Cigar Sense Virtual Seminars


We are thrilled to offer a fresh series of complimentary sensory learning experiences!

Our Consumer Tasting Groups offer both novice and seasoned cigar enthusiasts a chance to gauge their perceptions against those of fellow consumers. This unique opportunity not only enhances your awareness of differing opinions but also fosters a deeper understanding of the magic world of cigar appreciation.


Here is an extract from one of our past seminars aiming to explain what it means to substantiate the sensory characteristics of a cigar:

We began the Cigar Sense Virtual Seminars in April, 2020, with a series of live events involving the best in the field, all focused on the common thread of consumer learning to maximize the cigar experience. Thanks to all our guest speakers and to the members who gave us great feedback on these seminars. The seminars are still available for review by Cigar Sense Premium members, so if you haven’t joined yet sign up now!

Cigar Lover's Virtual Seminars


Claudio Sgroi : Where do the aromas in a lit cigar come from?

Learn about the origin of aromas, tastes and tactile perceptions in a lit cigar


Jacob Grier : The politics of the anti-smoking movement

Learn about anti-tobacco movements’ weaknesses and contrast them with facts 
Bonus : Receive a free excerpt (introduction) of Jacob’s book!


Constantin Heitkamp : Sensory science for the cigar industry

Learn what sensory science is and why it’s important for you


Amaury Borges Miranda :
Science or empirical knowledge for blending?

Learn about blending and the application of science compared to empirical knowledge.


Yamir Pellegrino and Miguel Macias : On gourmet pairings

Learn what is good and less good to pair with a cigar and why


Maya Selva : On the cigar heritage

Learn about the heritage that makes premium cigars unique


Michael Cappellini : The fire-cured tobacco tradition

Learn about the traditions that make the unique taste of Toscano cigars
Bonus : Download a free overview of the history and culture of sigari Toscani


Glynn Loope : Current regulatory myths and truths

Learn about what claims are true or false in the current regulatory system


Indiana Ortez : On blending

Learn how a master blender chooses the best leaves for a cigar
BONUS : Receive a narrative description of Indiana’s thought process behind blending


Amaury Borges Miranda : Sensory analysis and Cuban cigars

Learn about how Cuban cigars are taste-tested


Franca Comparetto : On comparative tasting

Learn about different cigar flavor profiles by comparing two cigars
BONUS : Receive a downloadable cigar tasting sheet form


You may also like to watch us on YouTube or to listen to Cigar Sense Podcast.