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I can answer questions about most premium cigars available in the US market. I can provide information to retailers and general consumers about procedures, order of operations, problem solving, cigar etiquette, proper contacts,humidor preperation, butane lighter repair, and cigar history.

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I have been smoking cigars since 1991. I began my cigar career in 1998 in a retail store and cigar bar which I worked for eight years (1998-2005). I began my position as a Regional Sales Manager for a major cigar company in 2006 which I still enjoy.


I.P.C.P.R., Cigar Association of South Carolina, North Carolina POremium Cigar Association


Graduate of St. Petersburg College and University of South Florida.

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2017-01-19 Humidor question:

Hi Daniel,    It seems you did everything right. I would take the packs out and leave the humidor empty and closed every day until your humidity stabilizes to 65%-70%. Usually, it takes about 3 days to

2017-01-02 Humidor:

Hello Angelina, this is not a humidor for cigars. It is a pipe station/valet. The drawer and box are there for the purpose of storing the pipe tools and  accoutrements. I'm uncertain of the retail value

2015-08-09 Last Third Longer Cigars:

Hello Charles,    There are a few factors to consider:    1. If the problem is constant to the one kind of cigar by the same maker, it could mean there is a blending flaw by the maker. Certain parts of

2015-05-10 humidor spots:

Interesting. Interesting that both woods did the same thing. I'm not an expert on wood, but my wild guess it that the moisture pulled something (maybe dirt or organic micro waste) from the small pores

2015-01-20 Cuban Cigars:

It is true that most cigars are to rest in your humidor for about a week to ten days  after a long trip from Europe.....After that period, enjoy one after a nice meal with a beverage  of your choice. If


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