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Cigar Basics - Selecting Your Cigar

More Than a Hobby- a great Cigar is the start of your Passion Purchasing a cigar can seem very daunting given the vas...

BLOG: Wrapper vs Binder vs Filler

The Cigar Merchant of New Zealand shares his thoughts on the makeup of a cigar when it comes to wrapper vs binder vs ...

What is that horrible stuff oozing from my cigar?

The Cigar Merchant discusses the horrible subject of cigar-ooze, or cigar-tar as it is also known.

Rethinking Humidity and Cigar Storage

Well for the last 30 years I've always followed the 70/70 rule (70F or 21C and 70% humidity) - however (thankfully) a...

BLOG: Mould vs Plume or Bloom

Observations & pre-amble... In the research and writing of this very very touchy subject it would be my humble be...

The Essentials Guide - Executive Summary

The Essentials Guide - Executive Summary Today I will give you a top-down essentials guide to what you need to enjoy ...

Anatomy of a Cigar

Today we will look at the anatomy of a cigar, what makes it so special and why. Over the past three decades it is fai...

BLOG: Is Weather Playing Havoc With Your Cigars?

When the cold winter weather hits and your heat pump kicks in, this can have a detrimental effect on all but the most...

BLOG: Protecting the Cherry

Last week I watched a Luxury goods website's VLOG (video BLOG) on the "right way to smoke a cigar" - what bemused me ...

The Great Cellophane Debate...

Any aficionado will know that some cigars come with a cellophane wrapper and this has created one of the longest deba...

BLOG: Let's get something straight real quick

The most common cigar asked for in our shop or via email is a "Churchill" - please take note, a Churchill is not a sp...

BLOG: Cuban Cigar Alternatives

After the 2019-2022 COVID-19 Pandemic, it is nice to see the return of many expats & tourists to New Zealand; who...
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