J·R UNIVERSITY

J·R CIGAR QUICK TIP VIDEOS

Join J·R's resident cigar expert Steve Nathan as he offers some helpful tips in these short, but informative videos.

J·R CIGAR SCHOOL

Do you want to learn about cigars? Did you always wish you could take a class on it? Well, we have a Cigar School just for you. Each lesson is packed with enough knowledge, that by the end you'll be a cigar expert!

J·R TOP TEN BRANDS

Browse our featured brand pages which highlight our top ten selling brands. With detailed descriptions, staff comments, videos, and pictures you'll have all the information you need to make the choice that's right for you.

J·R TOP TEN CIGAR TIPS

Tired of cigars burning up one side only? Confused about Relative Humidity (RH)? Well, we've got a list of hints that are so simple, yet so helpful, you'll be surprised you hadn't thought of them yourself!

CIGAR STORAGE

Cigars are hygroscopic in nature. In lay terms, this means that they will, over time, dry out in a dry climate or absorb moisture in a humid one. And they will continue to do so until their own moisture content matches that of the ambient climate around them.

CIGAR CUTTING 101

Almost always, the best way to cut a cigar is quickly and decisively - but before we get into how, let's talk about "where" ...

J·R ALTERNATIVE HISTORY

In 1971, my wife and I operated a tiny cigar store on the corner of 5th Avenue and 45th Street in Manhattan. When you're operating a store that's a grand total of 14 feet wide and 21 feet long, there's not a hell of a lot of room to display many cigars, so I had a fixture-maker create two large, vertical showcases so that LaVonda and I could display a tremendous variety of cigars in a very small amount of space ...

CIGAR AGING

I wholeheartedly subscribe to the theory that aging has a critical impact on a cigar's body and flavor. Initial aging after their rolling is essential to allow the cigar to dry and stabilize. Not only will this greatly improve the flavor, but also greatly improve the burn and draw ...

MADURO 101

Of course, you already know "maduro" means that a cigar's wrapper is a dark color. But is that as far as it goes? If you want to know exactly what it takes to harvest a maduro wrapper, how many varieties of maduro wrappers there are, and even some trade "secrets," check out this article full of never-before-published info, authored by Steve Saka.

NARROW RING GAUGES

Are you under the delusion that small-ringed cigars are for wimps? Or do you simply subscribe to the idea that bigger is better? Well, in this article Steve Saka debunks these theories by revealing the downside to large-ringed cigars, and suggests several smaller-gauged smokes to try out. Learn why it is not always the best deal to "super-size" ...

J·R DESKTOP WALLPAPER

Tired of looking at that boring desktop on your computer? Want to show everyone at the office or at home that you love cigars? Download one of our slick desktop wallpapers and decorate your computer with images of your favorite cigar brand!




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