The Cigar Authority

The Cigar Authority

THE CIGAR AUTHORITY (TCA) is a weekly CIGAR PODCAST featuring guest interviews from tobacco growers, cigar makers and manufacturers, CIGAR NEWS and CIGAR REVIEWS. Join TCA for the longest lasting cigar podcast, voted The Ambassadors of Cigars by Cigar Journal Magazine, Voted the Top 10 Educational Podcasts by Podbean 4 years in a row and the most Listened to Cigar Podcast in the World and on the Internet. For you, THE CIGAR AUTHORITY, The Authority on everything Cigars. Listen to The Cigar Authority before you spend your good money on what could be a bad cigar or a great cigar. Whether you’re an amateur, a newbie, or a Cigar Aficionado you’ll learn something on every episode. Be sure to check out the TCA Daily Blog on www.TheCIgarAuthority.com, CIGAR RADIO at its finest and a proud member of The United Podcast Network.... Show More

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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 ... Read more

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June 19, 2019 28 min

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 cigar... Read more

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June 15, 2019 119 min

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 ... Read more

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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.2Guy... Read more

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June 8, 2019 102 min

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... Read more

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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 y... Read more

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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... Read more

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Today, on The After Show, we catch up on the email. A lot of it seems to center around mushrooms, dope and personal freedom. 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.2... Read more

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May 25, 2019 112 min

David is a veteran of the cigar industry and as a result he has been to more IPCPR trade shows than most. This week however he went to the candy convention on behalf of his other podcast, The Snack Authority. How do the two compare? What goodies did he bring back? This week on The Cigar Authority we pair candy with cigars. In the first hour we light up a Nub Cameroon as we feast on confectionary goodies. Will one pairing stand out ... Read more

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Today, on The After Show, we continue our discussion with Nelson Alfonso from Selected Tobacco. However, this discussion focuses on his work with the Cuban brands and his view on the state of cigar making in Cuba. 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 S... Read more

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We all know how important tobacco is when it comes to making a cigar. This week we look at what makes Atabey, Byron and Bandolero amazing cigars as we sit down with Nelson Alfonso and delve into how it fits into the name Selected Tobacco. In the first hour we will light up a cigar from the care package, Bandolero Traviesos as share the story of the mythical Bandolero. In the second hour we fire up an Atabey and share the legend sur... Read more

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Today, on The After Show, we continue the discussion on the health benefits of cigars. Why are they legalizing hallucinogenic mushrooms but attacking cigars? 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 ... Read more

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May 11, 2019 114 min

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... Read more

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Today, on The After Show, we continue the discussion on Altadis. We also get to some more 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/

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Everyone returns to their rightful seats this week in the aftermath of last weeks chaotic show. This week we look at building a new cigar brand for the long terms as we sit down with Mo Maali as we talk about his brand Patina Cigars. We will sit down and talk with him as we discuss the challenges of building a new brand for the long term in today’s market and the regulations facing the cigar industry. We will smoke Patina Cigars wh... Read more

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Today, on The After Show, we continue with a mostly naked Mr. Jonathan. Does he drink more rum? 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/.

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May 1, 2019 110 min

Today, on the After Show, we continue with a mostly naked Mr. Jonathan. Does he drink more rum? The After Show is brought to you by RoMa Craft Tobac. 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 o... Read more

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It’s the Barry show and The Cigar Authority plays musical chairs. Barry slides into the hosting seat, with David Garofalo sliding over to Mr. Jonathan’s seat who in turns slides into Barry’s seat. We will be joined by the owner of H New Media, Lawyer Frank Herrera as we look at the effects of FDA regulations. Are new cigars still being Trademarked? Is Substantial Equivalence a face? We will find out the answers to these questions a... Read more

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April 24, 2019 19 min

Today, on the After Show, we welcome urban artists 2ESAE and SKI better known as URNY and the duo behind Back to Back Cigars and the rebranding of Zino Platinum Exclusive Series. They answer some questions from the audienc. The After Show is brought to you by RoMa Craft Tobac. 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, Ciga... Read more

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April 20, 2019 104 min

It’s the backwards show! This week we do everything backwards as we welcome urban artists 2ESAE and SKI better known as URNY and the duo behind Back to Back Cigars and the rebranding of Zino Platinum Exclusive Series. The duo was in town to finish the kick-ass mural on Two Guys Smoke Shop in Nashua, NH now that the cold weather has finally broke. In the first hour we light up the Back 2 Back Nicaragua Robusto from the care package ... Read more

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