5 Tips to Become a Cigar Connoisseur

If you’ve ever paid a visit to The Vault downtown, then you might have noticed that we offer cigars as well as the finest food and cocktails. Perhaps you’ve been tempted to partake, but feel intimidated by your lack of knowledge or expertise on the subject. Fear not, for we’ve gathered a few pieces of advice to help you develop your palate for sophistication. You’ll be a connoisseur of all things related to cigars before you know it!
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No Replacement for Experience 

Yoda once remarked, “do or do not, there is no try.” This analogy used to train Jedi knights can also be applied to developing your palate for cigars. Try different brands, see what you like, and always be open to experimentation. You can read all you want, but nothing replaces the firsthand knowledge that comes from experience. 

Form Your Own Opinions 

One of the most important things to remember about opinions regarding subject matter is that they’re always completely subjective. Forming your own opinions is all part of gaining expertise. Sure, not everyone will agree with them, but that’s why these things are open to interpretation and discussion. 

Remember to be Humble and Practice Humility 

No one becomes an expert overnight. You won’t become a world-renowned expert in a very short amount of time. It’s also important to remember that everyone must start somewhere, and no matter how accomplished you might be in any respective field, someone will always be slightly better than you are. 

Document Your Findings 

Whenever you try a new type of cigar, take a few moments, and write down how the experience was. Be descriptive. How was the aroma? How does it compare with some of the other cigars you’ve tried? Was it worth the price? Having a notebook full of your cigar experiences will help you track the progression of your journey. 

There are Plenty of Resources Available 

In this day and age, doing research on any subject is easier than you realize. The internet is a warehouse of blogs, articles, and even videos of people from every single walk of life detailing their knowledge on a variety of subjects. Look at what other cigar experts are talking about, and listen to what they have to say on the subject. If you get a chance, start a conversation. Discourse on any subject is a wonderful thing. 

Your Experience Begins at The Vault Downtown 

Cigars are plentiful at The Vault Downtown. Visit our site for a menu and reservations at thevaultdowntown.com.

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