Dave is at IPCPR so today we come at you live on tape. We take a look at the 2019 IPCPR and go over a list of cigars that will make their debit at last IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas as next year it gets rebranded as the Premium Cigar Association. As we look over a list of 45 manufactures and well over 100 new cigars we fire up the Plasencia Alma de Campo which was part of The Cigar Authority Care Package. Will Plasencia have anything new at the show? Tune in to find out what is coming from Nestor Plasencia. 

In the second hour we light up a cigar that will be featured at the United Cigar booth. It’s a cigar that has some controversy tied to it as it is made from stems. There is nothing worse than cutting a cigar and seeing a stem at the cap, but as it turns out this only a visual faux pas. You see stems are an integral part of the blend as they add flavor and strength to the cigar. We light up El Tallo which has 100% of it’s fillers made from stems. We will break down the cigar and show you what the inside looks like and share our thoughts on this stick. 

We will have all the usual suspects including Versus, Offer of the Day, Cigar News and a peek into the Asylum.

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/

Today, on The After Show, speculation abounds on the IPCPR name change.  What does the change to PCA mean for retailers and manufacturers? Some listener email causes a stir. The After Show is brought to you by RoMa Craft Tobac.

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/.

If you have to sum up this week in one word it’s Explosive.

First we will start with the one that was planned. Since 2006 David Garofalo has released a cigar called The Firecracker. It’s a limited edition stick that comes out at least once a year. This year, that honor was bestowed to Kristoff cigars and we fire up the Pistoff Kristoff Firecracker in the first hour.

We will catch up with New England sales representative John Fazzi and find out what new with the company owned by Glen Case.

In the second hour we will discuss the other explosive news of the week as Barry broke the story about IPCPR becoming the Premium Cigar Association (PCA). He got wind of the news from his well placed sources and with a little investigative journalism he reveal the name change and the new logo. We have thoughts on wether this is good for the industry or bad for the industry as we all weigh in on what could be the beginning of the end for the most well know cigar show in the world.

We will do do this as we light up the Eiroa Jamastran 5 x 50.

We will have all the usual suspects including Versus, Offer of the Day, Cigar News and a peek into the Asylum.

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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Today, on The After Show, Dave’s daughter Gianna joins to dish some dirt. Dave also talks about the upcoming IPCPR and speculates on what might happen.  The After Show is brought to you by RoMa Craft Tobac.

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/.

Dave is back from Miami as we celebrate Father’s Day with Dave’s Daughter La Gianna.

Each year Two Guys Smoke Shop hosts an annual sit down dinner featuring the Father & Son or Daughter brand owner. This year we celebrate with Father (David Garofalo) and his Daughter as the La Gianna brand celebrates its 25th Anniversary. We sit down with Gianna herself as we learn about her history with the cigar industry. We will fire up a cigar from the Care Package as we light up La Gianna Natural Torpedo as we put Gianna on the hot seat and maybe get her to dish the dirt on her Father.

In the second hour we will light up the La Gianna Maduro Torpedo as we continue our conversation with Father & Daughter. We will have all the usual suspects including Versus, Offer of the Day, Cigar News and a peek into the Asylum.

We will have all the usual suspects including Versus, Offer of the Day, Cigar News and a peek into the Asylum.

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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Today, on The After Show, we talk about cigar accessories. We share out thoughts on lighters, cutters, humidors and more. The After Show is brought to you by RoMa Craft Tobac.

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/.

With Dave Garofalo in Miami the boys are in charge. This week they take a couple of mailbags and turn it into a show.

In the first hour Mr. Jonathan addresses the question, “How do you guys taste all those flavors you mention every week?” While some of us think Mr.J makes them up, there is actually a science behind it. Mr. J shares information about our palates, olfactory receptors and flavor wheels. We will even share some tips on how to make it easier to taste the notes we do all while smoking the Perdomo Champagne Epicure from the Cigar Authority Care Package.

In the second hour Barry will address a question that came in last week about aging cigars. Not every cigar will age well, and the same brand from different vintages might not age the same. However, there are tips to aging cigars and what to look for to determine of there is a chance they will age well. We will do this while we smoke the La Flor Dominicana 50th Segunda Edition TAA.

We will have all the usual suspects including Versus, Offer of the Day, Cigar News and a peek into the Asylum.

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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Today, on The After Show, we talk about our favorite varieties of tobacco and tackle some listener email. From Pelo de Oro to Pennsylvania broadleaf, there’s something for everyone. The After Show is brought to you by RoMa Craft Tobac.

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/.

How important is a cigar blender and what role do the play when it comes to a cigar? We will interview Willy Herrera from Drew Estate Cigars as we talk about his path from small boutique factory in Calle Ocho (Miami), Florida to one of the largest in Esteli, Nicaragua.

In the first hour of The Cigar Authority we will light up the Herrera Esteli Brazil Maduro Toro Especial from the Care Package as we share our thoughts on this cigar that started showing up at retailers the end of 2018.

In the second hour of the show we will fire up a cigar that was exclusive to TAA Stores such as Two Guys Smoke Shop with the Don Pepin Garcia Original 2019 TAA Exclusive. We will share our thoughts on this cigar and catch up on some mail bags as well.

We will have all the usual suspects including Versus, Offer of the Day, Cigar News and a peek into the Asylum.

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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