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The 3/27 Episode Stogie Geeks is Postponed

Apologies in advance, but we need to postpone this episode of Stogie Geeks.  We will reschedule this in the future.

Please join us for next week's episode as José Blanco joins us for our big live show next week.

Added by Cigar Coop on March 27, 2014 at 3:40pm — 1 Comment

DC Tweetup Cigars

We have learned of five cigars that will be made available at the 2013 DC Tweet Up.  Details are in my story below.

The five cigars are:

1-Miami Cigar's KILO 

2-The return of RoMA Craft Tobac's Formorian

3-A new limited edition frontmark to Edgar Hoill's EH line

4-A robusto size of the Asylum 13 Ogre

5-Dante Cigars new Vita Nova

Cigar News: KILO,…


Added by Cigar Coop on January 21, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Stogie Geeks Announcement!

Guys, you asked for it.  We listened!

For our return to the Cigar Federation airwaves on 1/9, we are proud to announce we have upgraded our UStream Account to remove the random ads.

A few folks have asked why we use UStream as opposed to Google Hangouts.  The UStream platform allows us some significant advantages when we do our audio and video cleanups after the show - and works much better with our equipment

Thanks for the support.  We look…


Added by Cigar Coop on January 7, 2014 at 3:15pm — 5 Comments

Stogie Geeks 12/19 Show - IMPORTANT


Paul had some unforeseen circumstances related to his recent dental surgery and will not be able to do tonight's show.  We run the show from Paul's studio in Rhode Island.  I'm not sure whom from the Rhode Island team we will have yet.

We are going to have a show.  We will have Seth, from Seth's Humidor on the show.  We will not have a video feed tonight, but you can catch all the audio minus our cool music.

Seth is a world of knowledge and I think we…


Added by Cigar Coop on December 19, 2013 at 4:06pm — 4 Comments

Cigar Aficionado Top 25 Predictions

Here is my list.  This is not what I think is the best, but simply what i think will show up on this week's list.

1 Davidoff Nicaragua Toro
2 Ramon Allones Gigantes
3 PAdron Family Reserve 85 Years Natural
4 Herrera Esteli Piramide Fino
5 L'Atelier LAT56
6 Punch Serie D'Oro No. 2
7 Aging Room Quattro F55
8 Fuente Fuente OPUS X Super Belicoso
9 Fernando Leon Family Reserve…

Added by Cigar Coop on December 15, 2013 at 10:11pm — 19 Comments

Tatuaje 2014 Preview

We will be posting the videos from Episode 75 with Pete Johnson.  This was one of the most enjoyable shows for all three segments - especially our Mount Rushmore segment.

But we did get a lot of breaking news from 2014 from Tatuaje.  Some of the info is still needed to be finalized, but Pete shared quite a bit.  We have a write-up and a video for now.  This video will be added to Cigar Federation as well.…


Added by Cigar Coop on November 27, 2013 at 9:17pm — No Comments

News: Ortega to Release South Eastern Series of Retail Exclusives

Ortega Premium Cigars will be releasing a series of four retail exclusive cigars called "The South Eastern" series.  These will have a feel of a "Wild Bunch" series.  The first is the Big Red Machine going to Tobacco World in Marietta, Georgia.  We have the details here:

News: The Big Red Machine by Ortega Premium Cigars Headed to Tobacco World in Marietta, Georgia (Cigar Preview)

Added by Cigar Coop on November 24, 2013 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Breaking News: Cigar Aficionado Top 25 to be Named in December, not January

Cigar Aficionado will break with tradition and unveil their Top 25 before the end of the year.  Typically Cigar Aficionado releases their list the first year in January.

No matter whether one agrees or disagrees, this is a list that always generates good discussion. 

The Schedule is:

12/16: Cigars 10 through 6

12/17: Cigars 5 through 2

12/18: Cigar of the Year

Added by Cigar Coop on November 19, 2013 at 3:45pm — 1 Comment

A Thank You to Cigar Federation

Folks, on behalf of Stogie Geeks I wanted to extend a huge thank you to the members of Cigar Federation for welcoming our show to your community!

We very much appreciate the support and hope that you enjoy the show.  From a personal standpoint, I am thrilled to be along side such top quality shows as Half Ashed and CigarChat.  I'm a fan first of those shows and both represent the industry at the highest level.

I've been amazed at the power of the chat room here.  I personally…


Added by Cigar Coop on November 17, 2013 at 7:30pm — 10 Comments

News: Costa Fuerte by Primer Mundo Cigars

Today, Sean Williams, president of Primer Mundo Cigars announced his second blend with PDR Cigars - the Costa Fuerte.

This has been a most anticipated release by many Primer Mundo enthusiasts.  Williams has said Costa Fuerte, while a different blend will be considered a line extension to La Hermandad

Cigar Preview: Costa Fuerte by Primer Mundo Cigars

Added by Cigar Coop on July 5, 2013 at 7:09pm — 1 Comment

News: Nica Rustica by Drew Estate

As many know, Drew Estate launched their Nica Rustica line.  A couple of months ago, I filmed a segment with CEO Steve Saka in which he talked about the project.  We include a little information on the origins of the rustica strain of tobacco - which according to Saka plays a key role in the blend.…


Added by Cigar Coop on July 5, 2013 at 6:42pm — 3 Comments

News: Royal Gold Cigars Nirvana Cameroon Selection

This info was unveiled on Cigar Dave yesterday, but very much went under the radar.

Royal Gold Cigars is the new premium cigar arm of Swisher International.   They are launching a Cameroon cigar called Nirvana Cameroon Selection.  There is a very familiar factory that is going to be making this cigar....none other than Drew Estate.

News: Royal Gold Cigars to Launch Nirvana Cameroon Selection…


Added by Cigar Coop on June 23, 2013 at 8:29pm — No Comments

News: Swag S Maduro by Boutique Blends

Boutique Blends, the subsidiary of Oliveros Cigars is launching their first maduro under their umbrella.  It is under the Swag Cigars line and it is called the Swag S Maduro.  The cigar will be launched at the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show and will be geared toward big ring gauges.

Swag S Maduro by Boutique Blends (Exclusive) 

Added by Cigar Coop on June 19, 2013 at 5:23pm — 1 Comment

News: More Information on the Kristoff Galerones

I talked with Glen Case of Kristoff Cigars on the new Galerones line.  If you saw Cigar Insider and Cigar Aficionado, some information on this new line was released.

Glen was kind enough to share some more details - including two of the blends not mentioned in the articles for Insider and CA.  Here is the story I wrote:

Cigar Preview: Kristoff Galerones 

Added by Cigar Coop on June 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments


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