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Really fond of cigar smoking, but have to admit you’re not a big fan of “the morning after” smoke aroma?

If smoke has permeated your clothing, it is NOT necessary to dry clean or wash the affected articles. Carefully lay the garments in a clean, large dry cleaning, garbage or garment bag. Place an open box of baking soda in with the clothes, and fasten the bag shut. The baking soda will absorb the cigar scent within 24 hours. (Note: for best results, the baking soda should remain in the soda box.)

Cigar breath? Brush not only your teeth, but your tongue and the roof of your mouth too. Rinse with mouthwash. How sweet it is!

THE QUESTION: SHALL WE DISBAND?

The World Wide Cigar Club® occasionally receives queries from our members. One recently asked whether the band on a cigar should be left in place, or removed before smoking. In most of Europe (Germany is the exception), leaving the band on is frowned upon. The rest of the world is pretty flexible. Our official stance is that, here in the Land of the Free, it’s entirely up to you! However, if you choose to take it off, we strongly encourage you to remove the band after the cigar has been lit for a few minutes. The heat will soften the band’s adhesive, so you won’t tear the fragile wrapper leaf during removal.

Take a Close Look at this Month’s Cigar Selections . . Featured Countries of Origin from your Favorite Cigar of the Month Club: NICARAGUA and HONDURAS

1) ROCKY PATEL SUPER LIGERO ROBUSTONationality: Honduran   Appearance: FULL bodied, 5.0; 50 ring; Dressed in a dark and fiesty Honduran Habano wrapper

Personality: This smoke isn’t afraid to be noticed. Pull back the imaginary peel and the fruits that await inside are nothing but intense. You’ll expose a heady profile laced with oak, cinnamon, white pepper and toasty tobacco. Rocky Patel’s strongest!

2) MAN O’ WAR IMMORTAL ROBUSTONationality: Nicaraguan Appearance:  MEDIUM bodied, 5.5; 52 ring; Well decked in a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper

Personality: Well-aged and plumped up with a new hybrid leaf, expect complexity, thanks in part to hearty doses of cedar, spice and earth that alternate in intensity. You won’t want to miss her Cuba-esque melee of flavors or her Cuban pigtail cap!

3) JOYA de NICARAGUA CUENCA y BLANCO TORPEDO ESPECIAL Nationality: Nicaraguan Appearance: MEDIUM bodied, 6.2; 54 ring; Exquisite in an oily, toothy Ecuadorian Habano wrapper

Personality: Beneath the veil is a complex blend of international tobaccos. Doing her slow, cool burn, your taste buds are soothed by deep notes of oak, earth and espresso, with hints of leather, dark cocoa and sweet black pepper. Refreshing!

4) COMMON ROOTS TORO –  Nationality: Nicaraguan Appearance: MEDIUM-FULL bodied, 6.0; 50 ring; Dressed an Ecuadorian Habano Café wrapper

Personality: Robust describes the Nicaraguan long-fillers beneath the wrapping. Delicious blends greet you with nuances of orange peel, charred oak and leather. The profile is rounded out with added whispers of vanilla and pepper.

5) EL GALAN CAMPECHANO CONNECTICUT CHURCHILLNationality: Nicaraguan  Appearance: MILD-MEDIUM bodied, 7.0; 50 ring; Sports an elegant Ecuadorian Connecticut wrap

Personality: Expect to be met with nuances of cream, baking spices, subtle pepper and wood . . . all remaining in perfect balance down to the nub. Flawless construction, premium flavors, a fantastic smoking experience.

 


 

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