In this article we will address the question of what influence the type of packaging (cellophane, tubo, cigar box, cardboard box) has on the aging process of a cigar, and what recommendations can be derived from this for practical use.
A cigar matures more slowly in a tube. This is why storage recommendations depend on the strength and storage duration of the cigar.
Humidor expert Marc André discusses the question if the aromas of different cigars will mingle in the humidor, if stored in singles.
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.
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.
These are the major organoleptic characteristics developed by chemical and physical changes in cigars during the refinement in an airtight storage.
The tobacco beetle is viewed as the most fatal infestation of the passionado’s smoking inventory. Before allowing new cigars into the humidor, examine them for round holes or tunnels – quick action may be necessary to prevent an outbreak.
With more cigar lovers using wine coolers as humidors, we set out to explore the topic of cool storage in greater depth. As long as the cooled cigar storage area is hermetically sealed from the outside environment, stored cigars are in good shape.
The instruction leaflets found in many cigar boxes contain the recommendation that cigars should be stored between 16 and 18°C. But what should you do as summer draws near?
What are the effects of storage on a cigar? Our humidor expert Marc André presented three identical but completely differently stored cigars to 45 testers.