Stogie Geeks #333

Date: July 10, 2020

Show Overview:

This week, Drew and Joe interview Andy Yaffee, National Sales Director for Micallef Cigars. Jason Fruge jumps on he is a VP from Onapsis and fellow Stogie Geek. We will have Cigar news, sticks of the week, and stuff you might need to know!

Andy Yaffee is the National Sales Director from Micallef Cigars. Andy Graduated From University Of Central Florida With Hospitality Management Degree, has held previous roles at LFD and Nat Sherman, and some of his hobbies include Sports (Dallas Cowboys Season Ticket Holder), Foodie, Bourbon, Beer, Traveling, Long walks on the beach. Micallef Cigars


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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