6:30pm – SHOW START
This week on the Stogie Geeks show, we welcome our special guest Mel Shah from Bombay Tobak. In our Debonaire Ideal, we talk about planning a cigar road trip. Our unbanded segment makes a triumphant return and we discuss our Stogies of the Week!
6:30pm-7:30pm Stogies of the Week
7:30-7:45pm Debonaire Ideal: Planning a Cigar Road Trip
This segment covers tips on what to do to plan the ultimate road trip to visit a place with cigar shops.
7:45-8:00pm Unbanded Cigar 301
8:00-8:30pm – Interview: Mel Shah, Bombay Tobak
In 2001, Mel Shah opened a store in Palm Springs, California. As a retailer, Shah built up contacts of farmers and tobacco dealers in Ecuador and Nicaragua. Shah had a vision for how he wanted to roll and ferment tobaccos. He had a challenge to find a factory to carry out his vision, and eventually this led him to Costa Rica, where he is now producing his cigars.