6:30pm – SHOW START
This week on the Stogie Geeks show, we welcome our special guest Emma Viktorsson, in Debonaire ideal we talk about cigar names, and in the stogies of the week we’ll review cigars from Drew Estate, Caldwell Cigar Company, Davidoff, Rocky Patel, Crowned Heads and more!
6:30-7:00 – Interview: Emma Viktorsson, from Las Cumbres Tabaco
Emma Viktorsson is the co-owner of Las Cumbres Tabaco with her husband José Blanco. She is also the creator of the Freyja brand.
Emma Viktorsson grew up in the cigar industry. Her Dad, Ake Viktorsson worked as a part of Swedish Match’s International Team and was an Area Manager on different continents. After she completed her college studies in Paris, Viktorsson went to work in the cigar industry. She took a job with Swedish Match’s Premium Cigar group (General Cigar Company) where she stayed from 2005 to 2010. She eventually became a Marketing Area Manager for Premium Cigars in Eastern Europe covering over 10 countries. She also assisted with other OTP (Other Tobacco Product) products. During her time at Swedish Match she spent plenty of time in General Cigar’s Santiago, Dominican Republic factory learning the production aspects of the cigar industry.
After leaving Swedish Match in 2010, Emma headed to Nicaragua with Blanco. She continued to stay active in the cigar industry and played a behind the scenes role while he was at Joya de Nicaragua. She would join him as he was blending, including playing a role on the tasting panel of CyB – all while continuing to build her knowledge in the industry. When José and Emma returned to the Dominican Republic, to launch Las Cumbres Tabaco, she worked on the designs for the Señorial line.
7:00-7:15pm Debonaire Ideal: The Name Game
Vitola Names often take on a life of their own. In this Debonaire Ideal, we review some of the basics around vitola names and talk about where it gets tricky.
7:15pm-8:00pm Stogies of the Week