The Cigar Sense Parlor Valerie


With Valerie Bradshaw, we will understand wine styles, spirits types and those things that can help us design our own pairings.

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The Cigar Sense Parlor of 14 August 2020 – 11am PT 8pm CET


Wine styles, spirits types and those things that can help you design your pairings



Valerie Bradshaw is a visionary Cigar leader with a pragmatic approach.
She is a highly motivated, results orientated executive with 4 decades of business experience including Scandinavian Tobacco Group, Daniel Marshall Cigars & Humidors and Smooth Draws Cigar Radio.

Val has a long history with mainstream media – Television, Radio & Newspaper – and was added to the Smooth Draws Show team in July of 2015.
By producing the Smooth Draws weekly #CigarHerf on Twitter, she & the hosts – Gary Laden & Nic Syris, reached thousands of enthusiasts with Cigar education, Cigar celebrities & smokin’ Cigar Lifestyle imagery until the end of its run in 2018.

Val has also hosted sensory appreciation workshops for Daniel Marshall Cigars & Humidors in Las Vegas & New Orleans, as well as in her home city of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Val’s primary motivation in the Cigar world is sensory perception – identifying the aromas & flavors that make up part of the appeal of Cigars to the smoker.

She is a member of the Society of Sensory Professionals, a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of sensory science. It was during the 2016 conference of that organization that Val identified as a “Super-Taster” and it is an area of interest that has generated a great deal of discussion & curiosity.

Val has received certificates from olfactory programs, including those held by the respected Alexandre Schmitt, which are devoted to olfactory education.
As a result, she is a leader in communicating the aromatic universe with objective vocabulary & descriptors.

There is a strong relationship between Cigars and Wine & Whisky appreciation.
Val is a WSET Advanced Certificate graduate with Merit in Wines & Spirits and is a member of the Society of Wine Educators, the Guild of Sommeliers and the Wine Scholar Guild.

She has traveled extensively throughout France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Madeira & North America attending various wine, whisky & Cigars events including IPCPR & Big Smoke Vegas.

Val is a proud Cigar Rights of America Life-Time Member, Ambassador & Advocate.

She is also a Cigar Sense analyst.

You can visit her website HERE.

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