Cigar Sense Virtual Seminars


Cigar Sense is delighted to announce a new series of virtual seminars available to all Cigar Sense users for free!  During these interactive seminars, Franca will lead a sensory game with a discussion. The objectives are:

  • draw the attention on how everybody’s tasting notes can be different from others’ and why
  • provide hints on how to identify flavor notes when tasting a cigar
  • focus on substantiating a cigar’s characteristics rather than promoting the cigar
  • make the cigar tasting a game rather than a rigorous exercise

You will hone your ability to articulate your sensations as you taste a cigar, but will also compare your tasting notes with the other participants’ findings. You will be able to enjoy the sensory game regardless of how experienced you are in the cigar world. It is sufficient to know how to cut and light a cigar.


Register for free!
You need to have an account with Cigar Sense (free members are welcome!) to access the online form that will be used during the seminar.

Cigar Sense Virtual Seminar Registration

Here is an extract from one of our recent seminars:


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.