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The Cigar Authority

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The Cigar Authority is a weekly news magazine featuring cigar discussions with Special Guests and Free Give Aways!!

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The Cigar Authority is a weekly news magazine featuring cigar discussions with Special Guests and Free Give Aways!!

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Fire!

By rickitikitembo - Nov 17 2019
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If you like cigars this is the ONLY podcast that I download and listen to Monday morning at work.

Great show

By Zuppy51 - Jun 09 2019
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Thanks for the entertaining content, great reviews.

iTunes Ratings

180 Ratings
Average Ratings
169
3
5
2
1

Fire!

By rickitikitembo - Nov 17 2019
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If you like cigars this is the ONLY podcast that I download and listen to Monday morning at work.

Great show

By Zuppy51 - Jun 09 2019
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Thanks for the entertaining content, great reviews.
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The Cigar Authority

Latest release on Jan 25, 2020

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The Cigar Authority is a weekly news magazine featuring cigar discussions with Special Guests and Free Give Aways!!

Rank #1: Cigar For Warriors and The Contenders

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This week we start off by smoking the last cigar from the November Care Package… It was Cigar of the Year for Two Guys Smoke Shop and The Cigar Authority.. BG Meyer Standard Issue.

We also welcome the Chairman of Operations of Cigars For Warriors, Storm Boen and we will let him now how many cigars have been raised so far for his amazing charity.

Lastly, we disclose the Contenders for Cigar of the Year.. Will your favorites make the cut? Tune in and find out…

All this and the usual shenanigans on The Cigar Authority!

Nov 28 2015

1hr 52mins

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Rank #2: Media | Can Dave Return To Cuba - Colin Ganley Guest

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A couple of months back David Garofalo visited Cuba and what he saw was shocking to him. So much so that he shared it in a series of articles that just didn't sit will with fans of Cuban cigars. Now Colin has gone back with another tour to Cuba and we ask him what everyone wants to know, is David allowed back to Cuba. We also ask what is different this time around compared to last trip. We find out the answers to those questions and reveal the nominees for the 2015 Cigar Journal awards.Join us for all the shenanigans known as The Cigar Authority

May 23 2015

2hr 1min

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Rank #3: Why Cigars Are Good For You

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Can cigars be good for you? We believe they are and this week will will tell you the reasons why cigars are good for you. David, Mr. J, Barry and Ed will discuss the benefits of smoking cigars as we fire up a couple of cigars.

In the first hour we will light up a cigar from the care package, La Gianna Havana Maduro Churchill and look at the perception of packaging changes and if it changes the taste of the cigar.

Each member of The Cigar Authority is part of the Cigar Journal tasting panel and we will fire up a cigar from the latest back of cigars. We will light up cigar number 2332 and share out thoughts on the cigar and review it life for the magazine on air.

Join us on The Cigar Authority, the most listened to cigar podcast in the world. 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/.

May 11 2019

1hr 54mins

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Rank #4: How to Taste & Age Cigars

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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/

Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

Jun 08 2019

1hr 42mins

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Rank #5: The Cigar Authority Pulls Back The Curtain on 2019 Sales

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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/.

Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

Jan 04 2020

2hr 1min

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Rank #6: Nick Perdomo, Pistols and Craft Beer

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On the heels of our Perdomo, Pistols and Pizza event in Nashua, New Hampshire we welcome into the studio Nick Perdomo where we discuss all things new from Perdomo Cigars...We will pair the new Perdomo Craft series with the appropriate beers and let you know how they change the game. All that and the usual insanity, on The Cigar Authority. 

Jun 13 2015

2hr 2mins

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Rank #7: Relearning The Cigar Essentials

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Relearning The Cigar Essentials. Here Dave's complete story inside the cigar business, and a little class in how to cut, light, smoke and enjoy Premium Cigars.,, what makes them premium and why cigars are so different than all other tobacco products.

Nov 10 2013

1hr 57mins

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Rank #8: The Cigar Authority Road Trip

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The Cigar Authority took the show on the road as we broadcasted live from Mickey Blake's in Southington, CT with guests Luis Rodriguez and Omar de Frias (Fratello Cigars)

Sep 13 2014

1hr 58mins

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Rank #9: Tatuaje Cigars w/ Pete Johnson

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Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars joins us in studio as we talk the Monster Series before he comes back on in the last half hour to dish what is new for 2015.

Oct 11 2014

2hr

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Rank #10: La Flor Dominicana Celebrates 25 Years w/ Guest Jonathan Carney

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This week we welcome to the show Mr. America, Jonathan Carney the VP of Sales from La Flor Dominicana. The company made it’s debut in 1994, and now in 2019 the company is celebrating their 25th Anniversary. We will catch up with the real Mr. Jonathan and find out all things LFD as we smoke an advance release of the 25th Anniversary Cigar.

In the second hour we will fire up a cigar from the care package in La Galera Habano Chavetta as we talk about a new bill that passed in the state of Maryland that will change the landscape of online cigar sales. It was the subject of a David Garofalo editorial that needs to be heard.

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/

Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

Jul 27 2019

1hr 52mins

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Rank #11: Sobremesa Brulee with Steve Saka and a Special Announcement

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The band is back together as Dave, Jonathan, Barry & Ed welcome Steve Saka to the show as they celebrate the launch of the Sobremesa Brulee. It’s the first Connecticut shade grown cigar from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust and we will dig into what made Steve make a cigar for the masses.

We will also have a special announcement surrounding a special cigar from Steve Saka so be sure to tune in to see when it will launch and how you can get it.

In the second hour we will fire up a cigar from the care package in Fratello as Barry & Jonathan critique Dave’s solo hosting performance from the week prior as they discuss their upcoming road trip later in the day. 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/

Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

Jul 20 2019

1hr 53mins

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Rank #12: How To Choose a Cigar

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So you are new to cigar smoking and walking into a humidor could be a daunting experience. So many cigars to choose from but where do you begin. Inspired by an upcoming article in Cigar Journal magazine we walk you through the process on how to pick a cigar. Choosing wisely could be the turning point to a life long passion or just a fad and we will offer our insights to help you make that decision.

This show isn’t just for novices because we’ve all picked up a cigar that just didn’t do it for us. We have some suggestions that will help you spend your hard earned money, wisely.

In the first hour we will smoke the United Churchill as we ask the questions, does gender matter? Size? Strength? Price? Brand? We will answer these questions and more.

In the second hour we will smoke the Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro as we unveil who will be making the 2020 Firecracker. We’ve had a lot of people guessing, but it’s time to pull back the curtain and make the announcement.

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/.

Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

Aug 31 2019

1hr 58mins

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Rank #13: Misconceptions About Cigar Smoking & Building A Home Smoking Room

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It's the moment Mr. Jonathan has been waiting for. This week he gets in David's pants although I am not sure it turned out how he expected. Dave and Ed Sullivan are away so Mr. J plays the role of Dave and Barry the role of Ed.

In the first hour they will fire up the Dos Hombres Candela as St. Patrick's Day is a week away. Due to popular demand we will revisit the GHOST method of fixing a lighter and look at some of the misconceptions about cigar smoking.

In the second hour we will fire up a limited edition size of the Plasencia Alma Fuerte called Robustus 1. We well welcome back to the show Sammy B as we discuss building a smoking room in your house.

Join us on The Cigar Authority, the most listened to cigar podcast in the world. We will have all the usually 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/.

Mar 09 2019

1hr 58mins

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Rank #14: Smoking Regius with Akhil & Exposing Cuban Secrets

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We are joined in studio by the world record holder of the most expensive cigar ever sold. He is also a brand owner from across the pond, Akhil Kapacee of Regius Cigars joins us in studio. Also we revisit Cuba with David Garofalo who has been sharing his story in a 6 part series here on The Cigar Authority, and we talk in detail about the secrets of Cuban cigars, that they do not want us to know. It will blow your mind. All that and all the usual hijinks that is The Cigar Authority. 

Mar 21 2015

2hr 8mins

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Rank #15: Is There A Doctor In The House?

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Dr. Gaby Kafie of Kafie 1901 Cigars joins the show as a guest from Miami, Florida where we will discuss how he went from a surgeon to a cigar manufacturer. Also, we will smoke the new Avo No. 2 and find out which one of us got named to a tasting panel for Cigar Journal magazine. Join us for the crazy madhouse institutional fun on the top educational cigar podcast on the internet, The Cigar Authority.

Jan 10 2015

2hr 8mins

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Rank #16: Rep X Talks About It All - Retailers, Brands, Road Life

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We've all seen the shows where someone sits in the shadows and the voice is changed as they blow the cover off of things. Well this week we have an unknown cigar representative coming in to do just that. Here he secrets about retailers, cigar brands and life on the road. This is bound to be our most controversial show to date.

In the first hour we will fire up the first cigar from the April Care Package. It's a cigar from Jochy Blanco down in the Dominican Republic as we fire up La Galera Maduro.

In the second hour of the show we will take a look at the new Avo Improvisation Series 2019 Limited Edition. It's our first show in our 10th year of our weekly broadcast.

Join us on The Cigar Authority, the most listened to cigar podcast in the world. 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/.

Apr 06 2019

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Rank #17: TCA Welcomes Jason Wood of Miami Cigar & Company

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It’s the 30th Anniversary of Miami Cigar & Company and joining from the 305 will be Jason Wood the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the company owned by Nestor & Mariana Miranda. We will fire up a cigar from the care package, the Nestor Miranda Special Selection as we discuss Don Lino Africa, Tatiana, Toscano and La Aurora.

In the second hour we fire up the HVC La Rosa 520 as we catch up on mail bags, and discuss last weeks after show. Did Jonathan Carney sugar coat his sugar tipped message? Will Barry say something that will get him in trouble? Tune in this week to find out!

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/

Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

Aug 03 2019

1hr 54mins

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Rank #18: John Carney from La Flor Dominicana

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John Carney from La Flor Domincana stops by The Cigar Authority to preview the 2014 IPCPR Releases and we smoke the new 1994 along with Capitulo II.

Jul 16 2014

1hr 58mins

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Rank #19: Erik Wentworth From Hammer + Sickle & Dave Returns From Las Vegas

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This week we welcome Erik Wentworth from Hammer + Sickle Cigars as we feature two cigars from the Care Package. In the first hour we will light up the Hammer + Sickle Series Unidas which was a collaboration between Hammer + Sickle and United Cigars. It’s a smoke that started its planning stage with the late Eric Hanson and we will you all about it before we move on to the 2nd cigar which is the Hammer + Sickle Trademark.

Throughout the show we will discuss the week that was, the last ever IPCPR Trade Show. We will talk the sites, the cigars, the good, the bad and the ugly. What did Dave smoke that wow’ed him. What did Dave buy for his stores?

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/

Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

Jul 06 2019

1hr 58mins

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Rank #20: What Cigars Do Celebrities Smoke?

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It’s time for the Mr. Jonathan Free broadcast. This week we light up the AVO Syncro as we take a look at the controversial Cigar Aficionado cover featuring Nick Jonas. We weigh in on our thoughts and we take a look at other celebrities that smoke cigars on and off the camera. We also take a look at the movies and the characters who smoked on camera.

In the second hour we light up the Davidoff Special R Anniversario which is the prime selection from the care package as we welcome Gary Marino the concrete breaking barista from Studio 21 Podcast Cafe.

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/.

Sep 28 2019

2hr 3mins

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We Prepare For Tobacco Plus Expo 2020

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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/.

Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

Jan 25 2020

1hr 59mins

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The After Show Talks About What’s Going on Behind the Scenes at PCA Tradeshow

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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/.

Jan 22 2020

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Passion & Myths of Toscano Cigars

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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/.

Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

Jan 18 2020

1hr 56mins

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The After Show Talks About Major Companies Pulling Out of PCA Trade Show

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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/.

Jan 15 2020

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State of the Cigar Industry Address

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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/.

Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

Jan 11 2020

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The After Show with More on Tobacco 21 Impact on Cigars

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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/.

Jan 08 2020

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The Cigar Authority Pulls Back The Curtain on 2019 Sales

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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/.

Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

Jan 04 2020

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The After Show Talks Tobacco 21

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This week The After Show discusses the Tobacco 21 law. How does this affect the cigar industry now and going forward? 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/.

Jan 01 2020

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The 2019 Cigar of the Year Announcement

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For the last 28 years, David Garofalo has announced the Cigar of the Year. It’s the only Cigar of the Year that allows you to vote and have your voice heard. Seven Contenders were announced in November, and today we will announce the winner fo the 2019 Cigar of the Year .

But first we light up a cigar from The Cigar Authority Care Package. It comes from a line that won Cigar of the Year back in 2012. The Atabey Idolos features a top secret blend only known to a select few and it is made in Costa Rica.

In the second hour we light up The Cigar of the Year and tell you how the decision was made. We pull back the curtain and tell you what goes into the selection of Cigar of the Year as we look back at past winners.

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/.

Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

Dec 28 2019

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The After Show Predicts the Winners of the Tobacco Business Awards

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This week The After Show discusses the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) and makes predictions about the winners of the Tobacco Business Awards. 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/.

Dec 25 2019

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How To Avoid Tickets From Cops For Smoking Cigars

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This week on the Cigar Authority we welcome to the show Mike LaRiviera the New England sales representative from Rocky Patel as we fire up a cigar from the care package; Rocky Patel LB1. We will sit down with Mike who is a retired police officer and ask him to get into our debate if you should inform an officer you are legally carrying when pulled over. We will also ask about breathalyzers and find out how you can get out of a ticket.. Dave will also ask Mike the 6 things you should never ask an officer of the law.

In the second hour we will look at our predictions for the #25, #11 and #1 cigar from Cigar Aficionado. How did we do? Did any of us even come close? We will do this while we light up a second cigar that has yet to be determined.

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/.

Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

Dec 21 2019

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The After Show: Why Did Davidoff Lie to Me?

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This week The After Show talks about the recent debacle with Avo Unexpected. What did Davidoff reveal?  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/.

Dec 18 2019

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Getting Debonaire With Indian Motorcycle and Phil Zanghi

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The Debonaire moniker on The Cigar Authority will always belong to Gentleman Chuck Morrison, but the man behind the Debonaire brand, Philip Zanghi will join us live today on the show while we smoke two cigars from his company.

In the first hour of the show we will smoke the Indian Motorcycle Connecticut as we look at the history of Mr. Zanghi in the cigar industry and how he ties into Rocky Patel.

In the second hour of the show we will look at the Cigar Journal Top 25 while giving our prediction for the Cigar Aficionado Top 25. How many will the boys get right, will they guess what they name Cigar of the Year.

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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Dec 14 2019

2hr 1min

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The After Show Interviews an Ashhole

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This week The After Show talks to Matt Tabacco, a new host on The Ashholes podcast. We learn more about Matt and put a dent in the listener email.  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/.

Dec 11 2019

24mins

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The Yankee Cigar Swap

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Tis the season to spread the wealth. This week the members of The Cigar Authority discuss the cigars they have been smoking and our selection might just inspire you on cigars to request or give for Christmas.

In the first hour we discuss those cigars while we smoke a cigar from The Cigar Authority Care Package for December. That cigar is the original Guardian of the Farm.

In the second hour we have a Yankee Swap and we gift each other cigars in the spirit of Christmas. We will also attempt to make a dent in all the viewer mail that has come in over the course of the year throughout.

We will do all of this while Barry takes the day off to have lunch in a van? Will he come back or has he had enough of the madness known as The Cigar Authority.

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/.

Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

Dec 07 2019

2hr 4mins

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The After Show Reviews Listener Feedback

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This week The After Show catches up on listener email.  The listeners have questions and The After Show has answers.  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/.

Dec 04 2019

28mins

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The End of the Cigar World As We Know It

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The biggest day of the year for retailers is Black Friday. However, over the years the day hasn’t become as big for mom & pop, brick and mortar retailers. It’s about to get a lot worse for the cigar industry industry if the government has it’s way. With H.R. 2339 looming the end of online cigar sales could be coming which could lead to the rebirth brick & mortar shops.

During the first hour of the show we will each pick a cigar from the Contenders Pack in a fantasy style draft. Who will get the first pick overall, and what will be the first cigar selected. While in the second hour we will do the same with the remaining three as we add the reigning Cigar of the Year; Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut to the mix.

If you listened the last few weeks, Mr. J has been begging for time to go through the massive pile of emails. Dave grants his wish in the final half hour of the show.

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/.

Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

Nov 30 2019

2hr 3mins

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The After Show Asks Nestor Miranda About the 2019 Cigar of the Year Contenders

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This week Nestor Miranda joins The After Show.  How does Nestor like his chances of winning the coveted Cigar of the Year?  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/.

Nov 27 2019

26mins

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The Contenders For the 2019 Cigar of the Year with Nestor Miranda

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Since 1992 David Garofalo has been announcing The Cigar of the Year. It is the only cigar of the year that allows you our listeners to cast a vote and have your voice heard. Seven cigars will be unveiled that make up the contenders and we will tell you how you can be a part of the process.

First however we will be joined by the owner of Miami Cigar & Company as we help launch the return of Don Lino Africa. The cigar is made at the AJ Fernandez factory in Nicaragua and we will share our thoughts on this cigar that Nestor Miranda holds near and dear.

In the second hour we will fire up the first of seven contenders. We will share our thoughts on the cigar as we tell you all the cigars on the ballot for Cigar of the Year. It’s one of our biggest shows every year and we look forward to the he big reveal,

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/.

Never miss an episode by subscribing to the show via Apple Podcasts and Podbean.

Nov 23 2019

2hr 4mins

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The After Show Discusses the End of Online Cigar Sales

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This week, The After Show discusses legislation which could mean the end of online cigar sales.  Will these new restrictions become law?  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/.

Nov 20 2019

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By rickitikitembo - Nov 17 2019
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If you like cigars this is the ONLY podcast that I download and listen to Monday morning at work.

Great show

By Zuppy51 - Jun 09 2019
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Thanks for the entertaining content, great reviews.