This week The After Show talks about customer service. How can retailers compete by providing superior service to the customer?

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 all the controversy and separation in the cigar industry we prepare for the TPE – Tobacco Plus Expo 2020 where all parties in the tobacco world will unite. What is scheduled and what is not but will happen anyway… we’ll discuss today on The Cigar Authority.

We will look at the players in the industry from giant corporations to small family businesses and from the manufacturers to the retailers. Who will be there and who will not be in attendance. We will do this while we smoke a cigar from the care package, Aganosa Leaf Connecticut.

In the second hour, Dave will be leaving TPE for Miami to attend Super Bowl LIV. What are his plans and what will the boys do while he is gone. We will do this while smoking La Galera Anemoi.

We will have this 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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This week The After Show talks about the intrigue around who’s going and not going to the PCA tradeshow. Are companies being pressure to attend or not attend the show?

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/.

Fresh off his North American Sales Meeting in Doral, Florida we welcome Brand Ambassador Michael Cappellini of Toscano Cigars to the show. We catch up with him to see how 2019 was, how 2020 is shaping up as he visits us Live at the Toscano Sound Stage of Studio.

He is bringing with him some of his award winning Limoncello as we drink up and smoke a cigar from the care package, Toscano Garibaldi.

In the second hour we will recap the Meatball which took place on January 16, 2020 at Two Guys Smoke Shop and we will let you know if Steve Saka defended his balls in victory or if he was kicked on and stomped on with a new winner being crowned victorious.

We will have this 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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This week The After Show has more to say about Altadis, Davidoff, Drew Estate and General’s announcements about not exhibiting at the PCA 2020 Trade Show. What else does Dave have to say?

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 2019 behind us it’s time for Dave to give his 2020 State of the Cigar Industry Address. What trends did 2019 see happen. Was cigar production up or down? How did the cigar producing countries fare? What will 2020 bring? Is the cigar industry in an upward or downward trend? Dave takes a look at it all in one of our most popular shows each year. We will do this while smoking a cigar from the care package, Hammer + Sickle Berlin Wall Robusto.

We will have this 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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This week The After Show has more to say on the Tobacco 21 law and how it impacts cigars now and in the future. Some of our listeners also wrote in with their thoughts. 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/.

We start the year with a show full of information. First we welcome Jim Price from CLE/Asylum to the show as we look back on his 2019. How many miles did he put on his car? Did he hit his numbers? Then we look into the future and see what 2020 has in store for Christian Eiroa and Tom Lazuka. We will do this while smoking the first cigar from the Care Package for the new year, Asylum Medulla Oblongata Maduro.

In the second hour we will discuss Dave’s trip to Miami where he was a guest at the Perdomo National Sales Meeting. What information did he find out? We will have the inside scoop that only The Cigar Authority can bring you.

Additionally, David Garofalo pulls back the curtain. What was the top selling cigar? What cigar sold the most in dollars and what cigar sold the most units along with what price point has the top selling cigars?

We will have this 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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