Stogie Geeks #320
Date: February 7, 2020
This week Drew and Joe review, the Predicate Exchange (PredX), this is a licensing solution that is being proposed to the industry. Its goal is to help solve the predicate question in a cost-effective way while still allowing manufacturers to expand their portfolios.
Stick of the Week
- The Plasencia – Alma Fuerte Robusto (5 1/4×52)
Topic: Manufacturers Portfolios
Stogies of the Week
- The Plasencia – Alma Fuerte Robusto (5 1/4×52) – Stick of the Week!
- Viaje Satori Nirvana (6 x 50)
- HVC Black Friday 2019
- The Falto Mentor (5.75×54)
- E.P. Carrillo Inch 5.5 x 64
- Caldwell LA Barba Purple 5 x 50
- Montecristo No. 2 ( The Monte “2”) 6 x 52
- Micallef Connecticut 6 x 52
- The Perdomo Special Craft Series Maduro 6 X 60
Joe Hozempa | Host of Stogie Geeks
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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.
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