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Vitola
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Posted by: gronk50, on 1/14/2008, in category "Cigarology"
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Abstract: The cigar industry has a culture and vocabulary all its own. We will discuss the processes and terminology to help increase your knowledge and enjoyment of the leaf.

Vitola -  A factory term referring to the size and shape of cigars.Below is a list of standard vitola sizes and ring gauge. Most sizes have a variance in length and ring gauge.

NAME                                                      LENGTH                                             RING GAUGE

cigarillo                                                   4"-6 7/8"                                             26-32

slim panatela                                         4"-7"                                                   30-34

short panatela                                        3 7/8"-5 3/8"                                      35-39 

panatela                                                  5 1/2"-6 7/8"                                       35-39

long panatela                                         7"-7 1/2"                                              35-39 

petite corona                                           4"-5 1/8"                                              40-44

corona                                                       5 1/4"-5 7/8"                                       40-44     

lonsdale                                                    6 1/2"-7 1/2"                                       40-44

grand corona                                            5 5/8"-6 5/8"                                       45-47 

robusto                                                       4"-5 1/2"                                              48-54 

toro                                                               5 5/8"-6 5/8"                                      48-54

churchill                                                      7"                                                          48

double corona                                           7"-7 5/8"                                               49-50

torpedo                                                        6 1/2"-?                                                 52-? 

 With the exception of the torpedo, all straight-sided cigars are also known as parejos.

 Torpedo, culebra, pyramid, belicoso, and perfecto are some of the names given to figurados, or shaped cigars.


 


 

 

 


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