28 episodes

Cigar Sense Podcast is your spot to listen in on sensory and cultural aspects of the premium cigars. You'll have insights on how to better recognize and articulate the sensory experience of fine cigars. A variety of inner-views and interviews will be on hand to empower you as a cigar consumer and inspire you, as well as your regular host, Franca Comparetto.

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    • 5.0, 13 Ratings

Cigar Sense Podcast is your spot to listen in on sensory and cultural aspects of the premium cigars. You'll have insights on how to better recognize and articulate the sensory experience of fine cigars. A variety of inner-views and interviews will be on hand to empower you as a cigar consumer and inspire you, as well as your regular host, Franca Comparetto.

    The sense of cigars in Lebanon | Please help the Beirut people

    The sense of cigars in Lebanon | Please help the Beirut people

    We recorded the day before the Beirut explosion. We hope the sense of cigars but, above all, the sense of safety for all Lebanese people will soon be re-established. Please help by downloading the app from here: https://www.supportlrc.app/

    Najat Abdo imports and distributes new world cigars in Lebanon. She is the organizer of the Cigar Smoking World Championship in the Middle East and winner of the Habanos World Challenge Qualification 2019 in Lebanon.

    • 30 min
    Appearance and construction in quality control

    Appearance and construction in quality control

    Appearance and construction are considered extremely important for the final experience that Altadis want to provide to their end consumers. We went through an Altadis quality control evaluation sheet that Travis W. Pappenheim, national education manager at Altadis, repurposed for marketing presentations.



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    • 1 hr 32 min
    A sensory session

    A sensory session

    - How you get from the tobacco compounds to the aromas, the 5 basic tastes and the tactile perceptions
    - how memory and other factors influence our cigar experience
    - cigar education and the need for a common lexicon to be adopted more widely
    - art in the master blender work, and the importance of how smokers perceive the cigar
    - and a lot more.



    This podcast is brought to you by Cigar Sense, your personalized cigar advisor

    • 2 hr 35 min
    On life insurance for cigar smokers

    On life insurance for cigar smokers

    Why do few insurance companies offer affordable life policies to cigar smokers? Dave Arlinghaus, also known as Cigar Life Guy™, explains this to us. He also reveals what is important when choosing a life insurance. It's not a shame to smoke cigars and the worst mistake you can make is to hide your smoking behavior. Dave walks us through the process that US passionados can follow to save money on life insurance.



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    • 20 min
    At the gringo cigar factory

    At the gringo cigar factory

    With his peculiar and entertaining allure, Pedro Gomez talks about the premium cigar industry and gives his advice to cigar lovers.

    Born and raised in Esteli, Nicaragua, Pedro Gomez started very humble. He ended up running operations, Cigar Safari and international sales at Drew Estate. Pedro now travels all over promoting Drew Estate, Nicaragua and cigars.

    This podcast is brought to you by Cigar Sense founders and paid members. Get your free membership today at cigarsense.com!

    • 41 min
    How do you picture an avid Cuban cigar smoker?

    How do you picture an avid Cuban cigar smoker?

    Alex Iapichino talks to us about vintage cigars, how to buy them, how to store them. He has a technical view of cigar tastings, especially vertical tastings, and was also serious about fora and association life. In addition, Alex shares his views on the future of the Cuban cigar market.

    Alex Iapichino is General Counsel and Group Company Secretary of Naked Wines plc. He lives in London and is an avid Cuban cigars smoker.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Huck1512 ,

Podcast Beirut

This was amazing to here this podcast as usual the knowledge is awesome!
Martin H

Cigar Parejo ,

CigarSense Parlor_Sensational

Would you like to hear from cigar experts or have a two-way discussion from the comfort of your home?
CigarSence.com, (the brain child of Franca Comparetto) is a massive data base of cigar tasting profiles to help you find your favorite cigar, and podcasts with leaders and mavericks of the cigar world. To top it all off, she also organizes video chat rooms with the experts and you can join in. Talk with Master Blenders, professional cigar tasters, and other industry leaders.
Fantastic opportunity for fun with cigars, what could be better?

RalphBarnes1965 ,

Meaningful cigar reviews!!

This podcast does a great job of explaining some of the problems with cigar reviews, most of which are anything but objective or scientific, hence cannot be really reliable. "Sensory evaluations" (episode 5) explains the antidote to this problem, bringing a method that's absolutely standard in many other industries (from fine wine to fine cheese to coffee and chocolate) into the realm of premium cigars. Well done!

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