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Ways To Find The Best Cigars

The top 5 ways to select the right cigar is to decide upon a price range, explore the choices in the range, pick up a handful of mixed cigars, puff each one of them to discover the best stick and lastly the source:

Cigars are trendy to look at as well as classy to take a puff from. They go best with a peg of whisky and can be mostly seen in social gatherings. All in all cigars and special occasions go hand in hand and cigar smokers puff on their favorite sticks to make the best of their leisure time. But these days most cigars carry a high price tag and inexperienced smokers end up paying for a smoke that they do not enjoy. In order to prevent such a blunder from happening while selecting a cigar, it is advisable to go through a few cigar related articles like this one and get some tips on finding the best cigars.

Not all best cigars are highly priced!

Cigars belong to a list of some of the finest pleasures in life for men and women alike. Those who want to delight their senses with a fine cigar must select their first stogie carefully. Following the selection of the first smoke, they should continue to carefully select their cigars every single time as well as try and stick to a few brands. It is advisable to select a cigar in the price range of $5-$8 if one does not want to spend too much. There is a wide range of flavors, brands and makes to choose from in this price range and some of them are delicious smokes. Gradually one can increase their budget once they get a hang of the tastes in this range and have decided upon a few favorite brands.

Deciding upon the strength of the cigar is vital.

Most cigar communities advise new bees to stick to mild sticks. But those who enjoy a strong coffee or are avid cigarette smokers can try medium to full bodied cigars. There are chances that they might fall in love with the aftertaste and stick to these flavors for life! On the other hand, such people might find a mild cigar tasteless. In case one feels like experimenting a little, they can pick up a handful of different sticks that are mild, medium and full bodied. A puff from each one starting out with the mild and moving on to the medium and lastly to the full bodied smoke will help a smoker decide which flavor they like the most.

How to find a good cigar store that deals in best quality cigars?

After deciding upon the flavor and make, the last job is to locate a store for a regular supply of the favorite brand that one wants to stick to. There are several online cigar shopping portals that deal in all the cigars made across the globe. These portals allow buyers to order for cigar sampler packs as well as buy packs of 10 to several hundreds of cigars of their interest. Most importantly these stores give hefty discounts as cigars are pricey and cost a lot at brick and mortar shops.

Lastly a cigar aficionado will for sure lay hands upon cigars in the best quality as these shopping portals store their cigars in appropriate conditions within humidors unlike gas stations and convenience stores. Thus selecting the best cigar is not a tough task. All one needs to do is locate the best store, select the best brand, discover a taste and enjoy their stogie for life.


Habano BarCafe’s New Cigar Sensation!

Flavorful and aromatic!

Tatiana has recently become one of our top-selling flavored cigars.  It is hand-rolled in the Dominican Republic, made with Dominican fillers grown from Cuban-seed, draped in an Indonesian wrapper. The attractive packaging and enticing flavors make this flavored smoke a great change of pace. The taste is smooth, mild and mellow, with a pleasant aroma. 

Available in these delicious varieties:

Cherry – Smooth and mild with aroma of sweet ripe cherries.
Chocolate – Milk chocolate flavor with mild tobacco.  Great with a cup of coffee!
Cinnamon – Infused with cinnamon and sweetness, a holiday favorite.
Fusion Frenzy – A fusion of sweet, natural aromatic fruit flavors.  Very enjoyable!!
Groovy Blue – Berries soaked in vanilla, with acacia honey and cognac.
Honey –  Combination of sweet natural honey and fine tobacco.  Pleasantly aromatic.
Night Cap – Vanilla over Marcona almonds, Cafe Arabica and cocoa.
Rum – Sweet rum flavor with hints of molassas and spice, a delicous mild cigar.
Sweet Euphoria – Infusion of aromatic dried fruit with a pinch of pixie dust!
Vanilla – Blend of sweet natural vanilla and premium tobacco, the best selling flavor!!
Waking Dream – Vanilla cream, Piedmont hazelnuts and single malt whiskey.

Review of Berger and Argenti Entubar Cigars

Berger and Argenti Entubar cigars are another brand extension of the company’s Entubar line of cigars, originally introduced in 2009. In 2010, Berger and Argenti’s Entubar Quad Maduro made its debut, and was a definite improvement over the original, which has an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. The Entubar  was introduced in 2011, and as you will soon discover, is even better (and more expensive) than the Quad Maduro.

Entubar cigars are Nicaraguan puros, made entirely with tobaccos from Nicaragua, and feature a Cuban-seed Jalapa Valley Maduro wrapper. The cigars are made using the entubado method, where each filler leaf is rolled into itself to form individual scrolls of tobacco, as opposed to the more typical bunching of filler leaves. The entubado method is a more time consuming and tedious way of rolling a cigar, but results in open chambers of air flow from the foot to the head of each cigar. Individual scrolls can also be positioned within the cigars to maximize the flavor nuances and produce a more consistent blend. The cigar is made with a full-bodied ligero leaf of filler tobacco, which is rolled independently and placed in the center of the other entubado-rolled filler blend. The roll (or channel) of ligero tobacco runs through the full length of the cigar, and protrudes 3/8″ beyond the trimmed foot, creating a unique fuse-like appearance. The cigar looks like a stick of dynamite, and even has a yellow foot band that serves as a warning label.


Entubar  cigars are full bodied and somewhat potent, but not to the nth degree. The predominant flavors are a rich and earthy sweet cocoa, with just a hint of spice. The Killa Korona tasted a little more like chocolate than cocoa, being a bit sweeter and more enjoyable than the Rogue Rothschild. Sometimes, the taste of certain cigars can vary in different sizes, and I definitely preferred the taste of the Entubar V32 in the smaller Robusto size. In fact, during the first 30 minutes, the taste of that cigar approached a five-star rating, falling to 4½ during the remainder. On the other hand, the Rogue Rothschild was more within the 4 to 4½ range. Both cigars were smooth and very enjoyable.

Draw and Construction

Both Entubar  cigars were well-made, had great draws, and held a long ash. It took a few seconds longer to light the larger Rogue Rothschild, and to get it burning evenly. Only one touch-up light was needed for the Killa Korona Robusto, while the Rothschild needed three or four. Neither cigar went out, so no relights were required. It took me a full hour to smoke the Killa Korona down to 1½ inches remaining (pretty good for a cigar that size), and 90 minutes to smoke the Rogue Rothschild down to two inches. The wrapper on the Robusto began to unravel after 45-50 minutes, but after smoking it for that long, this was not a major negative. No issues with the Rogue Rothschild.


Berger and Argenti Entubar  cigars are “gourmet” sticks for connoisseurs and aficionados, only. They are limited in production, and are hand-made with scarce tobaccos using the entubado rolling method. As such, expect to pay a premium price for these premium smokes.

The $200,000 Cigar


Tobacco enthusiasts have smoked cigars since the Mayans created “sikars” in the 1100s and Christopher Columbus first introduced tobacco to Europe after exploring Hispaniola in 1492. The prestige of cigars, despite their multinational history, has never gone up in smoke and they remain a symbol of decadence, relaxation and pampering to this day. While smoking any cigar appears elegant, the astounding amount of tobacco blends, leaves and national varieties can make finding the perfect cigar nearly impossible.

Cohiba Behike cigars have been produced in Cuba since 2006 and at $450 a pop these hand rolled masterpieces should definitely catch your attention, and your lighter. Cohiba, one of Cuba’s most renowned cigar manufacturers, celebrated its 40th anniversary by creating 4,000 Cohiba Behike cigars and placed them in only 100 limited edition humidors. Calling a Cohiba Behike illusive is an understatement, but they are available online and the limited edition humidors can be bought for $18,000 each.

Like the Cohiba Behike, Gurkha’s Her Majesty’s Reserve cigars have been incorrectly called the world’s most expensive cigars. Each cigar contains 18-year-old tobacco and has been soaked in a $2,500 bottle of Louis XIII de Rémy Martin cognac. These cigars define excess and taste at $15,000 a box and $750 for a single cigar.

As perhaps the most expensive yet accessible cigar on the market, Gurkha’s The Black Dragon surpasses the HMR in both quality and price. Released in 2006 as a limited edition line, The Black Dragon contains an international mix of tobaccos beneath its rich leafy shell. At $115,000 a box or $1,150 per cigar, Gurkha’s The Black Dragon cigars are both absurdly expensive and prestigious.

However, the two most expensive cigars in the world significantly trump Gurkha’s endeavors: the 900-year-old Mayan “sikars”, for example, are smokeable at $200,000 each and the El Gigante by manufacturer Corojo is a 1,600 pound cigar for the same price—this parade-float-sized cigar can be smoked by 40 people simultaneously through a tubing system.

How to Smoke a Cigar

Smoking a cigar is a great way to unwind or celebrate a special occasion. Before you smoke a cigar, you have to know how to choose the right kind, cut the cigar, and light the cigar. Lighting a cigar is all about savoring the flavor instead of inhaling the smoke. If you want to know how to smoke a cigar like a pro in no time at all, just follow these steps.

Method 1 of 4: Choose the Cigar

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    Familiarize yourself with the varieties of cigars. Instead of choosing the first cigar you’ll see, you should know how to recognize each different type of cigar, and even ask a salesman for help when you’re deciding on a type of cigar. Being aware of the different types of cigars will make you feel more knowledgeable when you actually start smoking them. Here are a variety of cigars to choose from[1]:

    • The Corona. This cigar measures 6 inches by 42-ring gauge — this refers to the diameter of the cigar. This cigar has an open foot (the part that is lit) and a closed and rounded head (the part that you smoke).
    • The Pyramid. This cigar has a pointed, closed head.
    • The Torpedo. This cigar has a bulge in the middle and a pointed head and closed foot.
    • The Perfecto. This is like the Torpedo, except it has a bulge in the middle and two closed ends, making it a rounder cigar.
    • The Panatelas. This cigar measures 7 inches by 38-ring gauge and is longer and thinner than the Corona.
    • The Culebra. This cigar is made of three Panatelas braided together. It looks like a thick rope.
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    Choose a mild cigar (or a few). To get started, you’ll need to start sampling a few different kinds of cigars. Don’t get too eager and buy an entire box of the same kind of cigar only to find that you can’t stand the first one. Instead, find several varieties of cigars that may suit your needs. You should start with a mild cigar, which will not only be less expensive, but will have less of an intense flavor and will be better for beginners.

    • The longer and wider a cigar is, the more intense it will be. If you’re a beginner, you should start with a longer and thinner cigar instead of a small stubby one, which will make you more likely to cough.
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    Inspect the cigar. Before you buy the cigar, you should gently squeeze it to make sure that there aren’t any spots that are too hard or too soft. This may indicate that the cigar will give you a bad draw or that it won’t even be smokeable. You should also look out for lumps in the cigar, and make sure that the tobacco at the end isn’t discolored, and that the wrapper isn’t discolored either.

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    Store the cigar appropriately. If you own or have purchased a humidor, a box for storing cigars, then make sure to store them in the box immediately. If you don’t own one, then don’t buy more than a few cigars because they will dry out in a couple of days. Do not take them out of their cellophane packing either. Don’t leave a cigar unprotected. Store them in Tupperware or another sealed container.[2]

Method 2 of 4: Cut the Cigar

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    Place the blade down on the cigar. To cut the cigar, you’ll have to cut into the cap, which is placed on the head of the cigar to keep it from drying out. Ideally, you’ll be using a guillotine (a single-bladed cutter), but you can also use a really sharp knife or blade. Don’t use dull scissors, your teeth, or a butter knife unless you want to tear the cigar. Just tap the head (or the cap) of the cigar with the blade to put it in position. Don’t cut into it yet.[3]

    • Aim the blade to the place where the cigar meets the wrapper, which would keep the cap from falling off.
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    Cut the cigar with one “chop.” The goal in cutting it is to let yourself smoke the cigar without ruining its original shape. Hold the cigar with one hand and the guillotine with the other. Place the head of the cigar into the guillotine and cut into its cap, about 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch down. Slice off the cap (or head) in one quick chop.

    • If you do it more slowly or tentatively, you’ll be more likely to tear the wrapper.

Method 3 of 4: Light the Cigar

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    Choose the right lighter. Long wood matches or a butane lighter are preferable because they won’t alter the flavor of the cigar. Don’t use paper matches, gas lighters, or — worst of all — scented candles. You can also get a cigar lighter at the store.[4]

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    Warm the tobacco in the foot of the cigar. The foot of the cigar is the part you’ll actually light. Hold the flame below the foot without touching it, and rotate the cigar a few times until the foot is evenly warmed. This will warm up your tobacco and make it easier to light.

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    Light the cigar. Hold the flame in front of the cigar without touching it. Then, inhale just enough so that the cigar is lit. Make sure not to inhale the smoke.

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    Lightly blow on the foot of the cigar (optional). You can do this to make sure that the light is evenly distributed. To check if the cigar is fully lit, turn the lit end towards your mouth and gently blow on it; the lit portions will light up orange.

Method 4 of 4: Smoke the Cigar

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    Smoke it. Hold the cigar up to your mouth and draw in the smoke. Then, hold it in your mouth for a few seconds to taste it, and then let it go. Do not inhale the cigar smoke. A cigar is not like a cigarette. The flavor is meant to be savored, but not inhaled.

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    Puff and rotate the cigar every 30 seconds to a minute. Continue to do this to keep the cigar in good form. Remember that a good cigar can last 2 to 3 hours.

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    Remove the band after twelve puffs or so. The band is placed on the cigar to prevent the tobacco from tearing, but you won’t need it anymore once you lit the cigar. After twelve or so puffs, the band will already be starting to fall off on its own due to the heat.

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    Enjoy your cigar with an alcoholic beverage. Though you’re not required to enjoy your cigar with an alcoholic beverage, an alcoholic beverage can enhance the smoking experience and can bring out the flavors of the cigar. Some great beverages for smoking a cigar include port, cognac, bourbon or scotch, or red wine — especially Cabernet Sauvignon.[5]

    • A coffee-based beverage — or even coffee — can also bring out the flavor in a cigar.
    • Though a cigar can overpower the flavor of many beers, an India Pale Ale (IPA) beer is a perfect companion to almost any cigar.
    • Any drink that involves Kahlua will be a great companion to a cigar.
    • You can also enjoy your cigar with a Martini.
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    Extinguish the cigar when you’re done smoking. Simply set it aside in the ashtray. The cigar will extinguish itself after a minute or two without you puffing on it. Before you set it down, gently blow through the cigar to expel any smoke that will go stale. Relighting a cigar after this period has passed generally results in a strong, bitter taste; as a result, most aficionados prefer to throw out a smoked cigar.

Cigar Smoking Celebrities and Famous People

Hohenzollern Her Royal Highness, Maja Synke Princess of Hohenzollern, was born in 1971 in Dresden, Germany. One of the most distinguished High Profile Members of the European Aristocracy. Related to most leading noble families of Europe. John Carroll OConnor American actor, producer and director whose television career spanned four decades. Known at first for playing the role of Major General Colt in the 1970 movie Kelly’s Heroes, he later found fame as the bigoted working man Archie Bunker, the main character in the 1970s CBS television sitcoms All in the Family (1971 to 1979) and Archie Bunker’s Place (1979 to 1983) Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger Austrian and American former professional bodybuilder, actor, businessman, investor, and politician. Schwarzenegger served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011.  He’s not “just” a movie star, albeit one of the most famous, recognizable people in the world, he’s also a very successful businessman, real estate mogul, and restaurateur, Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie is an American actress who has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. Jolie promotes humanitarian causes, noted for her work with refugees as a Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N. She has been cited as one of the world’s most attractive people, for which she has received substantial media attention. Winston Churchill Throughout his long life, Churchill nourished England with his battlefield bravery, political courage and prolific writing, and nourished himself with the best food, drink and cigars he could find. The man for whom the imposing Churchill cigar size is named smoked eight to 10 cigars a day, primarily Cuban brand. President John F. Kennedy When you’re the president of the United States, you can get just about anything you’d like. What the 35th president wanted was a bunch of Cuban cigars. He gave his press secretary less than 24 hours to round them up. JFK had a pressing reason for procuring the stash quickly.  He was about to sign an embargo prohibiting any Cuban products from entering the country, including his beloved cigars. Jack Nicholson The three-time Academy Award winner had been a longtime cigarette smoker when he took up golf in the early 1990s. He found himself smoking half a pack during a round to calm his nerves, so he decided to switch to cigars from around the fifth hole on. The change helped relax him, and eventually Nicholson got down to a 12 handicap.   Michael Douglas He’s played characters like Gordon Gekko changed the way Americans looked at money. And with all that money talks comes some of the simpler pleasures like enjoying a Montecristo No.2 on his favorite golf course. Danny De Vito Danny Devito was introduced to Cigars by Arnold Schwarzenegger and since then has moved from Cuban Cohibas to Partagas Serie D No.4s, to Bolivars. It’s be known that once on a flight from Europe in the 1980’s he asked every single passenger if they mind if he lit up and he got their permission. He recalled that it was the move enjoyable transatlantic flight he’s ever had. Lauren Hutton Lauren Hutton (born November 17, 1943) is an American model and actress. She is best known for her starring roles in the movies American Gigolo and Lassiter, and also for her fashion modeling career.  Hutton was a Playboy bunny at age 20. The statuesque Hutton became a top fashion model, cover girl and commercial spokesperson.   Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez, also known by her nickname J.Lo, is an American actress, singer, record producer, dancer, television personality, fashion designer and television producer. Lopez began her career as a dancer on the television comedy program In Living Color. Subsequently venturing into acting, she gained recognition in the 1995 action-thriller Money Train. Heidi Klum Heidi Klum is the current host of Project Runway, filmed at the Parsons The New School for Design. She has been featured on the covers of Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire, and became widely known after appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and for her work with Victoria’s Secret as an “Angel”. Klum has hosted the 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows. Al Pacino Alfredo James “Al” Pacino  born April 25, 1940) is an American film and stage actor and director. He is famous for playing mobsters, including Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy and Tony Montana in Scarface, though he has also appeared several times on the other side of the law — as a police officer, a detective and a lawyer.   Jessica Collins Blonde, bewitching American actress Jessica Collins built a career for herself in diverse films of astonishingly variable quality — from the highs of Catch Me If You Can to the lows of Dirty Love. She also maintained a steady output from the mid- ’90s into the new millennium. Carmen Electra Tara Leigh Patrick (born April 20, 1972), professionally known as Carmen Electra, is an American glamour model, actress, television personality, singer, and dancer. She gained fame for her appearances in Playboy magazine, on the MTV game show Singled Out, on the TV series Baywatch, and dancing with the Pussycat Dolls, and many parody films including Scary Movie, Date Movie, Epic Movie and more. Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z’s album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson.   Dita Von Teese Dita Von Teese (born Heather Renée Sweet) is an American burlesque dancer, model, costume designer, author and actress.  Von Teese appeared on a number of fetish magazine covers, including Bizarre and Marquis.  Von Teese is best known for her burlesque routines and is frequently dubbed “the Queen of Burlesque” in the press. Dustin Hoffman American actor with a career in film, television, and theater since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters.  Hoffman has won two Academy Awards (for his performances in Kramer vs. Kramer and Rain Man), five Golden Globes, three BAFTAs, three Drama Desk Awards, a Genie Award, and an Emmy Award. Dustin Hoffman received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1999. Demi Moore After minor roles in film and a role in the soap opera General Hospital, Moore established her career in films such as St. Elmo’s Fire, and in the early 1990s, became one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood with her successes in Ghost, A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal, and Disclosure. Moore took her professional name from her first husband, musician Freddy Moore, and is the mother of 3 daughters from her second marriage to actor Bruce Willis.   Salma Hayek Mexican American film actress, director and producer. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role as Frida Kahlo in the film Frida.  In July 2007 a poll found Hayek to be the “sexiest celebrity” out of a field of 3,000 celebrities (male and female); according to the poll, “65 percent of the U.S. population would use the term ‘sexy’ to describe her”. Peter Falk Best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the television series Columbo, Pete Falk appeared in numerous films such as The Princess Bride, The Great Race and Next, and television guest roles and was nominated for an Academy Award twice (for 1960’s Murder, Inc. and 1961’s Pocketful of Miracles), and won the Emmy Award on five occasions (four for Columbo) and the Golden Globe award once. Bruce Willis Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955), better known as Bruce Willis, is an American actor, producer, and musician. His career began in television in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard series.   Fidel Castro Cuban revolutionary and politician, having held the position of Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and then President from 1976 to 2008. He also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from the party’s foundation in 1961 until 2011. Politically a Marxist-Leninist, under his administration the Republic of Cuba was converted into a one-party socialist state. Charlie Sheen Carlos Irwin Estevez, better known by his stage name Charlie Sheen, is an American film and television actor. He is the youngest son of actor Martin Sheen.  His character roles in films have included Chris Taylor in the 1986 Vietnam War drama Platoon, Jake Kesey in the 1986 film The Wraith, and Bud Fox in the 1987 film Wall Street. Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is a former American professional basketball player, active businessman, and majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. His biography on the National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.”   Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called “the Great American Novel.” Aubrey O’Day American singer, actress, fashion designer, television personality, and former member of the girl group Danity Kane.  O’Day has also modeled for magazines such as Blender and Playboy, and has performed on Broadway in Hairspray. Bar Refaeli Israeli model and occasional actress, most known for her modeling work and for her relationship with American actor Leonardo DiCaprio. She was the cover model of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.  Refaeli began her modeling career before the age of 8 months for a baby commercial.  By age 15, she was featured in campaigns for the fashion brands Castro and Pilpel.   Mel Gibson American Australian actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. Born in Peekskill, New York, Gibson moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia when he was 12 years old and later studied acting at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art.  Gibson gained very favorable notices from film critics when he first entered the cinematic scene, as well as comparisons to several classic movie stars. Mickey Rourke American actor, screenwriter and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in action, drama, and thriller films.  During the 1980s, Rourke starred in Diner, Rumble Fish, and the erotic drama 9½ Weeks, and received critical praise for his work in Barfly and Angel Heart. In 1991, Rourke, who had trained as a boxer in his early years, left acting and became a professional boxer for a period. Robert DeNiro American method actor, director and producer. His first major film roles were in Bang the Drum Slowly and Mean Streets, both in 1973. In 1974, he played the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, a role that won him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.   De Niro’s brand of method acting includes employing whatever extreme tactic he feels is necessary to elicit the best performance from those with whom he is working.   Sharon Stone Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model. She achieved international recognition for her role in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her performance in Casino. Nicolas Cage Nicolas Cage (born Nicolas Kim Coppola on January 7, 1964) is an American actor, producer and director, having appeared in over 60 films including Raising Arizona (1987), The Rock (1996), Face/Off (1997), Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), Adaptation (2002), National Treasure (2004), Ghost Rider (2007), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), and Kick-Ass (2010). Pierce Brosnan Pierce Brendan Brosnan, OBE (born 16 May 1953) is an Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist who holds Irish and American citizenship. After leaving school at 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration, but trained at the Drama Centre in London for three years. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele (1982–87).   Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey, CBE, (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and crooner. He grew up in California, and began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, before being cast in supporting roles in film and television.  Sylvester Stallone Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, commonly known as Sylvester Stallone, and nicknamed Sly Stallone, is an American actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, film director and occasional painter. Stallone is known for his machismo and Hollywood action roles. Two of the notable characters he has portrayed include boxer Rocky Balboa and soldier John Rambo. Robert John Downey, Jr Robert John Downey, Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor. Downey made his screen debut in 1970 at the age of five when he appeared in his father’s film Pound, and has worked consistently in film and television ever since.   Tony Soprano / James Gandolfini Anthony John “Tony” Soprano, Sr. is an Italian-American fictional character and the protagonist on the HBO television drama series The Sopranos, on which he is portrayed by James Gandolfini.  For this role, Gandolfini garnered enormous praise, winning both the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series three times. Will Smith Also known by his stage name The Fresh Prince, is an American actor, producer, and rapper. He has enjoyed success in television, film and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him the most powerful actor in Hollywood. Smith has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won multiple Grammy Awards. William Shatner William Alan Shatner is a Canadian actor, musician, recording artist, and author. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek.  Shatner also played the eponymous veteran police sergeant in T. J. Hooker, hosted the reality-based television series- Rescue 911, and has since worked as a musician, author, producer, director and celebrity pitchman   Joe Pesci Joseph Frank “Joe” Pesci is an American actor, comedian, and musician. He is known for playing a variety of different roles, from violent mobsters to comedic leads to quirky sidekicks. Pesci has starred in a number of high profile films including Goodfellas, Casino, Raging Bull, Once Upon a Time in America, My Cousin Vinny, JFK, Home Alone, and the Lethal Weapon series. He took a six year hiatus from acting between 1999 and 2005 before returning for a cameo in The Good Shepherd in 2006. John Travolta Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Travolta’s acting career declined in the early 1980s and continued to deteriorate for the rest of the decade. His career enjoyed a resurgence in the 1990s with his role in Pulp Fiction, and he has since continued starring in Hollywood films, including Face/Off, Ladder 49, and Wild Hogs.

Cold Weather Cigar Smoking Tips

One of the most important tips I can give a cigar smoker who has to smoke where it’s cold is- When smoking where the temperature is less than 50 degrees, keep the cigar warm until you’re ready to cut and light the cigar. If you’re standing around before you’re ready to light up, keep the cigar in an inside pocket, or hold it in your hand. If you allow the cigar to get down to the temperature of the outside air, the disparity in the temperatures may cause the cigar to crack and bloom like an orchid. It’s also far better to cut the cigar indoors where it’s warm to reduce the chance of shattering the cap.

If you’re using a butane lighter to light up, especially if it’s a torch-type, keep the lighter warm (in an inside or pants pocket, or held in the hand). The problem is that, for a butane torch to ignite, the gas must be warm enough to convert from a liquid to a gaseous form when the valve is open. Keeping the lighter as close as possible to body temperature will help assure that your torch will work.

To take the idea a step further, consider the possibility of using a liquid-fuel (Zippo-type) lighter. Of course, the big knock on these lighters is the taste and smell of the fuel. This used to be an undeniable fact, because the fuel was made of naphthalene (also used as a spot remover for clothing) which has a noticeable chemical odor. But in the past few years, this is no longer a big issue, as Zippo has developed a new fuel based on an extract of paraffin, and is virtually odorless and tasteless. I still detect a bit of an odor and an almost imperceptible flavor from it, but it doesn’t last much beyond the first puff or two. They will light easily when it’s cooler, and they’re as close to windproof as a lighter can get.

Also, if you have a garage man-cave that’s heated with a kerosene heater or something similar, don’t store the cigars in the area. The lingering odor of the fuel or from any other source (stored paint, etc.) can easily contaminate the tobacco.

Habano BarCafe Sells Electronic Cigarettes

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Cloud 9 electronic cigarettes are perhaps one of the most economical e-cig brands in the market today. The smokeless cigarette brand offers the three piece and two piece design in their electronic cigarettes. They offer a variety of US made and imported electronic cigarette cartridges from other countries. They have their own unique e-liquid called the Elixir, which can be purchased to refill empty cartridges. This is a great offer for those who love to make big savings as this allows you to control your smoking. The e-liquid is sold in 30ml bottles. The smokeless cigarette brand also sells empty cartridges to their customers.

The e-cig brand recently came up with the new two piece design e-cigarette, the CL9_502 which replaces the three piece design e-cig CL9_501. The company instead of entirely doing away with the three piece design electronic cigarette, they are now producing cartomizers for the e-cigarette. This is because most customers love the ease of use that cartomizers offer. The also produce a special cartridge in the extended American smoke juice e-cig that is slightly longer that the standard size. This cartridge is special as it lasts twice as long and produces twice the amount of vapor that a standard cartridge does.

Cloud 9 electronic cigarette offers a low cost starter kit for their customers which is also a great option for smokers who want to try out electronic cigarettes for the first time without the cost of buying multiple batteries. There are six different flavors to choose from for the American made cartridges or the imported. The imported cartridges are very cheap making them affordable for anyone. The flavors include menthol, chocolate, cherry, tobacco, vanilla and strawberry. The four nicotine levels are 24mg, 18mg, 11mg and 0mg depending on your smoking level.

Cloud 9 electronic cigarettes provide 30 day money back guarantee which in case a customer is not satisfied with their products, a ‘return for refund’ is done within the first 30 days. Their electronic cigarette comes with a full six month warranty and a 90 day warranty on their atomizers. The cartomizers from the brand are an equivalent of one pack of traditional cigarettes. Their rechargeable lithium batteries last for about 100 puffs before another recharge is required. The brand delivers value in their products combined with affordability as a sure alternative to traditional cigarette smoking.

Habano BarCafe Wine Shelf Favorite: Bodega del fin del Mundo Special Blend

Bodega del fin del Mundo Special Blend 75cl


Deep red colour.

Deep aromas of red fruits, with notes of coconut, chocolate and tobacco.

In the mouth it’s fruity, silky, balanced, voluptuous, with soft tannins.

A complex and elegant wine, with an extraordinary after taste.

Comes in a seriously heavy bottle with a metal label…the presentation really matches the quality of this stunning wine.

Ageing in Oak Barrels: 15 months (100% in French Oak Barrels).

Ideally, serve at 18º C.

Can be enjoyed now with some aeration/decanting or has an aging potential of 10 years or more.

How to Make the Best Hookah for a Pleasurable Smoke

Smoking tobacco from a hookah is a major step up from smoking dry cigarettes. You can purchase many different flavors of shisha to make smoking as pleasant as possible. If you don’t have a place nearby to buy a hookah, then visit Habano BarCafe at 1800 South
Young CIrcle in Hollywood, Florida.

Part 1 of 3: Assemble a Hookah

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    Fill the vase with ice cubes and water. Put just enough water into the base so that the stem is submerged about 1-1/2″ (38 mm) into the bowl.

    • You need to leave just enough room in the vase so that your smoke doesn’t bubble up into the hose.
    • Avoid putting milk or dairy into your base. Adding dairy will ensure an unpleasant smell, mold, foaming in the vase and ruined hoses.
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    Add your grommet. The grommet is a seal that joins the stem to the vase. Most hookahs come with a rubber or plastic seal. Silicone is the best material for a seal, but you an also simply seal the vase to the stem with electrical tape.

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    Put the tray that holds the coals onto the hookah. You need to put it on before you put the bowl on because the bowl may not fit over the tray.

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    Insert the short end of the hose into the hose port. If your hookah has 2 ports, then you can purchase a rubber seal to close off the other port.

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    Prepare your shisha. Follow all of these steps for the best smoking experience:

    • Evenly mix your tobacco so that all of it is covered in flavoring and molasses.
    • Fluff up your tobacco and drop it loosely into the bowl. Leave 2 millimeters of distance between the top of the tobacco and the bowl so that the shisha doesn’t touch the foil when you put it on. Burned shisha will add a nasty flavor to your smoke.
    • Buy a good quality shisha. The quality of your shisha will determine the flavor of your smoke. You can also mix and match flavors for a great-tasting smoke. Buy 50-gram portions of shisha so that you can try it out without spending a lot of money.
    • You can cut up your tobacco leaves with kitchen shears to more easily pack them into the bowl. However, don’t cut them too small or they’ll fall through the holes and clog your bowl.
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    Put heavy duty only foil over the top of the bowl. Your foil piece should be 2″ (5 cm) larger on all sides so that you can form a tight seal around the bowl.

    • Keep the foil tight so that wrinkles don’t distort the heat distribution. If you only have thin foil on hand, then double it up.
    • When you’re finished, your foil-covered bowl should resemble the head of a drum.
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    Poke about 15 to 20 holes into the foil with a toothpick, a pin or a sharp-tipped pen. Take care not to shred your foil. You can try a couple of different patterns based on the kind of bowl that you have:

    • Egyptian bowl: Start with a circle of holes around the perimeter and spiral inward.
    • Funnel-style bowl: Make 3 concentric rings: 1 around the edge, 1 around the spire and 1 between the 2 circles that you’ve already made.
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    Light the coals. Hold the coals with a pair of tongs and light 1 corner with a match or lighter. Because sparks will be produced, you should either go outside or stand near a window.

    • Always use the tongs that come with most hookahs to light or move your coals. Avoid using kitchen tongs, which may have been coated in a polymer to provide a non-stick coating for food prep and easy cleaning.
    • When the coal starts to sparkle and emit smoke, pull the flame away. The coal should continue sparking until all of it turns bright orange.
    • If the coal still has some blackened patches that aren’t burning, then blow on the coal to encourage it to heat up.
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    Set the coal down on the foil using your tongs. The sides that were covered by your tongs should be unlit. Blow on these parts to cause them to burn orange. Let the coal sit on the foil until each one has a coating of ash over it.

    • Never light the coal directly on top of the foil. The particles released from the coal will get into the bowl and change the flavor of your tobacco.
    • If you’re in a place with no stove, lighter or matches, then you can use instant-light coal.
    • Natural coals burn much longer than quick lights but require something much hotter than a lighter to ignite them. Most people use either a single coil stove burner or a butane torch to light their naturals.
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    Blow through the hose to clean out any dust or particles that may have settled. Avoid washing the hose unless you know that it is washable.

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    Smoke your hookah. Allow the bowl to heat up naturally. Don’t take hard pulls to accelerate the heating process because you’ll just end up burning the tobacco. Take your time while you smoke. A good hookah can last between 45 minutes and 1 hour.

Part 2 of 3: Make a Fruit Bowl for a Hookah

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    Find a circular fruit. Apples, mangoes or oranges make good choices, but you can use any large round fruit that you have on hand.

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    Cut off the top of the fruit. Leave about 3/4 of the fruit intact. Dig out the flesh, leaving a 1/2″ (13 mm) of flesh attached to the sides.

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    Poke a hole in the bottom. You can use a corkscrew, potato peeler or another sharp object. The hole should be the size of your index finger.

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    Sprinkle the shisha into the bowl. Leave about 2 millimeters of empty space at the top.

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    Cover the fruit with foil. Poke small holes throughout the foil that are evenly spaced.

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    Put the fruit bowl onto the stem. Light the coals and smoke the hookah. Because of the coolness of the fruit, you may have to use a few more coals than usual to get your smoke going.[1]

Part 3 of 3: Craft a Hookah Out of Supplies in Your Home

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    Cut the top 1/4 off of the apple. Dig out the flesh, leaving a 1/2″ (13 mm) thick layer on all sides.

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    Poke a hole into the bottom of the apple. Use a potato peeler, a corkscrew or a paring knife.

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    Cut a piece of garden hose to the desired length. Screw the apple onto the top of the hose, and seal the connection with some plasticine.

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    Burn a hole into the side of a plastic bowl near the bottom. You can use a burning cigarette or other concentrated heat source to make the hole.

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    Insert a straw into the hole. The connection should be tight. If you see a gap between the plastic and the straw, then seal the gap with more plasticine.

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    Fill the fruit bowl with tobacco. Cover it with foil, poke holes in the foil, light your coals and place the coals on the foil. Enjoy your homemade hookah.