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August 19, 2011

Cigar Reviews for Premium Cigars

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Cigar Reviews can be a great tool for those new to cigar smoking or those who are already cigar aficionados looking to research and try new cigars. For those new to premium cigar smoking there are many things to take into consideration such as size, color, shape, and strength as well as how to care for your cigars.

If you are shopping at a retail store you can always ask your tobacconists, or if you are looking for an online cigar store you can visit websites such as to find in-depth information on the above mentioned cigar attributes.  You can also find some really good information at Gotham Cigars such as: how can you tell if a cigar is fresh, what is the difference between short filler and long filler, and how to properly light your cigar.

If you are looking to make smoking cigars an enjoyable hobby the information you’ll find on cigar reviews will ensure you get the most out of your cigar smoking experience.  I mean if you don’t get the proper cigar for your tastes it could be a short lived hobby.  Let’s say you do get the right cigars but you don’t know how to properly humidify the cigars, again you may not get the cigar smoking experience you are looking for.

Finding the Right Cigar Review

Now that we have discussed some information about getting the proper cigars and caring for them lets discuss cigar reviews a bit.  There are many websites and blogs that write cigar reviews and rate cigars on the web.  Cigar reviews are usually developed by someone who has been enjoying premium cigars for years and can describe not just the quality and construction of the cigar but can really get into the nuisances of the cigar.

cigar reviewsThese nuisances can include flavors or tastes as well as aromas and smoke produced.    Every cigar is unique and produces its own set of attributes.  For example if you read an Acid Kubba Kubba Cigar Review you will read that this cigar produces a sweet floral taste and is a mild-to-medium bodied cigar.  Another cigar rating may declare that an  Avo Cigar is mild and has flavor characteristics such as hazelnut, coffee, nutmeg, light spicy/nutty flavor, and a hint of white pepper.  You will find that there are many premium cigar brands out there such as Rocky Patel Cigars, Arturo Fuente Cigars, and CAO Cigars to name a few and each brand contains many different cigars with different attributes.

Perform Your Own Cigar Reviews

When it is all said and done everyone’s palate and sense of smell is different so some trial and error will be needed to find the perfect cigar that is right for you.  I think it would be safe to say that there may be more than one perfect cigar for each person as you may enjoy a certain cigar after a meal versus a different cigar with a fine spirit.  It really just depends on you and your taste.  Good luck in your cigar hunt and Happy Smokes!

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August 12, 2011

Cigar Information about Cigars in Movies and Politics

cigar reviewsCigar smoking is a time honored tradition that has been enjoyed since before tobacco was introduced to Europe in 1942 by Christopher Columbus. Today there are many different types of cigars and cigar brands that fall into machine made cigar and handmade or premium cigar categories.  Recent tax increases have turned many cigarette smokers onto filtered and little cigars such as Phillies Little Cigars and Hav-A-Tampa Little Cigars to name a few.  While these machine made cigar brands are seeing new customers, premium cigars such as Rocky Patel and Arturo Fuente are still associated with status.  How many times have been watching a movie, looked at magazine, or seen rich lifestyle status associated with a fine spirit such as scotch and delicious looking premium handmade cigar?

cigar infomationCigars in Movies and Politics

From movies to politics premium cigars have been used to show wealth and power.  After all who could forget the 1983 American crime drama Scarface and Tony Montana’s Cuban Cigar?  If Scarface wasn’t the epitome of wealth and power then I don’t know who is.  As far as politics goes look no further than the beloved ex governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger who has also played some iconic movie characters including Conan the Barbarian and the Terminator.  It seems that it is not hard to find a picture or read an article involving a cigar and some mention of the ex governor.

If we talk about popularity, the U.S. is the top consuming country by far followed by Germany and the UK.  The U.S. and Western Europe account for about 75% of cigar sales worldwide.  Cigars have grown into a multi-billion dollar industry, helping the economy of many third world countries. For example tobacco export and cigar manufacturing is one of the mainstays of the Nicaraguan economy, generating the country millions of dollars yearly. In the U.S. consumers spent an estimated $90 billion in 2006 on tobacco products, and approximately $3.2 billion was spent on cigars.

cigar reviewsTwo firms dominate the cigar industry. Altadis, the world’s largest cigar producer produces cigars in the United States, the Dominican Republic, and Honduras, and has a 50% stake in Corporación Habanos in Cuba. It also makes cigarettes. Swedish Match, the second largest producer, produces cigars in Honduras, Belgium, Germany, Indonesia, the United States, and the Dominican Republic; it also makes chewing and pipe tobacco, snuff, lighters, and matches.

Cigars have been a part of our history for so long. Today not only men, but women also enjoy this old tradition.  Modern women tend to like cigar smoking for the same reasons that men do; the taste, the aroma, or the social experience that comes from sharing a smoke with other women or men.

 The Future of Cigars

Cigars have come a long way and with new technology we have faster production time and a wider variety of products. With the birth of the internet many non-traditional online cigar stores have become increasingly popular allowing easy access to hundreds of cigar brands and products.  Being an industry that has held to old practices and customs, little by little the cigar industry has become more modernize, introducing electronic cigarettes and who knows what could be next.

Want to buy cigars online? Gotham Cigars is an online cigar store that carries all major brands and caters to both the handmade cigar and machine made cigar markets. Gotham Cigars offers a great selection of premium cigars, machine made cigars, filtered cigars, and little cigars; all at discount prices.

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