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Reunión Aperitivo

Aperitivo is Spanish for Apéritif. Typically it refers to either “a cocktail or other alcoholic beverage that is... read more

Reunión Digestivo

Like its cousin Aperitivo, the Reunión Digestivo’s genesis was inspired by the culinary arts. Spanish for digestif,... read more

Bodega Life

In this section we explore the things that define Bodega Life. We bring you some of the best and brightest minds, sharing... read more

Why Use Spanish Cedar?

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014

Why Use Spanish Cedar?

It’s always great diving into your humidor when you want to reach in for a flavorful and relaxing cigar. Something about opening the lid and getting that big whiff of cigars and cedar almost instantaneously soothes you for the inevitable cigar that is to come.

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Common Mistakes Encountered With Your Cigar Lighter

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014

Common Mistakes Encountered With Your Cigar Lighter

The flame used to light a cigar can affect the flavor and aroma. Many purists advocate only using matches, thinking that lighters will invariably lead to an inferior burn. However, it is possible to enjoy excellent cigar flavor and aroma with a lighter. To enjoy the best flavor, you must avoid common purchasing and maintenance pitfalls.

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How to Fix a Cigar That Has an Uneven Burn

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014

How to Fix a Cigar That Has an Uneven Burn

Every once in a while, as all cigar aficionados around the globe will tell you, a cigar will have a lopsided burn. When your cigar burns in this way, it is not just a nuisance, but it can also completely destroy the beauty and pleasure of the entire cigar.

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How to Stop Smelling Like a Cigar

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014

How to Stop Smelling Like a Cigar

One of the greatest challenges about being a cigar smoker and having a significant other is to try and get smelling less like an ashtray and more like a human being after enjoying a cigar. I’ve spent years perfecting my methods for once again becoming huggable to my wife, and I thought I would share them with you.

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Recognizing Body, Flavor and Strength

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014

Recognizing Body, Flavor and Strength

Body, flavor and strength represent three different sensory inputs that I reference when smoking a cigar. As a cigar reviewer, I attempt to describe a cigar’s characteristics and I use these three terms separately to refer to different aspects of the experience of smoking a premium cigar

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Cigar Aging: Is It Worth the Effort?

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014

Cigar Aging:  Is It Worth the Effort?

For a cigar to be good, its tobaccos must be well fermented. This takes time, and is done in stages. The best cigar makers carefully monitor each stage and know when the tobacco is at its peak of flavor

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How to Use Humidity Beads

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014

How to Use Humidity Beads

One advantage to beads is that they are a two-way humidifying system i.e., they will both produce humidity (if your humidor is too dry) and they will absorb humidity (if your humidor is too moist).

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