Is there a guide to English Blends that anyone has found helpful? Or maybe you can answer my questions: 1) I'm looking to move into the English blends because, though I'm still quite the beginner (I've only smoked 2 oz. each of Velvet, Half & Half, Granger, Walnut, Sugar Barrel, and Carter Hall - in that order, if it matters), I'm looking to try some tobaccos that much stronger. However, unless someone specifically recommends a blend as an English blend, I don't know what I'm looking for. I was surveying what I take to be some of the most recommended English blends from Dunhill and I find that they are composed of tobaccos of varying sorts that include: (Cavendish, Latakia, Oriental, Virginia, Perique and Turkish). Some have only one or two of those tobaccos, some have a completely different set of another one or two tobaccos, some have combinations of three or four of those tobaccos...and I'm left scratching my head about what an English blend is. In other words, I hear or read people talking about Virginias, Latakias, Orientals and so on, yet these English blends have combinations of those tobaccos. I understand that we're talking about a blend, but what makes the blend particularly English? Are there examples of other blends that are not English and what makes the distinction? 2) Is is true, as a general rule, English blends are the strongest blends of the different varieties? 3) If English blends are not the strongest blends, which blends are stronger? 4) What are some good English blends that I should start out with? 5) What are some good English blends that I should progress to, if those aren't the same as those I should start out with? (I'm prompted to ask this question because I've watch a couple of YouTube reviews that suggest a person should never start out with Dunhill Nightcap as their first English, yet this English is very highly recommend). 6) Are there any guides to pairing tobaccos with drink? My beverages with tobacco are almost always one of the following: cafe au lait, black coffee, PBR (occasionally other cheap/swill beer varieties), Guinness Extra Stout or straight bourbon. I'd love to get some ideas, other than trial and error, to sort out how to mix and match for the best results. Thanks and cheers!