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.
Almost every book on cigars and even the instructions for use of a humidor include the recommendation to air the humidor on a regular basis. If I might be permitted to say so, that is complete nonsense.
Discolouration of the cigar wrapper is usually a pigment fault in the leaf. We explain the causes of green or greyish green stains, yellow or light brown spots and whitish-grey spots.
Humidor expert Marc André explains the quality criteria for travel humidors and how to choose the right humidor for different requirements.
Wrappers should have allure and charm. Moderate veining, even coloring, a discreet sheen, and absence of defects are essential attributes. Combustibility, texture and elasticity are less visible but even more vital. Beyond the traditional aspects, the wrapper’s aromatic influence is heavily debated.
Aluminium cigar tubes are as much part of the Havana cigar scene as labelled boxes, cedar cabinets and elegant humidors. The traditional hand-crafted boxes have been around for centuries. But when did tubes first make an appearance and who thought of the idea?
Some cigar lovers may want to avoid hard spirits, but they still might indulge the pleasure of a little bit of alcohol. For them, champagne and cigars can represent a perfect pairing option.
Anyone who smokes cigars is well acquainted with the good old cellophane wrapper. Except for Cuban cigars, which haven’t been packaged in cellophane since 1992, the majority of today’s cigars are bundled in this see-through packaging material. But what exactly is cellophane, and why is it so popular?