Prime Time Episode 67 Audio: Willy Herrera, Drew Estate

September 22, 2018

For Episode 67, Willy Herrera, the Master Blender at Drew Estate makes his Prime Time debut. We will look at Willy’s journey from El Titan de Bronze to becoming the master blender at Drew Estate. We will also catch up on some of Drew Estate’s recent projects.

In our Debonaire Ideal segment we look at the impacts the late Arsenio Ramos had on the cigar market, and in our Deliberation Segment we talk about national cigar launch events – and whether they accomplish what they are intended to do

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Prime Time Episode 67: Willy Herrera, Drew Estate

September 22, 2018

For Episode 67, Willy Herrera, the Master Blender at Drew Estate makes his Prime Time debut. We will look at Willy’s journey from El Titan de Bronze to becoming the master blender at Drew Estate. We will also catch up on some of Drew Estate’s recent projects.

In our Debonaire Ideal segment we look at the impacts the late Arsenio Ramos had on the cigar market, and in our Deliberation Segment we talk about national cigar launch events – and whether they accomplish what they are intended to do

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Prime Time Episode 66 Audio: Terence Reilly, Aganorsa Leaf

September 14, 2018

For Episode 66, we welcome Terence Reilly of Aganorsa Leaf. We will get the story behind this company and why the Aganorsa Leaf tobacco is considered some of the best in the world. We'll also discuss the company's recent rebrandinng and releases that were launched at this year's IPCPR Trade Show.

In our Debonaire Ideal segment we will talk Boston Sports with Terence, and in our Deliberation Segment, we will look at the announcement of Fred Rewey selling Nomad Cigar Company selling to Ezra Zion.

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Prime Time Episode 66: Terence Reilly, Aganorsa Leaf

September 14, 2018

For Episode 66, we welcome Terence Reilly of Aganorsa Leaf. We will get the story behind this company and why the Aganorsa Leaf tobacco is considered some of the best in the world. We'll also discuss the company's recent rebrandinng and releases that were launched at this year's IPCPR Trade Show.

In our Debonaire Ideal segment we will talk Boston Sports with Terence, and in our Deliberation Segment, we will look at the announcement of Fred Rewey selling Nomad Cigar Company selling to Ezra Zion.

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Prime Time Special Edition #39 Audio: Dr. Gaby Kafie, Kafie 1901 Cigars

September 12, 2018

For Special Edition 39, we welcome Dr. Gaby Kafie, owner and founder of Kafie 1901 Cigars to Special Edition. We will talk all things Kafie 1901 Cigars including Dr. Gaby Kafie’s journey into the cigar business. Dr. Kafie is also the founder of the Boutique Cigar Association of America (BCAA) and we will learn about that effort. Plus we will highlight Dr. Kafie’s perspective on the FDA.

Bear and Coop discuss a competitive situation between two retailers and a manufacturer and weigh in on the article, “The 20 Best Cigars that Smoke Like Cubans”.

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Prime Time Special Edition #39: Dr. Gaby Kafie, Kafie 1901 Cigars

September 12, 2018

For Special Edition 39, we welcome Dr. Gaby Kafie, owner and founder of Kafie 1901 Cigars to Special Edition. We will talk all things Kafie 1901 Cigars including Dr. Gaby Kafie’s journey into the cigar business. Dr. Kafie is also the founder of the Boutique Cigar Association of America (BCAA) and we will learn about that effort. Plus we will highlight Dr. Kafie’s perspective on the FDA.

Bear and Coop discuss a competitive situation between two retailers and a manufacturer and weigh in on the article, “The 20 Best Cigars that Smoke Like Cubans”.

References

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Prime Time Episode 65 Audio: Hand Rolled

September 7, 2018

For the first time, the story of the premium cigar industry is being told in a motion picture. The film is called “Hand Rolled – A Film About Cigars” and we welcome the directors of the film, Steve Gherebean and Jesse Mariut to Prime Time. We will get some insights into how this project came about and what the audience can expect from the film.

NFL Season kicks off tonight and in our Debonaire Ideal segment, we will make some NFL picks for over/under in terms of wins. Finally, in our Deliberation Segment, there was a controversial article in the Robb Report about “The 20 Best Cigars that Smoke Like Cubans”. We will break down the article and discuss the controversy behind it.

References

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Prime Time Episode 65: Hand Rolled

September 7, 2018

For the first time, the story of the premium cigar industry is being told in a motion picture. The film is called “Hand Rolled – A Film About Cigars” and we welcome the directors of the film, Steve Gherebean and Jesse Mariut to Prime Time. We will get some insights into how this project came about and what the audience can expect from the film.

NFL Season kicks off tonight and in our Debonaire Ideal segment, we will make some NFL picks for over/under in terms of wins. Finally, in our Deliberation Segment, there was a controversial article in the Robb Report about “The 20 Best Cigars that Smoke Like Cubans”. We will break down the article and discuss the controversy behind it.

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Prime Time Special Edition #38 Audio: Scott Pearce,, IPCPR

August 29, 2018

On Special Edition #38 we are honored to welcome the Executive Director of the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association, Scott Pearce. We will discuss the workings of IPCPR from everything from the legislative efforts to the lightning rod known as the IPCPR Trade Show. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss. Plus, Bear and Coop discuss why there still is a misconception among many mainstream media that cigar smoking is still considered a luxury activity.

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Prime Time Special Edition #38: Scott Pearce,, IPCPR

August 29, 2018

On Special Edition #38 we are honored to welcome the Executive Director of the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association, Scott Pearce. We will discuss the workings of IPCPR from everything from the legislative efforts to the lightning rod known as the IPCPR Trade Show. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss. Plus, Bear and Coop discuss why there still is a misconception among many mainstream media that cigar smoking is still considered a luxury activity.

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