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Thursday
Jun062013

Stogie Geeks Episode 56 - "Eggy"

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Sponsors: Havana Cigar Club & Oliva Cigar Company

What we are drinking

Glenlivet French Oak Reserve 15 Year

Stogie of the Week

Wynwood Factory Fresh

Blend: 40% Ligero, 30% Pelo de Oro and 30% Habano
Strength: Medium/Full
Vitola: Corona Extra
Size: 5.5 x 46
Wynwood Cigars

What We Have Been Smoking

The complete list of all cigars discussed in this segment can be found on the Episode 56 Stogies Page.

Paul's List

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Tim's List

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Mark's List

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Segment: Cigar Trivia!

Thursday
May302013

Stogie Geeks Episode 55 - "Not the Seaman Episode"

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Stogie of the Week

Unbanded No. 4 from Gravity: Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial (2009)

Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Seed
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Jalapa Valley Ligero
Strength:
Vitola: Torpedo
Size: 6.5 x 52
Age: 4 Years
MSRP: $8.50

What We Have Been Smoking

The complete list of all cigars discussed in this segment can be found on the Episode 55 Stogies Page.

Paul's List

See Paul's List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Mark's List

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Thursday
May092013

Stogie Geeks Episode 54 - "The Seaman Episode"

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Stogie of the Week

Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Petit Robusto

Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Binder: Ecuador
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: Medium/Full
Vitola: Petit Robusto
Size: 4.5 x 50
MSRP: About $6.50

What We Have Been Smoking

The complete list of all cigars discussed in this segment can be found on the Episode 54 Stogies Page.

Paul's List

See Paul's List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Tim's List

See Tim's List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Mark's List

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Segment: Around the Blogs

Contest: Elogio LSV Limitada Salomon

Question: Elogio Cigars master blender, Carlos Pereda Robaina, is the grandson of the famous Cuban grower Don Alejandro Robaina who was considered to have some of the best tobacco leaves in the world. What marque (marka) was created in 1997 by S.A. Habano's in honor of the Don?

Email the answer to us at stogiegeeks@gmail.com and we will pick a winner at random after the podcast has been released.

Thursday
May022013

Stogie Geeks Episode 53 - "Little Oktoberfest"

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Stogie of the Week

Quesada Oktoberfest Kurz

Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Dominican Habano
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Strength: Medium/Full
Vitola: Rothschild
Size: 4 x 50
Age: N/A
MSRP: $7.25

What We Have Been Smoking

The complete list of all cigars discussed in this segment can be found on the Episode 53 Stogies Page.

Paul's List

See Paul's List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Tim's List

See Tim's List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Mark's List

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Segment: Cuban Cigar Spotlight

Facts

Legality - For those that don't know, there is this thing called an embargo. Yea, we're not supposed to have any goods from Cuba. Despite the fact that they produce awesome cigars and rum.

Are Cubans Better - No, they are cigars like any other type of cigar. They do have some great tobacco and have awesome flavors.

Construction - Yea, not-so-good. A high degree are in fact plugged. It happens, a lot more with Cuban cigars. I take that into account when it comes to price.

Classic Cuban Sizes - Corona, petite corona, short robusto, double corona.

What Cuban cigars are in your humidor right now - Hoping the police don't raid me, but list goes like this: RASS, Por Larganaga, Punch Double Corona, One special Cohiba Magico, Cohiba Siglo II, Montecristo Edmundo, Bolivar Royal Coronas. What about you guys?

What are the growing regions?

Vuelta Abajo - Vuelta Abajo is considered the finest cigar tobacco-growing land in the world. Vuelta Abajo is the main source of tobacco for Habanos, and the only region that grows all types of leaf. But even here less than a quarter of the tobacco-growing land enjoys the Vegas Finas de Primera status that is required for the growing of tobacco for Habanos.

Semi Vuelta - Second region in the western heartland of Cuban tobacco cultivation, and another location for the cultivation of Habano wrapper leaves. The area employed is very small, however, barely one per cent of Semi Vuelta's total tobacco-producing land. Most of Semi Vuelta's tobacco is grown for other purposes.

Partido - Historic group of tobacco-growing zones founded in the early 17th Century to the south east of Havana. Like Semi Vuelta, Partido specializes in the cultivation of wrapper leaves.

Vuelta Arriba - This region is to the east embracing two widely separated tobacco-growing areas

Remedios - Cuba's largest and oldest tobacco producing area, and the source of all types of leaf for one particular Habano brand: Jose L Piedra. The soil and climate have their own distinctive character, but methods of cultivation used here for Habano leaf are the same as in other regions.

Oriente - It was at Bariay in the extreme eastern part of this region that Columbus landed in 1492 and discovered Cuban tobacco. Tobacco is still grown here, but not for Habanos.

Source:

http://www.cigarcabana.com/cuban-cigars.html- Outstanding web site!
http://en.cigar-wiki.com/Cuban_Tobacco_Regions
http://www.cubancigarwebsite.com/info-production.htm

Contest: Quesada Oktoberfest Sampler

Question: What does the Acronym MATASA stand for and how is it relavent to this weeks cigar?

Congratulations to Peter D. who correctly answered;

MATASA stands for Manufactura de Tabacos S.A. This factory is owned by the Quesada family, makers of Quesada cigars.

Thursday
Apr252013

Stogie Geeks Episode 52 - "Broadleaf Baby!"

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Stogie of the Week

Tatuaje Noella Reserva

Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Strength: Medium/Full
Vitola: Corona
Size: 5 1/8 x 42
MSRP: $8 a cigar

What We Have Been Smoking

The complete list of all cigars discussed in this segment can be found on the Episode 52 Stogies Page.

Paul's List

See Paul's List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Tim's List

See Tim's List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Segment: Around The Blogs

Contest: Tatuaje Prize Pack

Question: What was Pete Johnson's dogs name and how is it relavent to the smokes we are smoking tonight?

Congratulations to Jesus C. who correctly answered;

Hey guys love the podcast, well Pete Johnson dogs name is hunter and its an acronym for each size of the original brown label; Havana Cazadores, Unicos, Noellas, Tainos, Especiales, and Regios. And it's related to what your smoking because the Reservas come from the Noellas and Regios blend using the same filler but a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper.