New cigar smokers are now only a click away from learning everything they need to know about the experience of smoking premium handmade cigars thanks to the “Beginner’s Guide to Cigar Smoking,” a new section to their website developed by Famous Smoke Shop, the nation’s #1 discount retailer of premium cigars online. As they did with their Pairing Guides for Beer and Whiskey, Famous created the educational section to help those new to cigars acquire the essential knowledge for understanding what goes into creating premium cigars, as well as helping them get more enjoyment from them.
“Cigar smoking starts as a hobby for some smokers, but often turns into a passion,” said Famous Smoke Shop’s Cory Grover, who helped oversee the project. “Once that happens, they want to learn as much as possible.”
And there is plenty to learn. From how cigar tobacco is grown, to the handmade production methods, to smoking the finished cigar, the Beginner’s Guide to Cigar Smoking covers the bases in great detail. Through the use of text, infographics, photos and how-to videos, cigar smokers will get an in-depth look at cutting and lighting cigars, cigar terminology, shapes and sizes, choosing the right cigar, and much more in this valuable resource that will benefit all cigar enthusiasts.
Because keeping cigars fresh is so essential to smoking premium cigars, there is a section on cigar storage where readers will learn about the different types of cigar humidors, temperature & humidity, plus the various humidification devices, and which of them are best for their particular storage unit.
The Guide also points out the key differences between traditionally-blended cigars and cigars that are flavored or infused, as well as the proper method for storing flavored cigars.
There’s even a fun, interactive cigar smoking quiz that will help cigar smokers discover what type of cigar smoker they are.
The Beginner’s Guide to Cigar Smoking also takes the cigar smoking experience to the next level with a section on how to pair cigars with a variety of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Until now, few, if any, online resources have covered such a wide range of topics dedicated to introducing new cigars smokers to the enjoyment of premium hand-rolled cigars and the unique social culture that goes with it. Even seasoned cigar smokers will find things in the Guide to further their appreciation and enlightenment of the leaf.
“We wanted the Guide to be like having a virtual tobacconist on-demand,” said Famous Content Marketing Manager, John Pullo. “We wanted to make it as easy as possible for cigar smokers to find the answers to their questions. Whether it’s learning the difference between a Torpedo and a Pyramid, how to get rid of cigar smoke odor, to whether or not to remove the band from your cigar before you light it, it’s all in there.”