Nick Syris

Episode 118: Tabacos de Costa Rica – A Virtual Tour

Do you have questions about how your cigars are rolled? We’ve all heard “200 hands” touch your cigar, but what does that look like? Nick Syris of LH Cigars and Filipe Leon of Tabacos de Costa Rica walk us through their factory and show us how the tobacco is sorted, what a pil√≥n is, and…

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Top 10 Cigars of 2023: Honorable Mention

The LH Cigars Nikos was originally released in November 2022. It features an Ecuadorian HVA binder, Ecuadorian Habano binder, and fillers from Nicaragua and Brazil…along with two ligero tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Brazil. The Nikos was blended for the American palate and should not be missed.   [arve url=”https://rumble.com/embed/v402l2n/?pub=14sdft” /]

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19 Clear the Air: A Simply Stogies After Show

Tim brings James and Nick back to the mic to discuss the latest episode of Simply Stogies Podcast with guest Nick Mellilo of Foundation Cigars. The trio discuss boutique cigars, the rising costs, the inevitable Simply Stogies cigar of the year list and much more. [arve url=”https://rumble.com/embed/v3rskkv/?pub=14sdft” /]

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18 Clear the Air: A Simply Stogies After Show

Tim calls the hosts of Simply Stogies Podcast, Nick and James, back to the microphones to discuss Episode 113: Jose Blanco. The trio expand on some of the topics touched on in Episode 113. Should you retrohale? Where do the thirds of cigars come from? Are cigar reviews helpful? The topic then turns to cigar…

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Episode 112: Catching Up with Pete Johnson

With James out and about, Nick shows off his interviewing chops by having a great conversation with his longtime friend Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars. The trio discuss Pete’s start in the industry, the CRA, Pete’s involvement with the movie Hand Rolled: A Film About Cigars, and what Tatuaje has coming up. We find out…

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10 Clear the Air: A Simply Stogies After Show

Tim is joined by Nick and James and the trio dissect the latest Simply Stogies Podcast episode that features William “Cigar Coop” Cooper. There’s a lot of talk around what is “cigar media” and what isn’t. Who should be allowed to cover the trade show? What’s an influencer? What is the “job” of cigar media?…

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Episode 105: Cigar Coop on Media & the PCA Trade Show

James and Nick welcome William “Cigar Coop” Cooper back to the show. This time we pick Coop’s brain about what exactly constitutes “cigar media” and their role in the industry. We also discuss the upcoming PCA 2023 Trade Show in Las Vegas, Coop tells us what his theme is this year, and he gives Simply…

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09 Clear the Air: A Simply Stogies After Show

Tim welcomes the Simply Stogies Podcast hosts, James and Nick, back for another Clear the Air. This time the trio discuss Episode 104: Catching Up with Jeremy Casdagli. The discussion starts with some of what Jeremy Casdagli had to say before winding up discussing the logistics of on location recording. Once we get done bemoaning…

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Episode 101: Dr. Oscar Rodriguez of GTO Cigars

James and Nick are joined by the CEO of GTO Dominican Cigars, Dr. Oscar Rodriguez. Dr. Rodriguez gives us the history of growing tobacco on the family farm in the Dominican Republic and some family history. He also lets us in on how and why he got into practicing medicine. Dr. Rodriguez talks about why…

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05 Clear the Air: The Simply Stogies After Show

Tim welcomes both hosts from Simply Stogies, James and Nick, to Clear the Air this week. The trio discuss the Festival del Habano and Cuban cigars in general. Nick gets the full Clear the Air treatment as he finds out that he’ll be paired with Tim during the upcoming PCA Trade Show…his disappointment is palpable….

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