Stogie Geeks #313

Date: November 15, 2019

Show Overview:

Drew has some questions that he is going to ask Joe from some of his emails and gatherings since appearing on Stogie Geeks. Note in the Joe style he does not know the questions.
Also, have you heard about the Anti-Smoking Bill That Would Ban Catalog and Internet Sales of Tobacco Passes Subcommittee? We will begin to break it down and discuss what this could mean to our industry.

Stogies of the Week

Joe’s Stogies:
  • Man O’ War Armada Toro Grande 6.5×56
  • Graycliff Double Espresso Series 4.5×54 Robusto
  • NAT CICCO ANIVERSARIO 1965 LIGA NO. 4 5×52 Robusto
Andrew’s Stogies:
  • Plasencia Cosecha 146 – Stick of the Week
  • L’Atelier Extension de la Racine ER15
  • Black Label Black Works Studio Green Hornet Kato 4.5×46

Plasencia Cigar: 146 Cosecha

Flavor Profile:
“Plasencia Cosecha 146 is an exclusive blend of tobacco from our 2011-2012 harvest. This harvest or cosecha marked the 146th harvest of the family’s inaugural tobacco crop of 1865. The leaves are grown in the best regions of Honduras and Nicaragua to produce a unique flavor profile – the result of blending the crops of two great tobacco countries. Plasencia Cosecha 146 is a medium-bodied, full-flavored cigar with a complex and sweet taste thanks to its wrapper, harvested in the pure Honduran lands of the Jamastran valley.” 


Joe Hozempa | Host of Stogie Geeks

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Everyone knows Joe Hozempa. The “Italian Stallion” of the Rhode Island cigar culture. Joe isn’t afraid to give a cigar an average review. He knows what he likes and isn’t afraid to say it.


Andrew “The Band Man” Galvan | Co-Host

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Andrew Galvan works in the Insurance Industry (Property Loss Adjuster). Andrew’s love for the cigar has been cultivated over the years and he made a goal to learn about the cigar business from seed to consumer. Thus, he has endeavored into the cigar business with Prestige Cigar and Tobacco in Bedford Texas aside his dual career.

“The Band Man”- Every time I smoke a cigar, I have a ritual. Going in I look at the cigar, the construction, color, smell the foot, taste the cap, I gently caress it in my fingers. Then I cut it, most time it will be a Deep ‘V’. I then look at the band, I read it, I study the artwork and fonts of any symbols or numbers, I imagine the person rolling this cigar and then putting the finishing touch of the band… I collect the bands and keep them as gifts of appreciation from the Tobacco growers, and procurers of said cigar. I become one with this cigar, I toast it, I wait patiently for the filler, binder, wrapper to ignite, the first hint of aromas fly through the air like an Aaron Judge Home Run…. Beautiful.
“Impeccable customer relations yields the greatest customer experience”-AG

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