Cigar News

Episode 34: Getting to Know Our New Content Director, Matthew Kang

James welcomes the new Content Director/Editor of simplystogies.com, Matthew Kang. Matthew discusses his cigar journey, and how his real job at Eater LA will help us give us some direction. We also talk a little COVID-19, and Matthew mistakes a travel humidor for a takeout box. James also announces a brand new Cuban Cigar review,…

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Illusione Cigars Taking over Cavalier Genève Cigars Distribution in the US

Illusione Cigars Taking over Cavalier Genève Cigars Distribution in the United States of July 1, 2020 Illusione Cigars, based out of Reno, Nevada, are as of today, July 1, 2020 the new importer and distribution partner of Cavalier Genève Cigars in the United States. Illusione Cigars has a fully functional FTZ on top of the…

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Episode 32: Catching Up with Glynn Loope

I get to catch up with the Executive Director of the Cigar Rights of America, Glynn Loope. We discuss how COVID-19 has impacted cigar retailers and manufacturers, the government’s response, and the current fight against regulation and why it’s so important given the global pandemic. We also discuss the cigar industry as a whole, we…

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Micallef Cigars Launches the Phoenix Program for Brick and Mortar Retailers

Micallef Cigars Launches the Phoenix Program for Brick and Mortar Retailers. While brick and mortar retailers are struggling to overcome hardship during these unprecedented times, Micallef Cigars launches the Phoenix program to better serve retailers. Micallef Cigars published an open letter to the cigar industry earlier this year, in which they made a commitment to…

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Episode 30: Cigar Scanner App and Hygrometer Review

This week, I quickly gives my thoughts on the PCA cancelling the 2020 trade show and how this presents the PCA with a unique opportunity for change; change for themselves, and change for the industry. I then jumps into my review of the Cigar Scanner Application and the Cigar Scanner WiFi Hygrometer and Thermometer. I…

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Episode 27: Sitting Down with Dan Thompson of Micallef Cigars

I welcome Dan Thompson, President of Micallef Cigars, to Simply Stogies Podcast. Dan and I discuss everything from how he started his cigar journey, to Micallef’s open letter to the cigar industry, and where he sees Micallef in the future. Dan talks candidly about his overall vision for Micallef and the industry. Dan goes over…

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Episode 26: Drunkenomics and Cigars

James begins the show by thanking Mike Breig, our content director and lead reviewer at simplystogies.com. Due to personal reasons, Mike must permanently step away from the cigar hobby. Mike was a driving force behind simplystogies.com and helped make it what it is today. He will be sorely missed. James then welcomes Aaron from Drunkenomics…

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Episode 25: REVIEW: Stolen Throne’s Crook of the Crown Robusto

I welcome SimplyStogies.com lead cigar reviewer, Mike Breig, back to the show. Before we dive into our reviews, we discuss Micallef Cigars shipping a cigar without a name and how that translates to their open letter released earlier this year. Mike and I then give our in-depth review of Stolen Throne’s Crook of the Crown…

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Alec Bradley Bradley Cigar Co. Announces the Pre-Sale of New LE Black Market Esteli Diamond

Alec Bradley Announces Pre-Sale of New LE Black Market Esteli Diamond Today, Alec Bradley Cigar Co. announced the world wide pre-sale of the limited edition Black Market Esteli Diamond. This LE will be in their proprietary “Diamond” shape. The Black Market Esteli Diamond will be a 6 1/4 x 54 and will come 16 count…

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Micallef Cigars Releases a New Maduro “To Be Named” by Their Ambassadors

Micallef Cigars Ships a “To Be Named” Maduro This week, Micallef Cigars will be shipping a new Maduro to retailers…but without an official name. Al Micallef, founder of Micallef Cigars, stated in a press release, “Our first cigar of 2020 celebrates the one-year anniversary of the Micallef Ambassador program. We are counting on our friends…

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