Choosing a cigar can be confusing. There are different sizes, shapes and composition. But in the end, all comes down to personal taste that you will have to develop thought experience.
Which size you choose depends on how much time you have available. The two size measures are the ring gauge (diameter) and length. The longer the cigar is more time it takes to smoke. The typical cigar size is the Corona.
CIGAR SHAPES / COLOR
The most common shape is Parejo due to being easier to roll them comparing to the figurado. Some smokers say that Figurados are more enjoyable because of the pointed head.
Normally, the lighter the wrapper is, the lighter the flavor also is. However there are some exceptions.