Lane: Welcome everyone to the show today. Harris and I are flying without Sean today. I think he is on vacation at the Redneck Riviera aka Gulf Shores, Alabama with the family. I know he took some great cigars to smoke on his trip. What are we smoking today?
La Palina El Diario Toro
Harris: I am smoking the La Palina El Diario Toro today.
Lane: For me today its the Filthy Hooligan by Alec Bradley. This is a cigar they release every year around St. Patrick’s day. It has a candela and maduro barber pole wrapper. I have been looking at one of these for awhile, excited to try it out. It is starting out as the typical Alec Bradley smooth medium profile. The wrapper is a Honduran Candela wrapper withe maduro wrapper over the Candela wrapper. I always wondered how they wrap barber pole cigars. Apparently they just layer one over the other. Interesting
TAA 2016 update
Harris: I just returned from the 2016 meeting of the Tobacconist Association of America in Puerto Vallerta, Mexico March 6-10. I love going to this meeting every year. It is the best retailers and best manufacturers together for a few days to eat, drink and learn together. So many great ideas come out of this every year. The format consists of meetings and seminars in the mornings and nice cigar dinners each night. Usually there are optional activities each afternoon (golf, shopping etc.). The keynote speaker this year was Jeffrey Hayzlett host of the C-suite on the Bloomberg network, former CMO of Kodak, and author of several books including his latest Think Big Act Bigger.
Also one of the seminars was an in depth update on the FDA and what is happening. The panel of speakers included representatives from Cigar Rights of America, Cigar Association of America, and the IPCPR. All experts on the topic. Look for an in depth article soon on our site with the info from their update.
about Jeffrey Hayzlett
Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business radio host of All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on CBS on-demand radio network Play.It. He is a global business celebrity, speaker, best-selling author, and Chairman of C-Suite Network, home of the world’s most powerful network of C-Suite leaders. Hayzlett is a well-traveled public speaker, the author of two bestselling business books, The Mirror Test and Running the Gauntlet. Hayzlett is one of the most compelling figures in business today.
Lane: I went to the beach again last week. Here is a list of the cigars I smoked
Wife: Java Mint
Me: Liga Privada T52 toro, Liga Privada Unico Dirty Rat, 262 Paradigm, Rocky Patel Super Ligero.
I stopped by PCB cigars in Panama City Beach, Florida and saw the owner Peter.
Padron 50th Anniversary 52×6.5 is it worth the price?
Patrick Vivalo leaves Vivalo cigars to join La Palina as the Southeast Sales Representative
Lane: Today is the first time I have ever used a cigar punch. Yes I know this is very surprising
Upcoming event at Cigars & More with Rocky Patel here in Person
Pizza on the Green egg by chef Lane
Lane: I learned something new about cooking pizza on my Green Egg grill. I was at this little mom and pop pizza place at the beach. They showed me a special trick with the crust. Tune in to learn what it is!
Harris: Are the Green Egg look alike grills as good as the original ? Primo etc.
FDA cigar update
Wine Taxes similar to what the FDA proposes for Cigars
Lane: We live in very favorable cigar times. I really hope the FDA does not screw this up.
Obama and how the proposed FDA regulation of premium cigars will affect availability of Cuban Cigars in the US.
It is no longer illegal to smoke Cuban Cigars while abroad for US citizens.