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    I got a newsletter ....ok mail shot.....from Cigar Sense extolling the virtues of parings with cigars. This one was pairing a drop of a genuine balsamic vinegar whilst smoking a cigar. I had a really nice balsamic my brother-in-law brought over from Italy, and gave it a go tonight with a Vegueros......Wow! Quite an amazing sensation, which really enhances the flavours/aroma from a good Cuban.....mouthwatering!

    has anyone else tried balsamic or an unusual pairing with a cigar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitola View Post
    I got a newsletter ....ok mail shot.....from Cigar Sense extolling the virtues of parings with cigars. This one was pairing a drop of a genuine balsamic vinegar whilst smoking a cigar. I had a really nice balsamic my brother-in-law brought over from Italy, and gave it a go tonight with a Vegueros......Wow! Quite an amazing sensation, which really enhances the flavours/aroma from a good Cuban.....mouthwatering!

    has anyone else tried balsamic or an unusual pairing with a cigar?
    I got the same newsletter and tho gut it was an interesting idea. Good to see you tried it with good results! May have to give it a whirl!


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    Let us know if you do, and your thoughts...

    I must admit, I was a tad skeptical to start with. Bu follow the instructions and use a genuine DoP of balsamic keeping the balsamic on your tongue (do not swallow) as you take a puff on the cigar - the mix of smoke with the balsamic, it really brings out the flavour intensity of the smoke and the retrohale is quite something in terms of taste and aroma.

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    I read the title as Cider and Balsamic Vinegar.....
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    I think I may finally have this CAD under control...

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    I can see how this would work, olives are one of my favourite pairings too

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    I think I'll still to whisky, cognac, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdee View Post
    I think I'll still to whisky, cognac, etc.
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    Interesting, any indication as to why this works?
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    I have no clear idea how it works, but it must be as the article explains something to do with organoleptic properties of both the balsamic and the cigar causing them to be intensified/complimenting each other
    https://www.cigarsense.com/cigars-and-balsamic-vinegar/
    The taste and flavour of the cigar in the mouth becomes much more intense, when you take a puff and I find the retrohale is just sublime really delightful aroma and taste. I've only tried this with a couple of Cubans so far - Vegueros and Trinidad. Have not tried it with NC cigars or with the recommended Toscano Originale cigars as cited on the website

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    Vinegar like many other acidic solutions, compounds and foods affects flavour quite profoundly by giving off positive Hydrogen Ions H+

    It works in a similar way to Salt, which affects flavour by giving off positive Sodium Ions Na+

    Probably why Salt and Vinegar work so well together for Fish & Chips and in Pickling.
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