Stogie Geeks #325
Date: April 3, 2020
This week, Drew and Joe, interview Dan Thompson, President of Micallef Cigars!
Interview: Dan Thompson, 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.
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.
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