We break down the world of Social Media & Cigars and ask the question how important is social media in today’s cigar market. What Cigar-lebrity has the most followers on Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? Top Podcast? Does size matter? Is it about content? Does it really effect sales? Do people still buy followers?

We are joined by the National Sales Manager for Kristoff Cigars, Jarrid Trudeau as we light up something from Kristoff and a cigar from the care package, Puro Regadio. Join us as we debate whether or not Social Media is good or bad for the cigar industry, you might be surprised at what some of us have to say.

We also have Cigar News, a trip into the Asylum and the Classic 3 Way on the number one listened to Cigar Podcast in the world.

The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH and as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

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We’ve asked for show ideas from you the listener and we’ve had more than a few emails asking to get to know the staff of Two Guys Smoke Shop. Seeing as we broadcast every week from Salem, NH you will get your chance to meet them all. Ed, Pat, Mike, Trevor, Jessica and Sean the Barista take a turn in the hot seat.

Being we are The Cigar Authority we will light up a couple of cigars during the course of the show with the first being Via Havana Corojo and the second being Black Honey by Warped Cigars

We also have Cigar News, a trip into the Asylum and the Classic 3 Way on the number one listened to Cigar Podcast in the world.

The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH and as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

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Many cigar smokers are collectors and their humidors contain some special cigars that they refuse to smoke until the occasion warrants it. Today we discuss some of those cigars that line the humidors belonging to the hosts of The Cigar Authority.

We also look at the cigars we wish we had at least one off. What cigars are our holy grails, something we want to smoke another of or something we want to try. Will our cigars surprise you? Do we share any of the same wants? Only one way to find out, so tune in The Cigar Authority. We will light up the 2017 Cigar of the Year, the Aladino Robusto and share with you why it is the Cigar of the year. In the second hour we will light the special edition football cigar from La Flor Dominicana.

We also have Cigar News, a trip into the Asylum and the Classic 3 Way on the number one listened to Cigar Podcast in the world.

The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH and as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

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In the first hour we will welcome the New England Sales Rep for Oliva Cigar to the show as we light up the Gilberto Oliva Reserva from the Cigar Authority Care Package. We will sit down with Todd Kumes and find out whats new with Oliva Cigars.

Throughout the show we will be revisiting the Ten Commandments of Cigar Shops that was written a few years back by Miguel Schoedel who is now the Sales Manager for Crowned Head Cigars. We will light up the Four Kicks Maduro as we go through the list, and you will be surprised how many of these commandments you break.

We also have Cigar News, a trip into the Asylum and the Classic 3 Way on the number one listened to Cigar Podcast in the world.

The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH and as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

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Do you remember the Pepsi Challenge?

We do, and we will explain the concept and history behind it as we take that process to the cigar world.

Let's face it as we walk through the humidor a cigar band can catch our eye and causes us to gravitate toward that smoke. We all have friends that a loyal to one brand, but would they be if the didn't know the cigar they were smoking.

In the first hour the boys will smoke two cigars and there is no wrong answer, but will they choose A or B. In the second hour they'll do it again with cigars C vs D. Will we surprise the panel? Will the hosts pick the cigar they normally would without the band? Tune in to this social experiment and see how it all plays out.
We also have Cigar News, a trip into the Asylum and the Classic 3 Way on the number one listened to Cigar Podcast in the world.

The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH and as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

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The flu is running rampant in the Northeast, and with David G under the weather and unable to taste anything we are pulling a wild card and changing up the show. Originally slated to be a blind taste test today we light up two cigars from The Cigar Authority Care Package.

We have heard it before, so many people want to open a cigar shop of their own. Well we have advice for you as we discuss the do’s and don’t and let you know why you are out of your mind for even considering or dreaming of the idea.

In the first hour we light up a cigar made at the Perdomo Cigar Factory, called Moolah and we will let you know our thoughts on this wallet friendly stick. In the second hour we travel to the Dominican Republic and pull something from the Tabadom factory as we light up the Griffin.

We also have Cigar News, a trip into the Asylum and the Classic 3 Way on the number one listened to Cigar Podcast in the world.

The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH and as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

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With bombogenesis a thing of the past and New Hampshire in the midst of an ice age with temperatures below zero degrees with as the question is cigar smoking a season thing? Cold, Snow, hot, muggy? What is the best weather condition for smoking a cigar, and what are the best types of wrappers for various weather patterns.

We will address that as we smoke Tattoo by Tatuaje Cigars and at the bottom of the hour David Garofalo will give his State of the Cigar Industry Address? What are the trends, and what can we expect moving forward?

In the second hour we will light up La Volcada from La Flor Dominicana, and enjoy some treats from Scotland.

We also have Cigar News, A trip into the Asylum and the Classic 3 Way on the number one listened to Cigar Podcast in the world.

The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH and as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

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In the first hour we will sit down and light up the 2016 Cigar of the Year from Jochy Blanco’s Indian Head Tobacco. The La Galera Connecticut will end its reign as champion and we will sit down with Jonathan Carney from La Flor Dominicana to discuss what’s happening with Litto Gomez and family. We will find out how their lives changed after Cigar Aficionado named them Cigar of the Year.

In the second hour we will unveil our Cigar of the Year, something we have been doing since 1992. What cigar will enter the circle of champions? You don’t want to miss this show, so be sure to tune in as we hand out this very prestigious award.

All that and the usual bag of tricks known of Debonaire Mr. J, Asylum Barry, Cigar News and a Classic 3 Way.

The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH and as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

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This week The Cigar Authority broadcasts live at a special time, 4pm (Eastern) on Thursday December 21st and we will be joined by the Director of Sales from United Cigar, Oliver Nivaud.

In the first hour we will light up a cigar from the care package that happens to be one of Barry’s favorite every day cigars, the Fleur de la Reine Maduro. We will also discuss the Top 10 Cigar listing from Aficionado, and see how we did with our predictions.

In the second hour, Oliver Nivaud will play the role of Santa where he has a special cigar for each of us. What will the cigar be? Tune in to find out what Santa brought us to light up. We will also discuss our favorite Christmas Movie, Foods and Songs because it is that most wonderful time of year.

All that and the usual bag of tricks known of Debonaire Mr. J, Asylum Barry, Cigar News and a Classic 3 Way.

The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH and as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

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Dave returns from Florida after making the trek last weekend to show his respects for Old Man Padron. He’ll fill is in on the Celebration of Life and let us know who was there and who he rubbed elbows with.

We will light up The Upsetters from Foundation Cigar Company as we sit down with Rick Ardito. We will discuss his history with Drew Estate, ACID and now his relationship with Foundation Cigar Company with brands like The Upsetters and the cigar we will smoke in the second hour, Tabernacle.

Last week the boys made their predictions on the end of year lists from Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Journal. With one list down, how did the boys perform? Will any have bragging rights?

All that and the usual bag of tricks known of Debonaire Mr. J, Asylum Barry, Cigar News and a Classic 3 Way.

The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH and as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at http://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

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