How are Cigars Rated?

How are Cigars Rated? In April 2015 Cigar Aficionado had a cigar rating of 91 on one of my favorite cigars. This cigar was the Falto Dos Banderas Lancero. While I was reading the information that Cigar Aficionado had on the Falto Dos Banderas I asked myself a question “How are cigars rated?” Or “What […]

Holiday Cigar Wish list

With the holiday’s right around the corner, the wife has officially started asking me about my Holiday Wish list. In my head, this is a simple list. Cigars, Cigar Accessories or anything Arizona Cardinals make the top of the list. But to make my life simpler and to increase the odds that I will get […]

AJ Fernandez New World

AJ Fernandez New World The New World is the newest cigar from AJ Fernandez. The AJ Fernandez New World is a medium to full bodied box pressed cigar that comes in four unique sizes. These sizes are: Navegante: 5.5 x 55 Robusto Almirante: 5.5 x 55 Belicoso Gobernador: 6.5 x 55 Toro Virrey: 6 x […]

Attack of the Tobacco Beetles

I have finally had my first experience with the infamous tobacco beetle. Some may call this the cigarette beetle, cigar beetle or the tobacco beetle. Its actual name is Lasioderma serricorne. For this article, I am going to stick with calling them tobacco beetles. If you smoke cigars long, enough you will more than likely […]

Cigar Tips: Fix Cigar Canoeing

How to Fix Cigar Canoeing If you read our cigar tip on how to prevent cigar canoeing you may have noticed that it was missing how to fix cigar canoeing. If you have not read the article on preventing cigar canoeing then you can find it here. There are several ways that you can fix […]

Cigars of the Month Vol. 1

  View this email in your browser Cigar Basics 101 – Cigars of the Month Vol. 1 A New Cigar Smokers Guide to Cigar Basics One of the most frequent questions I am asked is “What cigar should I try?” I always tell people all of them! You never know what you will like until […]

CAO Amazon Basin

The CAO Amazon Basin is a small batch limited release cigar. The CAO Amazon Basin uses a rare tobacco found in the Amazon rainforest as part of its filler. The region that this tobacco comes in the Amazon rainforest is Bragança. This Bragança tobacco is harvested once every three years. Because of the low yield […]

Quick Review: Espinosa Y Ortega Murcielago

Espinosa Y Ortega Murcielago Description: Espinosa Y Ortega Murcielago cigars (Spanish for ‘bat’) are another visionary creation from Eddie Ortega & Erik Espinosa, and the gifted hands of Don Pepin Garcia. Handcrafted with hearty Nicaraguan long filler tobaccos, a Mexican binder, and a lush, dark Mexican San Andreas Maduro wrapper, the result is a medium to full-bodied […]

Falto Cigar Giveaway

Now that summer is here and in full swing it is time for Cigar Basics 101 to have its very first giveaway and it just happens to be a Falto Cigar Giveaway. I was able to work with Todd from Falto Cigars to provide one lucky Cigar Basics 101 follower with the Falto Colleccion 1 sampler pack […]

The Best Damn Cigar Show – 04/25/2014

On April 25, 2014 I had an opportunity of being a guest on “The Best Damn Cigar Show” that is hosted by Brad Berko the owner of the Scottsdale Cigar Club to discuss the blog and the topic of cigar basics. This is my third appearance on the show. You can listen to the first appearance […]

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