Author Archives: Brian Olmsted

How to Select a New Humidor

When you buy a humidor, you are not only buying a device to help keep your cigars fresh, you are also buying an important piece of furniture. A humidor keeps cigars fresh by storing them at 65-to-70 percent humidity. Cigars, … Continue reading

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Restoring Over-humidified or Dried-out Cigars

If You Have Over-humidified Cigars… When your humidor becomes too humid (75 percent humidity or above), that intense humidity will release a tobacco beetle that can quickly bore holes through cigars, which can occur when the humidor maintains a temperature … Continue reading

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HOW TO SELECT A NEW PIPE

Selecting a pipe is a very personal thing, almost as personal as buying a car. The shape, size, color, and finish say something about you, your tastes, interests, and even your moods. Hold It! When shopping for a pipe, take … Continue reading

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Welcome Humo Jaguar, 100-percent Honduran Cigar

The award-winning Humo Jaguar, a 100-percent Honduran cigar, is the newest addition to Rockford Tinderbox/Vino100’s selection of fine cigars. The Humo Jaguar, handmade by Nestor Plasencia, won first place this year at the annual Humo Jaguar Festival, held in Copan, … Continue reading

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Subtlety Makes Tinder Box Reserve 1928 Pipe Tobacco Stand Out

The subtlety of Tinder Box’s Reserve 1928 tinned pipe tobacco makes it really stand out. It has three great things going for it, a natural sweetness, a fantastic aroma, and no aftertaste. It is the first tinned tobacco that Tinder … Continue reading

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Rockford Tinder Box/Vino 100 Owner Designs Signature Ascorti Pipe

It isn’t very often that a tobacconist is asked to design a signature briar pipe, but that is exactly what happened to Dennis Lambert, owner of Rockford’s Tinder Box/Vino 100. Dennis is a longtime friend of Roberto Ascorti, son of … Continue reading

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Tinder Box Cherry Almond Pipe Tobacco – Get Set to Enjoy

Cherry Almond Tobacco Cherry Almond is one of four cherry-flavored aromatic pipe tobaccos at the Tinder Box. While all four cherry-flavored tobaccos are great and have their own distinct qualities, Cherry Almond’s aroma has been described by curious noses as … Continue reading

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La Aurora C-1 a Good Smoke, Great Value

La Aurora C-1 – A Fine Smoke, Great Value One of the best-kept secrets at the Tinder Box is the C-1 cigar from La Aurora. This Dominican 6 X 60, which is priced at $6, is a very good cigar … Continue reading

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