Monthly Archives: May 2008
Here are a few quick tips to begin enjoying your humidor. First, get a good container from the kitchen that will allow the humidifier to lie flat in it. I use a Tupperware plastic container with a lid. You can save the leftover water in it. Next, buy a gallon of DISTILLED WATER. Most important.
It reduces the chances of mould growing on your cigars in the summer. Pour the water in the container so that the humidifier will float. Cover and wait 10 to 15 minutes. Take the humidifier out, wipe dry, and replace on the metal strip on the lid. It should feel noticeably heavier. Put it in your humidor. Now that wasn’t hard, was it?
Having just returned from Cuba on a business trip, I offer the following to those who may be interested in my experiences in buying cigars in Cuba.
I had a free weekend to spend in Havana, and a very specific list of cigars I wished to purchase. Here are some things that I learned:
Little did Mark Twain realize when he coined the phrase, “If I cannot smoke in heaven, then I shall not go,” that it would become the battle hymn of this decade’s most vogue fashion statement—cigar smoking. It’s been hard to ignore the phenomenon.
A dormant industry up until a few years ago, cigars have made an incredible comeback. Manufacturers are reporting record sales and can’t keep up with the orders. Investors have been snatching up public offerings from cigar companies. A humidor previously owned by John F. Kennedy fetched a whopping half million dollars at an auction last year.
Most people who visit Havana, Cuba go for the sun, rum, cigars, music, beautiful women, or antique cars. Rarely does anyone mention food as a primary reason for visiting this Caribbean paradise
Until fairly recently, tourists had good reason to complain about the cuisine; after all, many of the basic spices and ingredients were often lacking and, quite frankly, the food was often quite bland.
As Cuba has redirected its economy and efforts towards attracting more and more tourists, it has also witnessed a significant increase in the amount and quality of its food offerings.
For many new smokers, learning how to light the cigar can seem as daunting as learning to choose a good single.
Here are four tips to guide you in lighting a cigar for the first time.
It is widely known that Cuban cigars are the most coveted cigars, renowned worldwide for their smoothness and rich flavors. Indeed, Cuban cigars are so prized that many illegitimate dealers have been known to sell fake Cubans to unsuspecting cigar smokers.
How do you tell if what you have is a fake or the real thing? First, make certain that you purchase your cigars from a legitimate dealer. Buying from your local tobacconist or a reputable mail order business can protect you from forking your money over for a box of fake cigars.