Episode 139

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This week we get a quick update from Oliva, interview Jean-Michel from Saga Cigars, Will and I compare notes on the Debonaire Maduro Belicoso, and cover controlling your ash on our Debonaire Ideal segment. All that and more on the Stogie Geeks show!

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Broadcasting live from G Unit Studios in Rhode Island, its the Stogie Geeks show!

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And by A.J. Fernandez Cigars, makers of the San Lotano, one of the most talked about cigars in recent years is now offered in a ground-breaking line extension; The San Lotano Bull. The San Lotano Bull features an extensively aged, and hearty core of Nicaraguan long-fillers, nestled beneath an attractive Ecuador Sumatra wrapper. Housed in a cedar sleeve which depicts the outline of a bull only solidifies this cigar as a full flavored cigar. Removing the sleeve reveals a box press cigar with a beautiful oily and smooth chocolate brown wrapper. The San Lotano Bull burns nice and neat as it issues columns of smoke, hitting you with a wall of spice followed by leather and cedar. This densely packed cigar intensifies in deep, rich flavors and becomes a flavor bomb halfway through; only getting better with each passing draw. Strong yet smooth and perfectly balanced, A.J. Fernandez, who many have called a tobacco prodigy, has somehow pushed the already spectacular San Lotano line of cigars forward with the Bull. A.J. Fernandez challenges you to take on the Bull - Cigar Snob’s #8 Cigar of the Year for 2014.

This segment is brought to you by the Southern Cigar Festival. The Southern Cigar Festival is a world class cigar event coming to Atlanta, Georgia. On Saturday June 6th from 2pm to 8pm, the Verizon Ampitheater at Encore Park home to the largest cigar event ever in the State of Georgia. GUESTS will receive premium cigars from thirty-five cigar manufacturers hailing from nine different countries. There will also be personal guest appearances from many of the big name cigar makers and industry personalities. In addition, the Southern Cigar Festival will feature prizes, raffles, live music and plenty of food and drink. Be sure to check out the limited VIP Tickets and even more limited private VIP Box packages which include early access to the event and plenty of additional amenities. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and on the event website at www.southerncigarfestival.com. Tickets are going fast, so get yours today!

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Welcome everyone to the Stogie Geeks show, this is episode 139 for May 7, 2015 and I'm your host Paul Asadoorian. '

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On the lines via Skype from NC it Wiiiiiiiiiill Cooper!

Announcements

  • Southern Cigar Festival is offering a free cigar if you go to Cutter's Cigar Emporium in Alpharetta Georgia if you purchase your ticket at the shop.

Quick Interview: John from Oliva - 8:15PM-8:30PM

Interview: Jean-Miche Louis, Saga Cigars 8:30PM-9:15PM

This segment is sponsored by Saga Cigars. Every new blend borrows from the past and the Saga Blend No.7 has done just that. It is the perfect combination of timeless knowledge of traditional tobaccos and the newer balance that today's cigar enthusiasts come to expect and love in a finer cigar. Leveraging six generations of experience and tradition of the Reyes family, the Saga Blend No. 7 delivers a unique full flavor, medium-bodied cigar. The cigar is highlighted by a Brazilian wrapper over a blend of Central American and Dominican tobacco. Available in three sizes at an affordable price, the Saga Blend No. 7 is sure to please and bring together and past and present.

This segment is sponsored by Mr J’s Havana Smoke Shop, located here in Rhode Island, they have an outstanding selection of premium handmade cigars!

Announcements

  • Qualify to win a free Saga Cigars T-Shirt, Saga Cigars Hat and a Saga Cigars Line Sampler by listening to this interview and answering the question at the end!

Questions

  • How did you get started in the cigar industry?
  • Talk about the history of the Reyes family in the cigar business
  • Recently the company has rebranded and restructured the lines, explain the rationale behind that
  • Talk about the Saga Golden Age
  • Talk about Sage Blend No. 7
  • There is another line called Don Julio
  • There is a good relationship with Phil Zanghi and Debonaire, discuss

Five Questions

  1. Three words to describe yourself
  2. If you were a serial killer, what would be your weapon of choice?
  3. If you wrote a book about yourself, what would the title be?
  4. In the popular game of ass grabby-grabby, do you prefer to go first or second?
  5. Choose two celebrities to be your parents.

Contest Question

  • To be announced...

Debonaire Ideal 9:150PM-9:30PM

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And by Debonaire Cigars, visit www.stogiegeeks.com/debonaire for a list of retailers who carry Debonaire. Buy some today and get a little more Debonaire!

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Announcements

  • Phil is in New England, check with local shops... (NH, then CT)

When Not To Smell Like Cigars

Brian Chinnock, Chinnock Cellars Cigars 9:30PM-10:05PM

The Havana Cigar Club, located in Warwick, Rhode Island its a great place to enjoy a drink and a cigar! Stogie Geeks listeners can find a $5.00 coupon on our web site by click the HCC logo.

And by Aged Selects provides cigar enthusiasts with premium long filler cigars aged at least five years at an extraordinary price. The expert buyers at Aged Selects go to the factories of major manufacturers and buy cigars that have been aging for years. The team at Aged Selects inspect them, smoke them, and packages them up to ensure you are getting the best quality cigar to smoke. The best part is they are provided to you at an affordable price. Order them at www.cigarfrontier.com.

Questions

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  • For those who don't know Brian Chinnock of Chinnock Cellars Cigars, discuss
  • Explain how you have uniquely integrated winemaking and cigar making
  • Discuss your latest release, Cremoir
  • Review other lines Terroir, Pressoir, and Estate Grown. Explain blends, etc
  • Talk about factories - El Titan de Bronze and Kuuts
  • Most of your cigars have been focused around two sizes - Toro and Torpedo
  • Discuss your wine
  • What's next for Chinnock Cellars Cigars

Five Questions

  1. Three words to describe yourself
  2. If you were a serial killer, what would be your weapon of choice?
  3. If you wrote a book about yourself, what would the title be?
  4. In the popular game of ass grabby-grabby

Stogies Of The Week 10:05PM-10:45PM

And by Duran Premium Cigars, one the fastest growing boutique cigar companies, providing smokers a portal into the old Cuban tradition of perfect balance and the lost art of progressive flavor construction. Roberto Pelayo Duran began his career in tobacco over two decades ago in Havana, where his reputation grew within Cuban circles. The creation of Duran Premium Cigars has given Roberto the platform to introduce a series of cigars that offer the same quality, construction, and detail, which he perfect while in Cuba. Brands include the ultra-premium Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigar series, Azan Cigars, Neya, and Baracoa. Duran Cigars uses a “seed to humidor” approach, as all tobacco is grown on their farms and rolled in their factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. Rollers have been carefully chosen, to carry out Roberto’s precise method, to insure the progressive flavor in each cigar. Progressive flavor construction is an old Cuban technique, where the cigar is designed to increase in strength as the cigar is smoked. This technique, combined with premium tobacco, provides a perfectly balanced and pleasurable smoking experience. Duran Cigars invites you to make their premium, your standard.

This segment is sponsored by Mr J’s Havana Smoke Shop, located here in Rhode Island, they have an outstanding selection of premium handmade cigars!'

Announcements

Contest

  • Contest question will be for a fiver of the Intemperance BA XXI Revenge where Mr J's Havana Shop is one of two exclusive retailers.