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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cigar Tips: Prevent Cigar Canoeing

Cigar Tips: Prevent Cigar Canoeing For most cigar smokers cigar canoeing is something that we all have had to deal with. Obviously, we are not talking about grabbing a canoe and some paddles and traveling around a lake or down a river. We have all dealt with our cigars burning further down on one side […]

Best Cigar

What is the best cigar? If you were to ask this question to cigar smoker across the United States of America, you would get many different answers. Some may like Perdomo, Alec Bradley, Drew Estate, Rocky Patel, Ashton, Falto, or a Don Nobody cigar. Honestly, there is NO wrong answer to this question. The best […]

The Best Damn Cigar Show – 09/29/2013

Recently I was asked to be 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 last Sunday, September 29th that interview took place. We discussed Cigar Cutters and Humidor Care. I was a little nervous but it was […]

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