How to Choose a Cigar According to the Season

December 10, 2011 0 Comment Cigaranado

cigarFour times a calendar year, a new season is introduced to us. Many cigar aficionados find their desire for the taste of their cigars changing as the weather does, and the stock of their humidors subsequently changes. When I first started smoking cigars, I thought I was the only one who did this; however, as it turns out, I wasn’t alone. Of course, ultimately, the cigars that you choose to smoke during a particular season are going to be dependent upon your personal preferences, but I have a few suggestions of my own that can guide you in the right direction when it comes to choosing a cigar.

Winter is one of the most physically demanding seasons on the human body. Due to the holiday season and other factors, we tend to eat much heavier foods, spend more time sleeping, and are generally more lethargic. Because of these reasons, our senses tend to be somewhat numb, and most cigar smokers seek out more robust, hearty cigars to tantalize our numbed senses. Ideally, you should look for a short, yet powerful, cigar. Here are a few options for your consideration: Cuaba Divinos, Saint Luis Rey Regios, and Partagas Shorts.

When spring comes around, our senses tend to reawaken. I tend to prefer cigars that are fresh, sometimes containing hints of fruit. Just a few of the lighter, more frisky cigars that I prefer include the Gloria Cubana Medaille d Or No. 1, the Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme, and the San Cristobal El Morro. A lighter cigar should be chosen to complement the lighter meals that we eat in springtime. The summer season is all about fun and recreation. In most instances, you will be smoking your cigar during the daylight, so it is important for you to choose a cigar that is light in flavor and tasty. Long cigars, such as Churchills and Double Coronas, can be enjoyed in the mid-afternoon hours. The cigars you choose for the summer season should be dedicated to allowing you to take a repose and to savor the moment. A few of my personal favorites include Cohiba Siglo V, Fonseca No. 1, and Gloria Cubana Tainos.

Finally, the sights, tastes, and flavors of autumn call for cigars that possess rich aromas and substantial power. Your palate should be able to enjoy a cigar that is aromatic and that contains deep and complex flavors. Autumn is the ideal season in which to pair cigars and wine, so look for cigars with the Bolivar, Partagas, and Ramon Allones brand names. For this season, I personally love Bolivar Royal Coronas, Romeo y Julietas Churchills, and San Cristobal La Fuerza. Of course, the aforementioned cigars are simply suggestions. There are a wide variety of cigars that you can enjoy, according to your personal tastes.

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