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Jul 27, 2020

This week, Joe is joined by Adam Olean, Humidor Manager at Havana Cigar Club, to interview Enrique Sanchez, CEO & Founder of Global Premium Cigars! Global Premium Cigars is a tobacco company that is Proudly Nicaraguan, which owns the brand 1502!

 

Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/335

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Jul 15, 2020

This week, Drew and Joe interview Andy Yaffee, National Sales Director for Micallef Cigars! Jason Fruge jumps on he is a VP from Onapsis and fellow Stogie Geek. We will have Cigar news, sticks of the week, and stuff you might need to know!

 

Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/333

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Jun 9, 2020

This week Drew and Joe, interview Steve Saka Founder of Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust. Steve’s path toward cigar stardom began not a century ago in Cuba, but in the 1980s—and that path was one he forged on his own.

 

To check out Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust, visit: https://www.dunbartoncigars.com/

Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/331

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Jun 1, 2020

This week Drew and Joe, interview Adetola “Aric” Wimberly-Bey! His love and knowledge of the leaf encouraged him to fulfill his dreams. With the help of his childhood friend Derrick Bell this was possible. It literally took Derrick and Aric a year of cold calling the secretary at El Titan and sending flowers to Sandy to get her attention. Once Sandy finally spoke with Derrick and Aric she welcomed them with open arms to the El Titan De Bronze family.

 

Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/330

To check out Black Star Line Cigars, visit: https://www.bslcigars.net/

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May 19, 2020

This week Drew and Joe, interview Noel Rojas! Noel has worked with some of the hottest boutiques in the world. He has helped create some of the most flavorful and sought after cigars. Good news for us he has his own brand, Rojas Cigars King of the Small Gauge Cigars.

 

To check out Rojas Cigars, visit: https://www.facebook.com/nrojascigars/

Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/329

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May 5, 2020

This week Drew and Joe, interview Alec Rubin, and Bradley Rubin. Growing up they both knew that one day they would join Alec Bradley Cigar Company as ‘Second Generation Cigar Makers.’ That time has come and in this episode, they get to tell their story. 

 

To check out Alec Bradley Cigar Company, visit: https://www.alecandbradley.com/

Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/328

 

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Apr 28, 2020

This week Drew and Joe, interview Eric Newman, President of J.C. Newman Cigars. J.C. Newman Cigar Company’s long history dates back more than a century to 1895, when Julius Caeser Newman rolled his first cigars in the family barn. From their humble beginnings as a one-man cigar factory, they have survived and prospered through the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, two world wars, the Cuban embargo, excessive taxes, smoking bans and the rapid consolidation of the cigar industry.

 

To check out J.C. Newman Cigar Co., visit: https://www.jcnewman.com/

Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/327

 

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Apr 21, 2020

This week Drew and Joe, interview Mike Bellody, Founder of MLB Cigar Ventures. Mike believes the premium, hand-rolled cigar industry is one of the very few remaining industries that has stayed true to the original time-tested techniques used since the first cigar was rolled almost 300 years ago. The history, craftsmanship and quality associated with making truly great cigars remain largely unchanged through generations. The cigar lifestyle is filled with these traditions. His cigars will always pay homage to this deeply entrenched tradition and history. Quality will NEVER be in question when you smoke a cigar made under his supervision his cigars will always be "Developed by Legends" - http://www.mlbcigarventures.com/

 

Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/326

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Apr 8, 2020

This week, Drew and Joe, interview Dan Thompson, President of Micallef Cigars. Micallef Cigars is creating new content as everyone struggles with the new normal of social isolation. Micallef Madness is a contest for all those who are disappointed they won’t be filling out NCAA brackets this year. Ambassador Round Table and Off The Record interviews will be part of the new program schedule also. All content will be available via the private Ambassador Facebook group.

 

The Micallef Ambassador community is open to anyone; interested parties can learn more on the Micallef Cigars website: https://micallefcigars.com

Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/325

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Mar 10, 2020

This week Joe interviews, Dr. Gaby Kafie, Kafie Trading Company- Premium Cigars & Coffee. Dr. Kafie is also the Founder of the BCA, Boutique Cigar Association. After his departure from practicing medicine, Dr. Kafie wanted to bring the finest cigars handcrafted in Honduras to market. In 2013 he created Kafie 1901 Cigars.

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Jan 28, 2020

This week Drew and Joe interview Nestor Andrés Plasencia, known as the largest grower of tobacco in the world with more than 6000 employees, and 8 plantations. He and his family also produce 40 million cigars in 4 factories in Nicaragua and Honduras, among them their own brands Plasencia Cosecha 146, Plasencia Reserva, Alma del Campo, Alma Fuerte, and Alma del Fuego.

Full Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/319

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Nov 25, 2019

Cigars for Warriors has released a press release regarding the impact of the FDAs regulation on premium cigars and how it will affect cigar manufacturer’s ability to donate cigars to the brave men and women serving our country in the military. It describes the potential outcome if this regulation stands as is, and the steps being taken to ensure that our charity and others who give cigars to our troops continue to be able to do so.

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Nov 25, 2019

Epic Cigars owner and Founder, Dean Parsons began traveling to the Dominican Republic in 2005 while living and working in Real Estate in the Turks & Caicos Islands. After several years and many trips to the Dominican Republic, Parsons, founded and trademarked Epic Cigars in 2010.

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Nov 15, 2019

Joe and Drew Interview Dan Davison. Dan is the Sales Manager at Queensbury Cigar & Pipe. His unique experiences in the industry include managing Rhode Island’s oldest tobacconist The Humidor Smoke Shop, to being the Northeast Sales Representative for Kristoff Cigars. He joins us this week to discuss the 2020 Tobacco Business Awards, what’s been hot this year on the retail side, and some industry trends.

Full Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/312

Nov 6, 2019

This week Joe and Andrew interview Ram Rodriguez from Tabacalera El Artista. Ram Rodriguez is one of the few Cigar Executives under 30, Radhames “Ram” Rodriguez embodies everything that makes the cigar industry unique. A third-generation tobacco man, Ram comes by the business naturally having spent nearly his entire childhood in the factory.

Full Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/311

Oct 25, 2019

DAV Cigars, along with myself and two partners is making a huge splash in the cigar world in such a short amount of time. all our cigars are long filler, premium cigars which are hand rolled in the Dominican Republic by the best rollers in the business. Our tobacco is of the highest quality, with an aging process of no less than 4 years.

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Oct 17, 2019

This week Joe and Drew interview Jonathan Lipson, the Director of Sales and Marketing at Alec Bradely.

Full Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/309

Oct 8, 2019

This week Joe and Drew interview Lincoln Salazar, the Chairman and CEO of Cigar & Spirits Magazine. Lincoln Salazar has been an Orange County executive for more than 10 years, owning businesses in marketing, publishing, cosmetics, and event management.

Full Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/308

Sep 24, 2019

This week Drew and Joe Interview Brenda Scott, Texas Brand Ambassador, Mother of 5, President of Wildfire Ladies Cigar Society and Distinguished Ruffians scout for Texas Chapter. Woman in Cigar Culture topic, opinion, and events.

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Aug 26, 2019

Aaron Goldfarb is a writer, journalist, and author. His writing about drinking culture has appeared in Esquire, PUNCH, VinePair, and Whisky Advocate. He is the author of several novels, and has most recently authored a cocktail book for whiskey lovers titled Hacking Whiskey: Smoking, Blending, Fat Washing, and Other Whiskey Experiments (Dovetail Press, 2018). He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Betsy; daughter, Ellie; Maine Coon cat, Hops; and around 1000 bottles of whiskey, give or take.

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Aug 21, 2019

Tim Wong is the sales representative for Espinosa Premium Cigars and A.J. Fernández, and has previously worked for General Cigar Co., Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, Toraño and others. Tim had formulated the idea for Pier 28 about 15 years ago, it wasn’t until he went to work for Espinosa that the cigars became a reality in 2016.

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Jun 5, 2019

J.C. Newman breaks ground on multi-million dollar factory expansion and what they are going to do for the consumers. Lastly, 8 Vodka alternatives for your Bloody Marry!

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Jun 5, 2019

We are going to interview Juan Lopez, the VP of Sales for Gurkha Cigars. Gurkha Cigars are known throughout the world for their premium and luxurious cigars, so it’s no surprise that they are the most sought-after cigars around the globe. Gurkha produces millions of cigars per year that are sold in more than 70 countries worldwide. Full Show Notes: https://stogiegeeks.com/300

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Jan 7, 2019

Dan Davison is the Sales Manager at Queensbury Cigar & Pipe. His unique experiences in the industry include managing Rhode Island’s oldest tobacconist The Humidor Smoke Shop, to being the Northeast Sales Representative for Kristoff Cigars. He joins Hollywood this week for an interview!

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Dec 19, 2017

Tony Mendoza of the NV Army National Guard joins us for an interview! A filmmaker, podcast personality, audio book enthusiast, and avid cigar smoker joins Joe D and Joe H to discuss his life in the Guard and his love for stogies.

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