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Tips & Tricks: 5 Cigar & Beer Pairings from a Cigar Smoker Who Prefers Lighter Brews

IS A MAN ANY LESS “MANLY” BECAUSE HE’S NOT A BEER DRINKER? Speaking for myself, I never fully acquired a palate for the bitter, malty taste of beer. Maybe because I was always a soda drinker I got spoiled by the sugary taste of Pepsi, 7-Up, and the like, which today I no longer drink. Of course, as I matured, I came to appreciate a few beers, but mostly the lighter, sweeter fare.

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Tips and Tricks: Holiday 2016 Cigar Gift Guide

Every year, cigar smokers and their loved ones struggle to find the perfect gift. Most times, loved ones of a cigar smoker don’t know enough about cigars to feel confident in getting them a gift, this is why we present to you the Blind Man’s Puff Holiday 2016 Cigar Gift Guide. We have hand-selected gifts in all price ranges for you or your loved one of the hottest new and classic cigars and accessories this year.

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Tips and Tricks: Developing Your Palate for Cigars

Let’s talk about developing your palate. When I first started smoking cigars I couldn’t tell what flavors I tasted, and like most beginner smokers relied purely on my visceral reaction to the cigar. I couldn’t tell you why I liked or disliked a cigar, but I could tell you adamantly what I liked and disliked. For the causal smoker this is probably as deep as they care to foray into the world of cigars, but I was intrigued and wanted to gain a better understanding of what it was that made me enjoy one cigar over the other.

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Tips and Tricks: Maximizing Your Smoke: How to Enrich the Cigar Experience

The culture of wine and the culture of smoking cigars are not as dissimilar as you might have originally thought. Both rely on the individuals taste, olfactory responses and both have a certain amount of technique and history that go into enhance the overall experience of the wine or cigar. For cigars, the process of smoking a nice stogie is not that tricky. You take your cigar, find a lighter, draw in enough air to get a fair amount of smoke and then exhale. But aside from these three basic steps, there are several more that can create an even more enjoyable experience.

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Tips and Tricks: How to Pair a Cigar with a Beverage

When it comes to pairing a cigar with something to drink, you have many options. Really, it’s like everything else in cigars: do what you like. There is no steadfast rule to follow, or “expert” you need to listen to, but there are some guidelines or suggestions to help you discover what you like to pair with. In the end, if you like it, enjoy it, don’t let anyone tell you how to enjoy your cigar.

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