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Cigars 201: Storing Your Stogies

Cigars 201, cigar lessons and education from Stogie'd

When it comes to storing your cigars, what do you use? A humidor is somewhat assumed, but what about a cigar tube? And what happens when you have a cigar that's not properly stored? That and more in today's Cigars 201 lesson. Take notes; this will be on the final. Let's say you want to store some quality cigars over a period of time. Can you store a cigar? How long does it stay good? Where do you begin? It really depends on your primary method of storage. If you have a cigar humidor that … [Read more...]

Ten Cigars Every Aficionado Should Have


To the authentic cigar aficionado, a cigar—even a casual one—is never simply a cigar. It's a very special time. A ceremony, if you will. Party for one, thank you very much. Ready to expand your horizons? Here's a list of ten cigars every aficionado should have. (Editor's Note: All links below go to either the manufacturer's Website for the particular cigar, or to a link on the first page of a Google search for the stick in question.) Rocky Patel Cuban Blend Torpedo Maduro These … [Read more...]

Cigars 201: Pairing Stogies and Alcohol


A good, deep red wine. A single-malt. A great rum. A tawny port. A lot of people like to drink many, many different types of adult beverages with their cigars. Here's a look at some of them, including one that might not be on everyone's list, in this week's Cigars 201: The cigar has long been viewed as a luxury of the rich and powerful. Images of well-to-do men puffing on a stogie and swirling a glass of good brandy have been well documented and memorialized in films and TV. If you are … [Read more...]

Cigars 201: Best Cigar Tobacco Regions


Growing regions. Terroir. Seeds. It might sound like we're referencing the subject of wine, but we're actually talking about cigar tobaccos. Considering that both start out being connected to plant life, though, it's not surprising both have a lot in common—at least in their respective starts in life. We have more in our new Stogie'd feature called Cigars 201: Just like a fine wine, the flavor and aroma of a cigar is directly impacted by its country of origin. Variations in soil … [Read more...]

Expand Your Cigar Expertise


Stogie'd is one of the fastest-growing cigar Websites out there. You want to expand your "brand." Let's help out one another. You're knowledgeable about cigars. Maybe you work at or own a cigar retail store, work at a cigar manufacturer, own/work at a wine and liquor store, sell cigar accessories—you get the idea. You really know your craft. You might have a formal education in your area. Maybe you've been called an "expert" by others in the past. Heck, you might even think of yourself … [Read more...]