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Kickin’ It Off With Oliva

For this segment, we talk the Oliva Serie V Melanio line with John Gazerro, Northeast Sales Manager for Oliva Cigar and Todd LaScola of Havana Cigar Club. The Oliva Serie V Melanio was just named 2014 Cigar of the Year by Cigar Aficionado.


Interview: Jean-Michel Louis, Saga Cigars

Jean Michel Louis is the brand ambassador for Saga Cigars. Saga Cigars are made in the Dominican Republic by the Reyes family, who has six generations of experience in the tobacco industry. Saga Cigars has two regular production offerings, the Saga Golden Age and Saga Blend No. 7.


Debonaire Ideal

Phil Zanghi, owner and co-founder of Debonaire, joins us in studio this week to talk about proper ashing techniques and when to not smell like cigar smoke.


Interview: Brian Chinnock, Chinnock Cellars Cigars

Brian Chinnock’s roots are in the wine industry as he has spent over 35 years in the industry, but a few years ago he entered the cigar business founding Chinnock Cellars Cigars. He currently has three regular production lines: Terroir, Pressoir, and Cremoir. Perhaps the most interesting thing is how Brian has brought the world of wine-making with the world of cigar-making like nobody else has done before.


What We Have Been Smoking

The complete list of all cigars discussed in this segment can be found on the Episode 139 Stogies Page.

Paul’s List

See Paul’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Will’s List

See Wil’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.