Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Here's How to Light ‘em Up!


The first thing you probably were taught about how best to enjoy premium cigars was that you must always use a butane lighter.  While this is pretty solid advice, it is marginally distorted.  The real mantra that you were supposed to have been taught was, “I pledge that I will never use a lighter with oil-based fuel”.  This means you won’t light your cigar with a fluid filled lighter like a Bic or a refillable Zippo.   News flash- I will use any of the above if the situation mandates it.  I’ll also drink really nice wine out of horrible stemware.  I hate to do it, but, if I’m in a pinch, I’ll compromise the method a little in order to enjoy the important reward.

You may now go retrieve all of those wooden matches you just heaped into the garbage.   They’re totally ok as well so long as you let the match burn for a second or two, so the sulfur burns off, then you may puff.