigars almost as much or more than they want the cigar itself.…