Cigars are integral motifs in many rituals among men. The stag party, children's births, a poker game, and sporting events are all associated with the boys enjoying a good stick. The association with women and cigars is not quite so clear and is more shrouded in a cloud of smoke. Despite the rising popularity of … Continue reading How To Make Your Tobacco Store Female Friendly
A couple of years ago I was working as a tobacconist at a bar and lounge in downtown Huntsville. Several of the bartenders on the staff smoked cigars with varying levels of experience. One day, at the instigation of a couple of regulars, I participated in a blind tasting competition against one of the bartenders … Continue reading A New Cigar Experience: The Blind Taste
When I was 21 I was a successful college student: studying aerospace engineering, president of 3 extracurricular clubs, work history with NASA and the DoD. Despite my successes, I needed to increase my income so I picked up my first waitressing job. I had worked in the industry before. My first job had been working … Continue reading Ties That Bind Us – The Service Industry
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Think about lighting your cigar or pipe like lighting your grill. Everyone tends to have a different opinion of what is best, but at the end of the day it all comes down to different conditions and personal preference. So let's hit on the different ways to light up and how they may affect your … Continue reading Get Lit Part 1: Pick Your Fire
Even if you have never smoked a cigar, you have likely seen others cut off a small piece of the cigar before they smoke it. Or maybe you've watched a movie where the tough S.O.B. hero bites off a chunk of his cigar and spits it out before lighting up his choice stick, like a … Continue reading Cutting to the Chase on Cuts
There is only one true answer to what is the best beginner cigar: whatever the hell you want it to be. Just like with your first alcoholic drink, there is no hard-fast rule to what you can or cannot try for the first few smokes. However there is a rule of thumb for the easiest … Continue reading What is the best beginner cigar?
Why smoke cigars? This is a common question for non-smokers and cigarette smokers alike. In particular cigarette smokers have a hard time processing what's the point of it all when you don't even inhale! What could someone get from it? Who has that much time? Seriously, what is the big deal? While cigars are certainly … Continue reading Why do people smoke cigars anyway?