NOVICES ARE ADVISED TO EXPERIMENT WITH A VITOLA THAT IS COMMON TO MANY BRANDS SUCH AS A PETIT CORONA AND START WITH ONE OF THE LIGHTER FLAVOURED MARQUES.
For more experienced smokers, the best guide is the amount of time at their disposal. Remember that a long filler Habano is constructed so that its flavour will intensify by stages as it is smoked. It is a great shame to abandon a Habano before it has had the chance to display its true colours. So pick a vitola you have the time to enjoy in its entirety.