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Episode 122: Cigar Coop on the PCA Trade Show

We are excited to welcome back our friend, William “Cigar Coop” Cooper to the podcast. Cigar Coop, Nick, and James discuss the upcoming PCA ’24 Trade Show in Las Vegas. Coop lets us know what he’s looking forward to the most this year, changes to the PCA over the years, and who will be there…

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26 Clear the Air: A Simply Stogies After Show

Tim and Nick host this weeks after show. They talking about the latest episode of SimplyStogies Podcast with Dr. Stefan Lampert of Lampert Cigars, cool tech, the upcoming PCA trade show and so much more.

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Episode 121: Dr. Stefan Lampert of Lampert Cigars

James and Nick welcome Dr. Stefan Lampert of Lampert Cigars. As Nick was traveling to Tabacos de Costa Rica, he ran into Dr. Lampert who visiting the factory, as well. We discuss Dr. Lampert’s vision for the company, how he juggles travel between Europe, the US, and South America. We talk about how Dr. Lampert…

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Cigar Review: Cinco De Cinco by Joya De Nicaragua

This collection started with a cigar that I have enjoyed many times, the Cuatro Cinco released a decade ago. The Cinco de Cinco celebrates the company’s 55th anniversary and was released at the PCA 2023. The company claims the blend was generated with input from consumers and others. I like the idea of bringing the…

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25 Clear the Air: A Simply Stogies After Show

Tim brings James and Nick back to the After Show to talk about the latest episode of Simply Stogies Cigar Podcast with their guest Scott Pearce with the PCA. The three talk a little bit about burgers, smoking cigars with a steak, the PCA, and the trade show that they will attend in March.

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Cigar Review: Prince Hall Square by Blanco Cigars

The Blanco family finally got the Prince Hall Cigars out to stores at the tail end of 2020. It was scheduled for release earlier, but a pesky pandemic held up production. Why it has taken me three years to review this cigar is, well, it took James three years to give me three of them….

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Episode 120: Scott Pearce of the Premium Cigar Association

We welcome Scott Pearce, the Executive Director of the Premium Cigar Association, to the show. Scott tells us about how he got into cigars, his background before joining the PCA, and his love of cigars. Scott fills us in on some of what the upcoming annual PCA Trade Show has in store for us and…

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Cigar Review: Charter Oak Pasquale Corona by Foundation

I ran to my local B&M when the Charter Oak Especiales (Pegnatoro and Pasquale) were released. I will admit that the $13 price tag caught me by surprise, especially when Foundation decided to keep the Charter Oak branding. Naturally, I gravitated toward the Pasquale which revolves around the Connecticut Broadleaf seed. This line of cigars…

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24 Clear the Air: A Simply Stogies After Show

Tim is completley oblivious to who and  what Friends of El Habano, Bond Roberts Auctions, and Rob Ayala are due to his lack of experience with Cuban cigars. This leads to an interesting after show where Nick and James teach him a new thing or two about Cuban Cigars.

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Episode 119: Rob Ayala of FOH and Bond Roberts

Rob from Friends of El Habano (FOH) and Bond Roberts tells us how and why he got into the cigar industry. Rob tells of how FOH and Bond Roberts were brought into existence. He discusses the importance of customer service and understanding your client. We talk about the Cuban price increases and how it has…

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