Tuesday, September 23, 2014
He explained that he had smoked cigars on and off starting when he played a cigar smoking character in “The Last Detail.” But he was primarily a cigarette smoker since he was a kid, though he did manage to quit for about ten years in the 1960s.
Nicholson had an epiphany when he took up golfing and found himself to be so nervous during a game that he was smoking half a pack each round. In order to cut down, he decided to light up a cigar at about the fifth hole. He found that smoking cigars calmed him just as effectively as did cigarettes.
Nicholson admits to liking good Cuban cigars, which he was able to get when he was filming “The Last Detail” in Canada. While he does not encourage smuggling Cuban cigars into the United States, where they are still illegal due to the embargo, he expressed support for lifting the embargo in order to give cigar smokers a break. And he will still puff on a good Cuban while out of the country. In the meantime he is said to favor Romeo y Julietas, Cohiba robustos and especially Montecristos while in the United States.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Whether you are looking for something unique or unable to find your favorite cigar Corona specializes in hundreds of brands. This not only makes your cigar experience more enjoyable but ensures that there is something for everyone. The in-depth storehouse consisting of over 2500 different products means you can find the perfect cigar for you.
Top Name Brand Cigars at Affordable Prices
We are not your everyday cigar company and our online store reflects our belief in offering you the finest quality products. Our brands cover a range of mild to medium to full body cigars; all at various prices to suit your budget. When it comes to affordability you’re the boss.
The Perfect Gift
Our single cigars make the perfect gift for the aficionado in your life. A great way to celebrate a birthday, new job or retirement you can create a unique gift with that special person in mind. We don’t want to brag but because of our wide selection we understand if you feel overwhelmed. Our gift cards are a great option, eliminating the headache of you having to choose. With our single cigars any time can be turned into something special. When you experience our cigars we want you to feel as if each one was selected and hand rolled just for you.
Variety, affordability and quality selection, Corona Cigar Co. has it all. Now choosing one of our single cigars is easier than ever and the best part is you can have fun exploring while still keeping some money in the bank.
For more information on our product please visit Corona Cigar Co.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
If you are a novice and not sure where to start, Corona’s cigar samplers are a perfect fit for your smoking preference. Each sampler displays the exquisite quality of flavors from around the world. They come in a wide variety to choose from and are rolled from the finest tobacco leaves, providing the perfect aroma and balance.
To get the most out of your smoking experience here are a few things to take into consideration. First selecting the perfect cigar depends on personal preference. The body of a cigar can range from mild to medium to full. Each will display the strength of its smoke when "puffed". While the overall strength of the cigar should be stimulating it should never be overwhelming to the palate.
Next consider the size which ranges from a five inch to a seven inch. For example a five inch might be recommended after lunch where as a seven inch might be preferred while chatting with friends. In either case you should never rush through your cigar experience.
If you are still unsure which cigar is the right one for you consider the CAO Gold which is found in the CAO Variety 5 Pack. This particular cigar is recommended for beginners because of its classic cigar blend and creamy smoke. It is perfect for both the novice and connoisseur alike. There are also other sampler packs that are just as pleasurable such as the Corona Flavors Sampler, Lucky Seven and Sweet Macbeth just to name a few. Whichever cigar sampler you choose sit back, relax and take the time to enjoy the ultimate cigar experience.
For more information about our cigars please visit us at Corona Cigar Co.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Cigar smoking has always been considered a manly recreation. Great alpha males of past and present, ranging from Rush Limbaugh to Bill Clinton, not to mention John F. Kennedy and Winston Churchill, are all known to have enjoyed a good cigar to take the edge off of the burdens of greatness. But there are a number of famous women who have also enjoyed cigars.
George Sand, the 19th Century French writer who scandalized Paris for decades by dressing as a man, also enjoyed cigars on social occasions. Marlene Dietrich also smoked cigars, most famously on screen as a mysterious gypsy in the film “A Touch of Evil” that also starred Charlton Heston and Orson Welles.
More recently a number of women celebrities have taken up cigars. Actress, comedian, and social commentator Whoopi Goldberg is known to enjoy a good Cohiba from time to time, though she tends toward smaller cigars. Jennifer Lopez also likes a fine cigar, as do Sharon Stone, Demi Moore, Salma Hayek, Heidi Klum, and Carman Electra.
The Washington Times reports that roughly two percent of American women smoke cigars, as opposed to nine percent of men. That represents explosive growth in the female cigar smoker market from the 1980s when it was estimated that women made up just one-tenth of one percent of the total U.S. cigar market.
Why the growth of the number of female cigar smokers? Some suggests that the sight of an attractive woman with a cigar between her fingers is oddly sexy; Dietrich certainly proved that. But it is also empowering. Cigar smoking represents power and dominance, which may make it attractive for women who view it as an identity enhancement as much as they do a recreation.
Monday, September 8, 2014
You probably know then, that cigars need to be stored properly in a humidor. Humidors are essential for keeping your cigars enjoyable.
Having a humidor in your home means you can keep your cigars in their best condition. They will retain the same top-notch quality as when you purchase them fresh from a local tobacconist. For someone who has never purchased a humidor before, the process of buying one can be intimidating.
If you want to spend a small fortune on a humidor, it will not be hard to find one that is high quality.
If you are on a more modest budget, here are some tips for finding the right humidor for your home:
Do You Need One?
If your collection is still small, you might not need a humidor just yet. Once you are storing more than a few cigars in your home, it is time to start looking at your options.
A box of cigars holds about 25 cigars, so figure out how many you intend to buy at one time and that should tell you the size you need. Buy a humidor a little bigger than what you estimate to ensure you have flexibility without wasting space.
Now that you are a becoming an accomplished cigar smoker, it is probably time for you to start looking at humidors. Your collection is an investment and needs to be cared for properly. You are sophisticated and so are your tastes, so store your precious cigars in style.
For more information on humidors, visit us at Corona Cigar Co. today.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
1. Cigar Samplers
Cigar sample packs are the ideal way to taste a few new cigars without spending too much money. If your cigar lover enjoys a particular brand more than most, consider a sampler pack from his favorite line. For the more adventurous smoker, try a sample pack of exotic cigars that are hard to find in your hometown or are a limited edition. Cigar smokers also sometimes enjoy a pack of cigarillos, which are smaller versions of cigars, closer in size to a cigarette, but with a cigar taste.
2. Gift Sets
Similar to samplers are gift sets, which come in beautiful gift boxes or humidors. Gift sets are sometimes a safer bet if you aren't a cigar aficionado yourself and aren't familiar with what's "good." Most gift sets are packaged attractively and feature popular cigar selections that are sure to be a hit with your more discriminating friend. Flavored cigars are also popular as gifts, such as cherry, vanilla, or mocha.
Cigars must be kept in optimal conditions until smoked to retain their unique taste and aroma. Even if your friend already has multiple humidors, many aficionados prefer to separate brands in their own humidors to protect the flavor from intermingling with other flavors. Consider a travel humidor so your cigar loving friend can enjoy his cigars on vacation or during business trips.
4. Cigar Lighters
Lighting cigars is different from lighting cigarettes, and cigarette lighters found in convenience stores won't do for smoking a cigar. Most cigar lovers prefer a torch lighter, which has a more substantial flame for lighting bulkier cigars. Double flame lighters are popular with cigar smokers, as well. Though looks are important, never choose form over function. A great looking cigar lighter that doesn't work well won't offer your friend the right amount of enjoyment. Find one with a convenient yet attractive design.
5. Cigar Ashtrays
Another difference between smoking cigarettes and cigars is the type of ashtray needed. Most standard ashtrays are designed with slots to perch a cigarette, which isn't nearly large enough to hold a cigar. Buy an ashtray specifically designed for cigar smokers.
6. Cigar Cutters
Like lighters and humidors, avid cigar smokers can't have too many cutters. Cigar cutters vary in style from elegant polished silver to simple yet practical stainless steel. Choose the cutter according to your cigar lover's personal style. For example, an elaborate silver cutter that comes in a gift box is perfect for your office worker, but the outdoorsy smoker might prefer a durable chrome cutter.
7. Odor Eliminators
If your cigar smoker's family doesn't enjoy the smell, there are a variety of products available to help make his smoking experience more pleasant for him and for them. Candles and sprays are available to help remove the smoke smell from the air. These come in a variety of luscious scents, including a scent-free odor eliminator.
If you can't decide what to get, consider a gift card. A gift card from a reputable cigar dealer is personal, because it shows you know and care about your cigar lover. But it gives him or her the freedom to select something they've had their eye on for awhile but haven't had the chance to try out yet.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
- Self-Discovery: We all like to discover new things about ourselves and our friends. If you discover a new cigar that has just the right flavor and aroma that you know a friend will like, it's only right to pass it on. You never know; it could be the one cigar your friend will savor for a lifetime, and have you to thank for it.
- Be the Authority: Having more experiences in life will make you a well rounded person. Should you already have experience with a cigar that's new to others; it automatically makes you the authority on them in their eyes. That authority is transferred by osmosis, so who knows what they'll consult with you on next time.
- More Confidence: Face it, confidence is sexy in both men and women. Sometimes a persons confidence level is the only thing standing between them and what they desire. Developing the courage to try new things is sure to give you the confidence and self-assurance you need to boost your successes in all areas of your life. Boldly smoking a new cigar, is one way to advertise your self-confidence.
- Reduce Boredom: You've heard people say they're "bored to death." Well, it's been anecdotally proven that boredom may well take years off your life. So, adding the thrill of trying a new cigar is bound to enhance your life, as well as add a little excitement.