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Cigar Flavors: Where Cigars Get Their Flavors & How to Describe Your Smoke

How do you describe something as complex and unique as the flavor of a fine cigar? Any cigar enthusiast will tell you that discerning and appreciating the flavors of any cigar are much like drinking a glass of wine. And much like a fine wine, the final taste and overall flavor of a cigar depends on….

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Cigar 101: How to Taste a Cigar & Flavor Wheels (Infographics)

  Download   As mentioned in the above graphic, one very useful tool for identifying the flavors of a cigar is a flavor wheel. These helpful charts outline several common flavor descriptors (cocoa, earth, cedar, pepper, etc.) as grouped by core flavor components ( nuts, herbs and spices, woody, mineral, etc.) These can come in …

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Cigar 101: Why Cigars?

Out of all the questions I get asked about cigar smoking—how do you get that smell out of your clothes, how are cigars any different from cigarettes, why do you drink so much (the two just seem to go together) are just a few—the one that comes up most often is about how and why …

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The Cigar Flavor Wheel – A Potentially Useful Tasting Tool

In 1984, food scientist Ann C. Noble created the world’s first ‘flavor wheel’. Her wheel focused on the terms wine connoisseurs use to describe the flavors they encounter during wine tastings. It was a big hit with the wine nuts, and soon spawned hundreds of variations for other products where taste and aroma were the …

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