Skip Martin of RoMa Craft Tobac took a few minutes at the opening of the show to chat with me about the new cigars coming out.
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The Benefits of Smoking Cigars
Cigars are a luxuriously handcrafted, natural product of tobacco. They are the ultimate expression of perfect simplicity, and offer a surprisingly complex, enjoyable experience with every single puff.
They are a great source of pleasure and relaxation, much like a cold beer or a glass of wine at the end of a busy day. Cigars can also provide a social occasion where like-minded people can come together, relax and chat about things that interest them. This is often how long-term friendships and business associations are started.
The cigar is a very versatile and elegant product that has been associated with class and high spirits since their creation. Many people find smoking cigars to be a more refined and enjoyable experience than cigarettes. They are a more social, luxurious, and indulgent choice that can be savored for special occasions and as a reward for hard work.
A cigar is a cylindrical roll of cut tobacco filled inside a binder leaf and wrapped in a wrapper leaf. The wrapper leaves used must be strong, elastic and silky in texture.
When choosing a cigar, the most important factor is its taste and aroma. This depends largely on the type of tobacco used, but other factors can include:
A cigar’s strength is determined by its inherent intensity and this is based on a combination of its filler leaves. Usually a full-bodied cigar will have more ligero leaves while a medium-bodied cigar will use more visos and secos.