Stogie Geeks #351

Date: January 8, 2020

Show Overview:

This week, Nelson and Joe Demonstrate the effects of how the wrapper, binder, and filler are super important on the overall flavor of a premium cigar. To accomplish this, we have John Troiano from Alec Bradley Cigar Company here in studio to walk us through this process. Together we will be smoking the different components of the cigar and discussing what flavors we are each getting when they are separated. We will break it all down for you if you never been to a blending demonstration, this is a great place to start, and I am sure Nelson will have some Cigar News!

John Troiano, Alec Bradley Cigar Company

Joe’s Sticks

Black Works Studio Killer Bee
Mason Dixon Project by Crowned Heads

Nelson’s Sticks

Plasencia Alma Fuerte Generacion V Salomon
Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8 Rosado Sun Grown
Crowned Heads Las Calaveras



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.


Nelson DeMelo | Co-Host

Digital Banking , family guy with a love of the leaf. Covid quarantine has kicked up the Stogie Geek in me during 2020. I’ve been enjoying the “beyond the smoke” stories with each cigar, the industry and fellow Stogie Geeks.

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