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Glossary
Construction
Hand Made - Use long tobacco leaves as the filler which runs the length of the cigar. The Filler, binder and wrapper is combined manually.
Machine Made - Uses machinery to combine "short filler" with the binder and wrapper. Often Homogenized tobacco is use because of the tension caused from the machinery.
Hand Rolled - Machine combines the Long filler with the binder and then is hand rolled.


Ring Guage Guide
32 - 34 | Slim and Small Panatelas
35 - 39 | Panatelas and Long Panatelas
40 - 44 | Coronas and Lonsdales
45 - 47 | Coronas Extra and Grand Coronas
48 - 50 | Giants.



Cigar Shades
Double Claro - Light green, candela
(Also known as "American Market Selection)

Candela - green/light green, A Very young leaf.

Claro - (CL) Light tan
(This wrapper usually comes from Connecticut.

Colorado Claro or Natural
- Light brown to brown.
(Also called EMS English Market Selection)

Colorado / Colorado Maduro - Brown to reddish brown

Maduro - (MAD) Dark brown aged.

Oscuro - Very dark or black Maduro.


Cigar Classification (from The Gourmet guide to Cigars by Paul Garmirian)
Shape Classical
Length. x Ring
Length Range Ring Range
Giant 9 x 52 8 & up 50 & up
Double Corona 73/4 x 49 63/4 - 73/4 49 - 54
Churchill 7 x 47 63/4 - 77/8 46 - 48
Perfecto none all all
Pyramid 7 x 36 => 54 all flared
Torpedo 61/2 x 52 all tapered
Toro 6 x 50 55/8 - 65/8 48 - 54
Robusto 5 x 50 41/2 - 51/2 48 - 54
Grand Corona 61/2 x 46 55/8 - 65/8 45 - 47
Corona Extra 51/2 x 46 41/2 - 51/2 45 - 47
Giant Corona 71/2 x 44 71/2 & up 42 - 45
Lonsdale 61/2 x 42 61/2 - 71/4 40 - 44
Long Corona 6 x 42 57/8 - 63/8 40 - 44
Corona 51/2 x 42 51/4 - 53/4 40 - 44
Petit Corona 5 x 42 4 - 5 40 - 44
Long Panatela 71/2 x 38 7 & up 35 - 39
Panatela 6 x 38 51/2 - 67/8 35 - 39
Short Panatela 5 x 38 4 - 53/8 35 - 39
Slim Panatale 6 x 34 5 & up 30 - 34
Small Panatela 5 x 33 4 - 5 30 - 34
Cigarillos 4 x 26 6 & less 29 & less