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  • Cigars of the Silver Screen

    Cigars of the Silver Screen

    The Best Cigar Movies Around For the next instalment of our series of great cigar traditions, we look at some of the most iconic appearances of cigars in film. Often the coda to an action sequence, cigars in movies serve to give a hero depth and an air of devil-may-care. From sci-fi to political biopic, […]

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  • What Factors Influence the Price of Cigars?

    What Factors Influence the Price of Cigars?

    At the most basic level, cigars are a collection of rolled, dried and fermented leaves. How then do they become so expensive?   Like any other product, many factors influence the price of cigars. Those factors include their rich history, contemporary supply and demand, craftsmanship and taxation. Let’s start with history. According to history books, […]

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  • Cigar Festivals of the World

    Cigar Festivals of the World

    This is where the best cigar festivals are in the world For many of us, cigars are a private luxury. Nevertheless, a few times a year, cigar enthusiasts, aficionados, new initiates and leading lights of the industry get together to indulge their passion and sample new offerings. Across the world there are hundreds of cigar […]

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  • Cigars of the Silver Screen

    Cigars of the Silver Screen

      For the next instalment of our series of great cigar traditions, we look at some of the most iconic appearances of cigars in film. Often the coda to an action sequence, cigars in movies serve to give a hero depth and an air of devil-may-care. From sci-fi to political biopic, we have selected some […]

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  • Women That Love Cigars – Cigar Traditions

    Women That Love Cigars – Cigar Traditions

    Which Female Celebrities Love Cigars Most  Name the most famous cigar smokers of all time? Got a few in mind? Are you thinking of Winston Churchill or Clint Eastwood; perhaps Orson Wells or Mark Twain?                                            […]

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  • Politics, Power and The Pleasure of the Perfect Smoke

    Politics, Power and The Pleasure of the Perfect Smoke

    If there was a place where England touched the Caribbean Sea, where FDR and JFK sat down with Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, where Arnold Schwarzenegger had a meeting of minds with Winston Churchill, they would serve cigars. Far-fetched perhaps and not on any map, it would be the place where powerful leaders went to […]

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  • Cigar Production: A Primer

    Cigar Production: A Primer

    Fair warning: cigar aficionados tend to get a little obsessed. From creating the perfect whisky pairings to curating the most exclusive collections, to know them is to love them. When selecting exceptional quality cigars for the best flavour profile and smoking experience, knowing a little about how they are made is helpful. Here we have […]

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  • Cigar Traditions – Celebrating a New Addition to the Family

    Cigar Traditions – Celebrating a New Addition to the Family

    Many of the tobacco rituals we cherish come down to us from Native American cultures. Used in ceremonies, tobacco was the centrepiece of many rites and used as an offering to the spirits. Before setting out on a journey an offering of tobacco ensured safe passage; a pinch of tobacco marked the beginning of a […]

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  • Christmas Gifts for Cigar Lovers

    Christmas Gifts for Cigar Lovers

    In our opinion, nothing tells the gentleman in your life that you care about him more than a beautifully-crafted cigar case for Christmas.  A highly-personal and luxurious gift, thoughtful selection will allow you to find one that perfectly suits his style. From classically-styled leather cases to elegant and hardwearing carbon fibre, a quality cigar case […]

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  • Picking the Best Cigar to Gift for Father’s Day

    Picking the Best Cigar to Gift for Father’s Day

    Cigars are a great way to show your dad or husband that you value them and want them to recognise how much you care. Make this Father’s Day a special celebration by gifting your dad with a cigar that will make him feel like he is on top of the world. For those who are […]

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  • Cigar Lounges in Australia

    Cigar Lounges in Australia

    Cigar lounges offer you a warm space where you can enjoy your cigar and pair it with a drink while you are out with your friends. There is a vast range of cigar lounges across Australia that are worth experiencing. If you ever find yourself in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth, these are the […]

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  • The Different Ways to Light Your Cigar

    The Different Ways to Light Your Cigar

    When it comes to perfecting the art of lighting up your cigar, the most important feature is to ensure that you light up your cigar’s wrapper and filler evenly. Choosing the right equipment and method in igniting your smoke is also vital in helping you ensure that your cigar experience is a pleasurable one. To […]

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  • Cigar Smoking Tricks That Will Impress

    Cigar Smoking Tricks That Will Impress

    As we have already discovered, smoking a cigar is a fine art and requires a lot of practice and exploration. Once you uncover which smoking technique works best for you, you can further enhance your cigar smoking skills by mastering a range of cigar smoking tricks. These cigar smoking tricks are not for the weak […]

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  • How to Put out a Cigar Properly

    How to Put out a Cigar Properly

    What most new cigar smokers will do when it’s time to put out their cigar is stub it in a similar fashion to stubbing out a cigarette. For cigar smokers that have made a habit out of stubbing out their cigars, they will soon be met with a distinct off-putting smell that can be distasteful […]

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  • The Difference Between Smoking a Cigar and Smoking a Pipe

    The Difference Between Smoking a Cigar and Smoking a Pipe

    When it comes to smoking cigars and smoking with a pipe, there are multiple aspects to consider in choosing which smoking method is the most ideal for your personal tastes and preferences. Curious to discover whether you should stick to treating yourself with a pipe or switch to spoiling yourself with cigars? Find out below […]

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  • Tips to Avoid Buying Fake Cigars

    Tips to Avoid Buying Fake Cigars

    Even the most premium cigar assortments can be easily faked. Too often, cigar vendors will get hold of a bunch of unbranded cigars and will band them with popular Cuban branded bands. After banding the counterfeit cigars, the cigar vendors will place the cigars within fake boxes that directly replicate the boxes of trusted and […]

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  • Your Guide to Flavoured Cigars

    Your Guide to Flavoured Cigars

    Flavoured cigars offer cigar smokers a uniquely charming smoke through warm provisions of familiar flavours. As most flavoured cigars have been curated to match a specified taste, flavoured cigars have the benefit of being a great introduction to new cigar smokers. Flavoured cigars are not only ideal for new smokers, but also are commonly embraced […]

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  • Techniques to Enjoy Your Cigar Even More

    Techniques to Enjoy Your Cigar Even More

    While smoking a cigar is an enjoyable experience in and of itself, here are a couple techniques to bring your next smoking affair to the next level. Whether you have your own personal technique to smoking a stogie or are wanting to try out new ways of smoking, read on to discover the techniques that […]

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  • Cigars: A Brief History

    Cigars: A Brief History

    Most people believe that cigars originated from Mayan culture. This is because the term ‘cigar’ stems from the Mayan word “sikar”, which directly translates to ‘smoke-rolled tobacco leaves’. Over time, Spanish-based cultures used the word ‘cigarro’ to describe what we all eventually accept today as cigars. To discover more about the interesting historical journey of […]

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  • The Top 10 Cigar Accessories Every Cigar Smoker Needs

    The Top 10 Cigar Accessories Every Cigar Smoker Needs

    So, you’ve just started smoking cigars and don’t know where to begin when it comes to cigar accessories. Fear not! We have curated a list of the top 10 essential cigar accessories for every cigar smoker, no matter what smoking experience or age. The following accessories on this list are essential to allow for you […]

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