Posted: September 22, 2022
Intertabac is the European trade show for all things tobacco related. Similar to the PCA Convention & Trade Show (formally named the IPCPR trade show) in Las Vegas, but not quite as large. For us cigar smokers though, it’s a coming together of most of the brands, suppliers, distributors, and various other members of the cigar business and community. Due to Covid, it’s not been on for 2 years, so you could sense everyone was feeling a bit rusty but excited to get into the swing of it again.
After a shaky journey, which included a delayed flight and going the wrong way on a train, we arrived in Dortmund ready to try and squeeze as much into 2 days at the fare as possible. It takes place at the Messe, which is an enormous exhibition centre, and the whole show occupies 8 of the large halls, two of which are dedicated to all things cigars. The queue to enter was long but the check-in method was so slick, everyone just filters through. The morning was spe
Posted: July 29, 2022
Cigars are one of life’s great pleasures but choosing your next smoke can be difficult due to the massive variety. Cuban cigars are the most famous, but over the years many quality brands have been created in countries in other parts of the region. World, or New World, cigars are from tobacco growing countries such as the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico and the USA. Today there are countless brands from boutique to world famous, so why should you give some of these cigars a try over the more renowned Cuban brands?
Posted: May 01, 2022
Habanos S.A. Raising Prices Across The Board, Cohiba and Trinidad To Get Biggest Increases, Prices In Havana Going Up As Well
Article from Cigar Aficionado | May 10, 2022 |
Posted: April 27, 2022
Fake or counterfeit Cuban cigars are a big issue for anyone wanting to buy Cuban cigars. Whether you are looking for cheap cigars, or someone is offering you a deal that seems too good to be true, these are the easy ways to identify if those cigars are fake.
Posted: March 14, 2022
If you have been smoking cigars for a while, or hanging around in online forums and social media, you might have heard the term “Dry Boxing” cigars. But what does this mean, and should you be dry boxing your cigars to get the best enjoyment out of them?
Posted: March 03, 2022
Cigars can have minor imperfections, afterall they are a handmade from natural items. There can therefore be some marks, spots and stains on a cigar's wrapper. But what are they and what causes them?
Posted: February 24, 2022
You might have heard of a plugged cigar, or come across a cigar that won't draw. If you are struggling to smoke your cigar, and it seems like it is blocked and there is no airflow going through it (and yes, you have cut it first!), here’s what to do.
Posted: January 13, 2022
If you are buying cigars online, you might have heard the term “resting” your cigars. But do you need to rest cigars if they have been shipped to you, or can you smoke them right away? And if you should rest your cigars, how long do you need to rest them for?
Posted: December 08, 2021
If you are new to cigars and looking for the best cigar to try first, it can be tricky. There are so many available, it’s hard to know which are good for someone new to smoking cigars. Should you buy a Cuban cigar, or should you buy a Nicaraguan cigar? Is a small cigar better for a beginner, or a large cigar? Should a newbie try a dark or light wrapper. The choices seem endless.
Here are some tips to help you find the best cigar for a beginner. You’ll also find some of the best cigars for beginners in the recommendations at the end.
Posted: November 12, 2021
The Habanos Authenticity Checker is a useful tool to verify whether your Cuban cigars are real or fake. Using the barcode numbers on the cigar box, imputed into Habanos website, it can help to tell if your Cuban cigars are genuine. The website can be found here: http://verificacion.habanos.com/
The problem is, the Habanos Verifier is often not working…