Cigar 101: Should I Keep Cellophane On or Off In The Humidor? – By Mike Holmes

From time to time when I browse social media I constantly see people ask if they should leave cellophane on or off their cigars while in the humidor. Like all cigar questions everyone has a different opinion on the subject, I am no different. In this article I am going to explore the reasons why Read more about Cigar 101: Should I Keep Cellophane On or Off In The Humidor? – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101: When Is It Okay To Give Up On A Cigar? by Mike Holmes

Recently I took a poll of people that follow me as a cigar lifestyle advocate. In one of the questions I asked respondents “What topics do you want to see covered in a cigar 101 article?” There were a lot of responses so I figured I would use one of the suggestions and answer the Read more about Cigar 101: When Is It Okay To Give Up On A Cigar? by Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101:Recognizing Flavor Notes In Cigars – By Mike Holmes

Cigars are like wine, in the sense of being able to pull out notes through your smoking experience. Whether or not you know how to recognize the notes, is a matter of experience level and whether or not you actually want to try and pick out the notes while puffing your favorite cigars. I hear Read more about Cigar 101:Recognizing Flavor Notes In Cigars – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101: Crux Cigars Releases Mini Film “Artisans” to Celebrate the Cigar Artisan’s Legacy

Crux cigars announced today they have released a short, three minute film highlighting the cigar manufacturing process. The film is titled ‘Artisans’ and it is a dive into cigar manufacturing through Crux Cigar’s unique point of view. The film artistically highlights the extensive process and how workers transform raw tobacco into finished cigars. Viewers are Read more about Cigar 101: Crux Cigars Releases Mini Film “Artisans” to Celebrate the Cigar Artisan’s Legacy[…]

Cigar 101: How to Not Get Jacked By TSA – By Mike Holmes

Everyone likes to go on vacation, or maybe you travel for work a lot? Either way I see people post all over social media, traveling horror stories about how they got their $300 torch confiscated by TSA or how they had cigars and cutters taken from them at some point on their journey. If you Read more about Cigar 101: How to Not Get Jacked By TSA – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101: An Age Old Controversy Plume Vs. Mold – By Mike Holmes

Earlier this year I wrote an article about setting up and maintaining your humidor in which I briefly touched on avoiding mold in your humidor. I purposely did not mention the Mold Vs. Plume argument because it is a subject in itself, which deserves its own article. The Mold Vs. Plume argument isn’t a very complicated Read more about Cigar 101: An Age Old Controversy Plume Vs. Mold – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101: Best Solutions for Winter Time Smoking – By Mike Holmes

Winter time is fast approaching and cigar smokers in areas that get really cold are starting to panic because many people often don’t smoke during the winter due to dropping temperatures. This doesn’t have to be the case! There are a few solutions to your problem that don’t include cutting out smoking cigars. Take notes Read more about Cigar 101: Best Solutions for Winter Time Smoking – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101: Wtf Are These Cigar Acronyms And Terms? – By Mike Holmes

For this months cigar 101 topic I really had to think hard on what I wanted to write about. I know I put a feeler out for ideas, unfortunately I decided not to use them! Sorry folks. Instead I got an excellent idea for a very informative article. It seems like weekly, I see this Read more about Cigar 101: Wtf Are These Cigar Acronyms And Terms? – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar News: Tobacco Kennedy (TK) Presents Cigar Educated Platform

Back in August, Kennedy Achille, (Tobacco Kennedy) owner of StogieTV and Promoter of Black Smoke Miami reached out to me about a new project he was working on and asked for my input on it. The project was called Cigar Educated, an in-depth course dedicated to Cigar Education. This course is billed as the first Read more about Cigar News: Tobacco Kennedy (TK) Presents Cigar Educated Platform[…]

Cigar 101: Picking Cigars for the Best Smoking Experience – Mike Holmes

Boston Jimmie forwarded a message to me about a cigar smoker who was smoking a lancero and started to feel sick while smoking the cigar. It was suggested that one of us write about how to pick cigars to smoke, that are within someone’s league, to help them have the best smoking experience. Once again Read more about Cigar 101: Picking Cigars for the Best Smoking Experience – Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101: How to Smoke in your vehicle without it smelling like an Ashtray – By Mike Holmes

This is a topic that I see discussed quite often on social media. Since I base my Cigar 101 articles on what the cigar community actually talks about, I decided to tackle this topic because I smoke in the car on an almost daily basis. Hopefully this will help many of you, who want to Read more about Cigar 101: How to Smoke in your vehicle without it smelling like an Ashtray – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101 – Should I Order Cigars Online or Buy From my Local B&M? – By Mike Holmes

Ahhhh one of the most debated topics in the online cigar community, Should I order cigars online from big name websites or should I shop local and support my local Brick and Mortar shop? To answer this question we need to look at the benefits of both so that we can compare the reasons many Read more about Cigar 101 – Should I Order Cigars Online or Buy From my Local B&M? – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Release a Short Film – “Seed to Cigar”

Foundation Cigars has just released a short film on the process of going from Seed to Cigar. The film is a time lapsed view into all the hands that are involved in bringing some of the finest premium cigars to market. According to the release: “Foundation Cigar Company is always exploring exciting ways to shake Read more about Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Release a Short Film – “Seed to Cigar”[…]

Cigar 101: How to Properly Set-up and Maintain Your Humidor – By Mike Holmes

So you have just purchased your first humidor to protect your investment of cigars. Congratulations on entering the world of cigars! Now you might be wondering to yourself, “How do I set up my humidor?” I am glad that you asked that question because I am now going to answer it for you.  The Initial Read more about Cigar 101: How to Properly Set-up and Maintain Your Humidor – By Mike Holmes[…]