On this week’s PCA 2023 Preview Show, Brooks Whittington and I will talk about whether or not the 2023 PCA Convention & Trade Show is going to feel like a lame-duck show.
How focused are people going to be on PCA 2024 moving to March? What about the venue change? Are Altadis U.S.A., Davidoff of Geneva USA, Drew Estate and General all coming back to the 2024 trade show? What about a slowdown in cigar sales?
We’ll be addressing all of that as well as previewing some new products that have been announced in the last week.
Also, for those of you that watched last week’s show. I’m sorry. Amongst other issues, I didn’t plug in all the microphone cables; it was not good. That show was not up to our standards, hopefully, this one is a lot better.
A Beginner’s Guide to Cigars
Cigars are a very enjoyable hobby, and one that can be quite relaxing. They take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to smoke, which can be a great escape from the hectic and demanding world we live in. Cigar smoking is also very social, and it’s very common for people to gather around a cigar and enjoy each other’s company.
There are many different varieties of cigars, but there are some that stand out more than others. Unlike cigarettes, cigars are made from whole tobacco leaves that are carefully selected and aged, giving them a richer and more complex flavor. This is why cigars are generally considered to be a more sophisticated smoking experience than cigarettes, and are often smoked to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and weddings.
A cigar’s flavor is influenced by its wrapper, binder, and filler. The wrapper is the outer layer that holds the cigar together, and can vary in color and shade depending on how the tobacco was grown, and how it was fermented. Darker wrappers tend to add a sweetness to the cigar’s flavors, while lighter shades can bring some dryness.
The binder is the middle section of the cigar, and is what binds the filler tobacco leaves together. It can be made from a variety of different tobaccos, or from a single one. If a cigar is entirely made from filler, binder, and wrapper that were all produced in the same country, it is often referred to as a puro.