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The Proper Way to Smoke A Cigar

Posted in Cigars, Cuba, Cuban Cigars, England, Smoking with tags , , , , , , on March 8, 2008 by randynacol2002

We,here in the United States, have a desire to smoke quality and fine Cigars. Of course for the most of us to smoke a Cuban Cigar is the ultimate satisfaction of a lifetime. My brother is a world traveler and has had the opportunity to smoke in fine. Cigar rooms in London, England and other area in Europe.

One evening I had visited my brother and his wife in their home in Pebble Beach , CA. , we went outside on his patio and he pulled out a Romeo Y Julieta short Churchill with the words on the band Habana, Cuba. Of course my mouth started salivating just by the aroma of the leaf. I started to light it by heating up the end and then puffing on it. My brother informed me that it was the wrong way to light even though I had sold Cigars for about 6 years. He explained to me that the proper way was to take a torch lighter and burn the end until it almost light itself. He said that lighting a cigar that way allowed the cigar to burn evenly.

After I had light the cigar the proper way I started puffing on it ,what a beautiful taste. When you smoke a cigar you allow the smoke to circulate to the back of your mouth and the roll out. That gives your taste buds the full enjoyment of the tobacco.

According to the book “Cigars of the World”, written by Aurelio Pastor and Alain Eid “Romeo and Julieta brand was launched in 1850 by Inocencio Alvarez and Manin Garcia who had always had the reputation for their fine workmanship and craftsmanship. They won numerous gold metal reward at different internationally expositions from Antwerp(1885) , Paris (1889 and 1890) and Brussels in 1893. It wasn’t until 1903 did the brand had reached it popularity when it was bought out by Fernandez Rodriquez who was one of the most remarkable names in Cuban History”.

I found a video on Youtube that shows the correct way to smoke a cigar. It’s in Japanese with English subtitles

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