Cigar 101 Introduction

Confused by cigar-specific terms such as wrapper and long filler? Not sure of the best way to store your precious smokes? Just interested in learning more about the hobby of enjoying cigars? Our Cigar Speak pages are dedicated to providing you with a host of cigar-related information. You can also visit our Cigar Blog for frequently updated reviews, news, tips and tricks about cigars and humidors.

Cigar Lifestyle

To provide you with a wide variety of information on some of the many things you can choose to complement your taste and enjoyment of fine cigars.

Glossary of Cigar Terms: The Language of Cigar Aficionados

Do terms such as wrapper, ring gauge, and Claro make you scratch your head in bewilderment? Our definitive glossary gives you all the answers.

How to Cut and Light a Cigar

There are a variety of methods and means for cutting and lighting your cigar. Here's a brief reference to help guide your choice of ritual.

How to Select a Perfect Single

Looking for that perfect smoke at you local tobacconist shop? Learn a few of the things to check for while making your selection.

Shapes and Shades: What Does it all Mean?

Don't know a Pyramid from a Perfecto? A Colorado from a Claro? Check this page to find out!

Size Guide

Here's a handy table detailing the standard sizes and ring gauges for most cigars.

How to Store Your Cigars

Want to know how to keep your smokes in mint condition? Interested in ageing your cigars to perfection? Want to know if you can use a Tupperware container for storage? Here are the answers to these questions and more.

Humidor Care

For guidelines on how to condition and maintain your humidor.

Taste and Flavor

Did you know that the construction of your cigar affects how it smokes and tastes?

Wrappers, Binders, and Fillers Explained

The wrapper, binder, and filler are the three parts of a cigar. Read about how they affect flavor and more.