There are two important reasons why Ecuador has become the Mecca for premium cigar wrapper tobacco: its soil and cloud-filled skies.
There are many cigars on the market that are so firmly rolled that you might expect issued draw resistance. Have hard cigars been stored wrongly or are they a production fault?
The first impression is decisive, and because the wrapper is the calling-card of every cigar, it is of particular importance. Many feel that the shinier the wrapper, the better its quality. However, put so generally, this is not true.
Humidor expert Marc André discusses the question if the aromas of different cigars will mingle in the humidor, if stored in singles.
Cigars come in every kind of container you can think of … but what is the cost of this choice? Lew Rothman of J-R Cigars is obsessed with packaging. So we asked him: how much do boxes cost?
Moldy cigars must be removed. As for the humidor itself, there are various means of removing mold from the wooden surfaces.
After tobacco leaves are harvested, the green leaves go through the natural process of curado, a desiccation process during which internal chemical changes occur.
Disappointment when cigars are stored in a humidor is often caused by nonsensical construction of the used product and inadequate use. Here are the most common problems encountered when storing cigars in a humidor and suggestions on how to fix them.
As a matter of principle, the relative air humidity in the immediate area of the humidification system is always higher than in the rest of the humidor. Consequently the distance between the cigars and the humidifier should be as great as possible.
A travel humidor should maintain the cigars in the best possible condition whilst you are away from home. Unfortunately very few products achieve this.
Humidor expert Marc André explains the properties of cigar cases and tubes made of different materials and gives a guide on how to maintain the case of your choice.
Should cigars wrapped in cellophane be unwrapped when stored in a humidor or be kept in the cellophane? Humidor expert Marc André answers the question in this article.