How to distinguish real cigar from a fake?

Fake cigars are widespread in the world. Typically, Cuban cigars are counterfeited as the most popular. And, if 5-6 years ago scraps of paper or palm leaves could be found in fakes, today counterfeit cigars have reached a qualitatively new level, and sometimes even an experienced aficionado can hardly distinguish a real havana from a fake one.

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How to cut a cigar?

Smoking cigars is a real ritual that is often compared to a tea ceremony or tasting good wine. The purpose of this action for true connoisseurs is to enjoy the aroma and relax. Smoking one cigar can last from 30 minutes to 3 hours, which you can spend alone with yourself or fill with a pleasant conversation with friends and colleagues. For many of our compatriots, this ceremony is exotic, nevertheless, knowing its features is a sign of good form. In this article, we’ll cover the basics – how to properly trim a cigar and prepare it for smoking.

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