(I've run my CIGAR FORUM on a few other sports boards, just casual chat for the new or established Cigar Aficionados out there.)
My *CIGAR NEWS* and my picks and other cigar information. Please feel free to add any of yours or any other comments or questions.
Just for starters, colors and strength of cigars are somewhat, but not always, related. Generally the lighter the milder, the darker the stronger. I've seen many lists up to 20 variations but here's a short list of wrapper colors, note too the filler gives most of the taste:
G - Green, before the embargo the US market was almost 90% green leaf.
N - Natural, a light brown.
E or EMS - English Market Selection, a slightly darker brown originally for the pre-embargo European Market when the US market liked green, the EMS name stuck.
M - Maduro, a deep, dark brown, generally medium to strong taste, my favorite.
O - Oscuro, meaning black, generally a really strong, rich, full bodied cigar.