SOTL Global Movement continues developing a series of excellence partnerships with renowned cigar companies, organizations, and institutions from all over the world.
The SGM owns and operates the1st ever Maestro Cigar Sommelier school, powered by a new academic agreement with the Tobacconist University.
The SGM Maestro School of Cigar Sommeliers is open to the public globally, providing present and also new aficionadas and aficionados with the gift of knowledge and education while they seek a Cigar Sommelier Certification
MAESTRO : a great or distinguished figure (noun); a teacher (Spanish noun).
Are cigars a natural and artisanal product?
Do you know everything there is about cigars & tobacco?
Is aging important?
Price or quality?
How do you create an amazing pairing with a cigar?
How can you understand cigar anatomy?
Wine, coffee or beer?
How many interesting facts would you be able to discuss during a conversation?
Cognac, rum or bourbon?
Can you pair cigars with food?
How many species of tobacco?
How many pairs of hands touch your cigars before they make it into your humidor?
The CCST Academic Curriculum is comprised of the Retail School, Cigar Fundamentals, and Pairing School. This curriculum is specially enhanced to focus on product knowledge/appreciation, upselling, retail best-practices, and customer service - without over burdening your employees with excessive or unnecessary information. Preparation and studying for the final exam is the equivalent of reading a seventy-five page booklet: it can be accomplished in a few hours. The Final Exam is 50 multiple choice questions and requires a 90% to pass.