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SG #368 - Recommendations, Big Cutters, & Cigars on Screen

On this episode of the Stogie Geeks Podcast: New Palio cutters, I miss Tatuaje RC 184s, Year of the Tiger, How [Not] To Choose a Cigar, Padron 95th, Cigar smoking TV and movie characters, what should I try next?, & more!   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg368 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

2h 13m
Apr 04
Raising Prices, The Future Of Davidoff, Branding - SG #367

We talk about raising cigar prices, some cigars we've smoked, some we want to smoke, the future of Davidoff, interesting banding and more!   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg367 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

2h 1m
Mar 03
Damaged Cigars, Champagne, & Torch Lighters - SG #366

Damaged Cigars, Champagne, Torch Lighters and more with a cast of cigar smoking characters!   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg366 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1h 54m
Jan 24
Aging, Humidors & Connecticut's - SG #365

The Stogie Geeks crew talks about holiday gifts, cigars that age poorly, humidors and more!   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg365 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

2h 7m
Dec 20, 2021
Humidors & Piranhas - SG #364

This month we're smoking Fuente! Bring your favorite, or one of your favorite, Fuente cigars, and light that sucker up. Topics will include humidor maintenance for the long haul, really expensive humidors, holiday cocktails, delicious lamb, Alabama football cigar tradition, pairing that matter (or not), and having the worst luck.   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg364 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1h 53m
Nov 16, 2021
Michael Correia, Regency Cigar Emporium - SG #363

This week, the Stogie Geeks Interview Michael Correia, owner of Regency Cigar Emporium about Regency Cigar Emporium becoming the First Cigar Retailer in the U.S. to Accept Cryptocurrency! EAST GREENWICH, R.I. – Regency Cigar Emporium announced that they are the first retailer of its kind in the country to accept cryptocurrency, allowing customers to purchase their wide array of cigars, humidors and accessories using cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. As Regency approaches its 25th anniversary this June, the local business is making its foray into the burgeoning cryptocurrency market. Customers using Regency’s online store or shopping in their retail location, can now choose cryptocurrency as a payment option, much like using any major credit card. “We are proud to offer our customers the payment option of the future, cryptocurrency,” said Michael Correia, owner of Regency Cigar Emporium. “Cryptocurrency is here to stay, and has now been seamlessly integrated into our online store, making it even easier for our customers. In the coming years, there will be an explosion of crypto payments for online and local retailers – and we are now ahead of the curve.” Regency offers an extensive selection of cigars, ranging from $4 to $500, at its retail store, online, and at its cigar bar, including some of the rarest and most sought after cigars on the market. Regency’s cigar bar offers spirit tastings and pairings from their wide array of scotch and whiskeys. The cigar bar also features a state-of-the-art ventilation system that circulates air throughout every three minutes, creating a safer experience for patrons during the pandemic. To learn more visit: https://www.facebook.com/RegencyCigarEmporium https://www.instagram.com/regencycigar/ Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg363

2h 4m
Jun 03, 2021
Stogies of the Week - SG #362

This week, the Stogie Geeks Discuss stogies of the week with reviews and commentary, and Nelson will have some news stories along the way. Joe’s Sticks: Davidoff Yamasá The Arturo Fuente Best Seller Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli   Nelson’s Sticks: Arturo Fuente Canones Illusione MJ12 Maduro K by Karen Berger Robusto   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg362 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1h 25m
May 20, 2021
Stogies of the Week & Tobacco Legislation - SG #361

This week the Stogie Geeks Discuss Stogies of the Week with reviews and commentary, Nelson will have some news stories along the way. Tobacco Legislation (Jenkins, PACT , and new FDA proposed flavor ban).   Nelson’s Sticks: Don Carlos Robusto Atabey Spiritus Lancero Tatuaje Avion 11 Grand Perfecto Joe’s Sticks: Viaje Phat Carolina Reaper CAO Arcana Mortal Coil Guardian Of The Farm   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg361 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1h 49m
May 03, 2021
Abe Dababneh, Smoke Inn, LLC. - SG #360

Abe Dababneh is the owner & founder of Smoke Inn, LLC., a retailer of premium cigars, tobacco products and accessories. Abe’s experience in the cigar business is represented by his 23 years as the owner of Smoke Inn®, growing from a single store in Tequesta to one of the largest retail cigar operations in Florida and the country. The Smoke Inn retail chain is now comprised of eleven locations, six wholly owned corporate locations and four licensee locations, stretching from Port St. Lucie to Margate. Abe has also built Smoke Inn into a strong web-based retail brand servicing cigar aficionados all over the world. Smokeinn.com was started in 2007 and has thrived as a direct result of Abe’s personal involvement and distinct marketing acumen.   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg360 Visit: https://www.smokeinn.com/ Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1h 33m
Apr 28, 2021
Stogies of the Week - SG #359

It's the Stogies of the Week with reviews and commentary, Nelson will have some news stories along the way.   Nelson’s Sticks.... Espinosa Comfortably Numb Vol. 2 6x52 Toro Charter Oak Habano 6x52 Torpedo Dunbarton Tobacco Sobremesa 5.25X44 Corona Grande Joe’s Sticks.... ROJAS STREET TACOS Noel Rojas Bluebonnets Esteban Carreras Mr. Brownstone   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg359 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

48m
Apr 21, 2021
A Pandemic Sales Plan - SG #359

This week the Stogie Geeks discuss with an unclear picture as to when the pandemic will end, we all need to focus on what we’ve learned from this difficult year and what we can do to improve business in the future. - A Pandemic Sales Plan.   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg359 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1h 17m
Apr 21, 2021
Stogies of the Week - SG #358

In the Second Segment, sticks of the week with reviews and commentary, Nelson will have some news stories along the way!   Drew’s Sticks.... Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co- the Oscar Maduro 5X50 Robusto Diamond Crown Maximus No.6 Double Robusto Espinosa Habano No. 4 5.5x50   Nelson’s Sticks.... AVO Syncro Ritmo South America 7x54 Charter Oak Maduro 6x52   Joe’s Sticks.... The Black Label Trading Royalty Esteban Carreras Mr. Brownstone The CAO Zócalo   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg358 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1h 18m
Mar 30, 2021
Jeff Gaston, GSTN Cigar - SG #358

Jeff Gaston, in located rural southeastern Nebraska. Jeff is 34 years old with a career in Ultrasonic Inspection of metal materials, both manufactured and welded. GSTN Cigar was established in September of 2020 after Jeff complained about the design of an ashtray that his wife had gifted him. She told him to create his own, he did, and the company was born. They produce handcrafted cigar ashtrays from woods such as Walnut, Appalachian maple, Northern Pine, and Curly Cherry that sell both domestically and internationally. Two interesting facts about Jeff is that he only has one eye due to Glaucoma, and lost most of his taste buds when he was a child, which makes finding the right cigar a true journey.   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg358 Visit: www.GSTNcigar.com Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1h 24m
Mar 30, 2021
Current State of Cuban Cigars - Bill DeLisi - SG #357

Bill DeLisi will provide insight on the current state of Cuban Cigars, he will also discuss the past 15 years of the Cuban Cigar Industry, Business projections and what we can expect over the next 3-5 years will be discussed.   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg357 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1h 23m
Mar 19, 2021
Steve Boik, Frontline Cigars - SG #357

This week, the Stogie Geeks interview Steve Boik the owner of Frontline Cigars based out of the western suburbs of Chicago. Started the business in 2019 off a cigar they used to hand out at events for their cigar club. The Blue Line Cigar Club was established in 2017 to help out injured or sick police officers. Fast forward to 2019, started a charity after raising funds for seven police officer families, started Help the Heroes Foundation, a 501c3 helping injured or sick first responders and military. Started the cigar business shortly after and they both work hand in hand.   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg357 Visit: https://www.frontlinecigars.com/ Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks 

1h 5m
Mar 19, 2021
Stogies of the Week - SG #356

The Stogie Geeks review some of the sticks they've had over the past week! Drew’s Sticks.... Four Kicks Capa Especial Robusto Davidoff Nicaragua Joe’s Sticks.... Caldwell Lost & Found Swollen Co & Caldwell Lost & Found PEPPER CREAM SODA   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg356 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks 

56m
Mar 12, 2021
Lace A. Wilson, The Big Ash Smoke Book - SG #356

This week, the Stogie Geeks interview Lace A. Wilson, CEO of Boss Bear Creative, the Big Ash Smoke Book. The #1 traditional, customizable cigar journal, log and tracker for cigar smokers of all types. Packed with special resources, built with archival quality materials, and hand-crafted for heirloom quality.   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg356 Visit: https://thebigashsmokebook.com/ IG/FB: @thebigashsmokebook   Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks 

1h 33m
Mar 12, 2021
Stogies of the Week - SG #355

In the Second Segment, sticks of the week with reviews and commentary, Nelson will have some news stories along the way.   Drew’s Sticks: Ramon Allones Small Club Petit Corona Alec & Bradley Kintsugi Robusto Drew Estate: Liga Privada Year of the Rat   Nelson’s Sticks: 99AJ Fernandez Last Call Maduro 5x46 Davidoff Winston Churchill Late Hour 5x52 Robusto HVC 500 Anniversary Selectos 5 5/8 x46 Corona Gorda   Joe’s Sticks: Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Robusto Diamond Crown Pyramid No. 7 Caldwell Lost & Found Scooby Snax Corona Habano   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg354 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks 

59m
Mar 03, 2021
Brad Berko, Bahama Mamas Company - SG #355

This week, the Stogie Geeks interview Brad Berko, Managing Director, Bahama Mamas Company. Bahama Mamas, LLC is headquartered in Charlotte, NC with offices in Las Vegas NV. They are part of the Potomac Tobacco Group. Visit: bahamamamascigar.com   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/sg355 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram:  https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1h 12m
Mar 03, 2021
The New Plan - SG #354

This week the Stogie Geeks discuss the New Plan for big events and shows. As we start month 11 now since the start of C-19, business has to move on as best it can. Like we said in March of 2020, things will change and not go back. 2021 will be the time for new formats and more online/ virtual experiences for all. Joe and Drew will break it down, and the number of chicken wings consumed on Super Bowl Sunday is expected to hit a record 1.4B, according to the National Chicken Council. Put Joe down for 29 how many will Drew have?   Show Notes : https://stogiegeeks.com/354 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram: https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1s
Feb 19, 2021
Leonor Abzaradel, Nova Cigar - SG #353

This week, the Stogie Geeks interview Leonor Abzaradel - CEO Platinum Nova Cigar. Her first exposure to the cigar industry was when she applied and started working at Club Macanudo in New York City, through hard work and determination, rose to the position of assistant manager. Always wanting to learn more about the cigar industry and the retail aspect of it she went to work for Nat Sherman Townhouse under the leadership of Michael Herklots. Approximately a year later she was offered the position as assistant manager for Casa de Montecristo in New York City and was in charge of overseeing the day to day operation of two locations.   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/353 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram: https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1h 57m
Feb 15, 2021
Top 25 Cigars of 2020 - SG #352

This week, Joe will discuss the most sought out list in the cigar industry. Cigar Aficionado’s top 25 of 2020, thoughts and commentary will be in order. This will all be done while enjoying the #1 rated stick of 2020 of course and some drinks…. Cheers!    Show Notes: https://www.stogiegeeks.com/352 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram: https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

51m
Jan 20, 2021
John Troiano, Alec Bradley Cigar Company - SG #351

This week, Nelson and Joe Demonstrate the effects of how the wrapper, binder, and filler are super important on the overall flavor of a premium cigar. To accomplish this, we have John Troiano from Alec Bradley Cigar Company here in studio to walk us through this process. Together we will be smoking the different components of the cigar and discussing what flavors we are each getting when they are separated. We will break it all down for you if you never been to a blending demonstration, this is a great place to start, and I am sure Nelson will have some Cigar News!   Show Notes: https://www.stogiegeeks.com/351 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram: https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

2h 6m
Jan 19, 2021
Interview w/ CigarMan Andy - SG #350

This week, Nelson and Joe interview CigarMan Andy! Towards the end of the segment, Joe and Nelson discuss some upcoming events to look forward to with Stogie Geeks in 2021!   Show Notes: https://www.stogiegeeks.com/350 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram: https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1s
Dec 18, 2020
2021 Cigar Predictions - SG #349

This week, Drew, Nelson, and Joe discuss the interesting year we call 2020 and what they are looking forward to happening in the premium cigar industry in 2021. Predictions, brand excitement, potential product launches will all be discussed. Each host will deliver what brands they are looking forward to making moves in 2021!   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/349 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram: https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1h 34m
Dec 11, 2020
Stogies of the Week - SG #348

In the Stogies of the Week, Nelson and Joe go over the sticks they've had over the past week, including: Joe's Sticks: La Aroma De Cuba Monarch Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino Sungrown #60 - Stick of the Week! Nelson's Sticks: Dunbarton Tobacco Sobremesa Brule Blue 6.25x46 Grand Corona Caldwell Cigar Co Yellow Cake 4x44 Petit Corona   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/348 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram: https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

37m
Nov 24, 2020
Lee Marsh, Stolen Throne Cigars - SG #348

This week, Nelson and Joe interview Lee Marsh of Stolen Throne Cigars! Stolen Throne Cigars was founded in 2018 by JR Cannon and Lee Marsh and is headquartered in Virginia. They manufacture our cigars in Nicaragua at the Flor de San Luis factory under the production management of Noel Rojas. The sole purpose and goal of the operation is to focus on creating great boutique cigars the right way, from tobacco selection to the smoker’s experience.   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/348 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram: https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1h 25m
Nov 24, 2020
Stogies of the Week - SG #347

This week, Nelson and Joe discuss sticks of the week with reviews and commentary you do not want to miss! Nelson will have some news stories along the way! Nelson’s Sticks: Plasencia Alma Fuerte Generacion V Salomon Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8 Rosado Sun Grown Crowned Heads Las Calaveras   Joe’s Sticks: Black Works Studio Killer Bee LA AURORA PREFERIDOS CAMEROON Mason Dixon Project by Crowned Heads   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/347 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram: https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1h 0m
Nov 20, 2020
Stogies of the Week - SG #346

This week Drew and Joe are out campaigning for sticks they like and enjoy frequently. Stogie Geeks, we encourage you to vote a stick in over this week and we will review the results on the next show. Who will Win? It’s up to you!   Vote here: https://twitter.com/JoeHozempa/status/1324758514166829062?s=20 Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/346 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram: https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1h 15m
Nov 13, 2020
Pat, Pardo Cigar - SG #345

This week, Drew and Joe interview Pat, Founder of Pardo Cigar. Pardo Cigar was founded in 2019 and brings high quality and affordable cigar accessories to fellow cigar enthusiasts. The founder, Pat, was having difficulty finding the balance between price and quality for cigar accessories. There were low-end cigar accessories to toss in your golf bag and high-end expensive cigar accessories, that were more like showpieces. He was on the hunt for affordability without sacrificing quality, and he had a feeling he was not alone. This led him to create Pardo Cigar.   Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/345 Follow us on Twitter: @stogiegeeks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stogiegeeks Instagram: https://instagram.com/stogiegeeks

1h 30m
Nov 06, 2020