Cigar Knowledge

This is a collection of cigar knowledge references that will help you in your career as a cigar smoker: articles, webinars on demand and quizzes.

WARNING : This is not your average “cigar 101”. We assume you already know how to cut and light a cigar. Our aim is to help you refine your ability to fully appreciate the sensory experience of every cigar you smoke.




Of Cigar Tasting – The Olfactory and Gustatory Senses
Of Cigar Tasting – The Aromas
Of Cigar Tasting – The Tastes
Of Cigar Tasting – Developing the Nose
Of Cigar Tasting – The Raw Cigar
Of Cigar Tasting – The Lit Cigar
Of Cigar Tasting – The Mechanics
Of Cigar Tasting – The Nicotine Strength
Of Cigar Tasting – The Organoleptic Characteristics : Quality and Balance
Of Cigar Tasting – The Organoleptic Characteristics : Complexity
Of Cigar Tasting – The Evolution of a Cigar
Of Cigar Tasting – What Does “Body” Mean?

Of Cigar Flavors…
The Cigar Sense Aromas Wheel
Of Cigar Aging…
Vieillir un Cigare (version francaise)
I Like That Wrapper


Of Pairing Cigars and Beverages
Cigars and Champagne
Cigars and Sake
Cigars and Music, an Enriching Esperience (I)
Cigars and Music, an Enriching Experience (II)
Cigars and Perfumes
Cigars and Perfumes II, Create Your Own Pairings
Cigars and Balsamic Vinegar


Cigar Myths Explained
The Cigar Sommelier
The Cigar Smoker Career
Of Cigar Map and Territory…
Talking Cigars
Of Cigar Connoisseurs… Nicola Pileggi
X° Aniversario Encuentro Amigos De Partagas En Italia – 24-27 JUNE 2015
EL HABANO, Lengua, Historia, Sociedad de un Producto Transcultural
Of Hombres Habanos : Manuel Tuero Paz and Valerio Cornale
The Premium Cigar Consumer Power
Manufacturer Information For The Aging Of Our Cigars
The Best Cigar To Give To Someone As A Gift
Reviewers Roles And Responsibilities
The Habanos World Challenge Contest
Of Cigar Testing


The Cigar Sense Manifesto
Our Top Cigars List?
Case Study Shows How Cigar Sense Helps Retailers Delight Customers
The Advanced Cigar Sense Database Search
The Quick Rate Feature
Cigar Sense | What Is It? What’s New And Why You Need To Try It
Cigar Sense Members’ Choice Awards 2018
Personalized Cigar Recommendations – Accuracy
Personalized Cigar Recommendations – Discovery
Personalized Cigar Recommendations – Transparency
Personalized Cigar Recommendations – User Control


Quiz No. 1
Quiz No. 2
Quiz No. 3
Quiz No. 4 – The Senses
Quiz No. 5 – The “Raw” Cigar
Quiz No. 6 – Myths, Biases, …?




image credit : Matteo Speranza