The Science Behind Tobacco Wednesday, Sep 7 2005 

For those BOTL (and SOTL) who are interested. This is a neat site that explains a bit about our weed of choice 🙂

http://www.lsc.org/tobacco/farming/growing/curing.html

UPDATE 9/8/05: The site at the above url seems to be broken. The links on the page to get more information do not work, most notable the links about curing Wrappers, Fillers, and Binders, which would be of most interest to us cigar smokers. I’ll have to see if I can find a better site to link to for this topic.

Cigar Wisdom Wednesday, Sep 7 2005 

This quote from one of Mark Twain’s writings sums up my philosophy on cigars.

” As concerns tobacco, there are many superstitions. And the
chiefest is this–that there is a STANDARD governing the matter,
whereas there is nothing of the kind. Each man’s own preference
is the only standard for him, the only one which he can accept,
the only one which can command him. A congress of all the
tobacco-lovers in the world could not elect a standard which
would be binding upon you or me, or would even much influence us.” -Mark Twain

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