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Cigar Advisor Publishes Article on Becoming a Cigar Cognoscente

Cigar Advisor Magazine is a digital publication dedicated to providing cigar enthusiasts with entertaining and informative content. Their December 2013 issue features a piece by Joseph A. Baker entitled "How To Become A Cigar Cognoscente" that gives tips for cigar smokers on how to select and appreciate premium cigars.

Easton, PA (PRWEB) December 14, 2013

The all-new Cigar Advisor Magazine is an online cigar magazine that brings a fresh, irreverent, and down-to-earth perspective on all things cigars to thousands of smokers. In addition to educational cigar content and behind-the-scenes cigar industry articles from some of the business’s top names, Cigar Advisor delivers an array of content about a variety of topics of interest to people who enjoy the cigar lifestyle. The magazine also features cigar reviews and ratings submitted by real smokers. Cigar Advisor Magazine has posted a feature article entitled “How to Become a Cigar Cognoscente." Written by Joseph A. Baker, the article takes you through the process of learning how to choose the best cigar for you.

Starting with a little background on cigar history, Baker writes: "Some say [cigars] were invented by the Romans back in 18 BC; some say ancient Caribbean Indian cultures. . . As the story goes, after the Romans conquered France for the second time, they rejoiced by rolling tobacco leaves and smoking them. The Romans called their cigars immaculius magnus and used them as a means of celebration. This tradition of celebration continues today, like when a baby is born, or you get that big job promotion or bonus."

The article continues with some basics on cutting and lighting cigars, then Baker turns the corner by pointing out several "methods" that cigar smokers are drawn to as they commence their search for the "perfect cigar." Beginning with the search for the right shape, length, and ring gauge, feel, etc., Baker also warns new smokers about a trap that even experienced cigar smokers fall into - "The Rat Pack Method."

"Upon walking into a cigar shop. . .an unsuspecting novice can become completely mesmerized by the fancy cigar bands that are freshly cellophane wrapped and perched at perfect eye level. These cigars call out to newbies like the Sirens who lured ancient sailors to their death, which is why it bears repeating the familiar old adage that I've amended: ‘Do not judge a book by its cover, or a cigar by its band!’"

Eventually, cigar smokers will reach the Cognoscente stage, which can take months, years, or even decades.

About Cigar Advisor Magazine
Cigar Advisor magazine is a digital publication created for real cigar enthusiasts who love tobacco and live the lifestyle. Cigar smokers are passionate about almost everything they do - whether it's the drinks they savor, the food they devour, the cars and motorcycles they dream of, the sports they're fanatical about or the women they love, Cigar Advisor shares those passions with a razor-sharp edge, soaking up each day and experience as if it were our last. Find that passion and more on display at

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