The Complete Guide to Cigars' offers an exploration of the history of cigars, from the very first plantations to the modern-day cult of the cigar. It also has an extensive directory, listing the established brands from the major cigar-producing countries around the world. 'The Complete Guide to Cigars' shows how the history of the cigar is inextricably bound into the history of the settlement of the New World and this valuable commodity caused decades of conflict between nations. It also illuminates the intricate and highly skilled process of making a cigar from sowing tobacco to packing cigars for export. There is also advice on choosing the ideal cigar, how to store cigars, and how to get the most enjoyment possible from the cigars.