A couple of months ago I took an hour drive out to the Cigars International Superstore to record a Camacho Cigars Seminar. The recording was a session with Christian Eiroa in which he discussed the history of Camacho Cigars. I thought the concept of Cigars International doing these seminars was a fantastic idea and have been keeping an eye out for another one to pop up.
It just so happens that I came across the CI Events calendar and saw that Jose Blanco of La Aurora Cigars was going to be in town doing a seminar on blending. Shortly after seeing the information I got in touch with both Cigars International and Jose Blanco to get permission on recording the event. The following day I got the green light from both parties and made plans on recording the event.
The video below runs about thirty-five minutes. Jose Blanco has all participants smoke four cigars, made completely of filler tobacco, to learn what he looks for from each leaf when creating a blend. As you will see, everyone had a great time and Jose did an excellent job of making the information easy to digest for all involved.
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