Note: After no shortage of technological fiascos and forays into new territory, we’re about to get all caught up. The next few episodes to publish are very late, but finally are arriving…and we’re working out the broadcast troubles we’ve experienced the past couple months to hopefully be back to regularly scheduled programming very soon! Here’s the quick and dirty for Episode 197
El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme
Craig: FFS, it’s a cigar….
Quick & Dirty Show Summary
Facebook (and, by extension, Instagram) goes after alcohol and tobacco sales and giveaways on the platforms – between private individuals. There are exceptions, such as genuine brick and mortar shops, etc. But, no more trading between consumers. What’sit mean? What’s it matter?
Son of a Mother. Cigars International will be soon opening a 9500 ft^2 retail operation in Wesley Chapel, FL….very near my old stomping grounds. Large humidor, bar, indoor/outdoor smoking areas….even a conference room. This could have been my office.
Nicaragua’s cigar festival – Puro Sabor – will return in 2020. Registration is open, and comes in at $1600 per ticket plus airfare. Here’s a link to the website.
The allegations against Jose Dominguez have taken a step with his arrest in Santiago by the DNCD by request from the US. If he goes to trial and is found guilty, he faces up to 5 years in federal prison and a hefty monetary penalty. He’s accused of defrauding the US of $1.8million in SCHIP taxes.
A number of the on-again/off-again Dunhill blends will be coming back around under the Peterson brand. This appeared like an internet rumor, but has been confirmed by Lane Ltd. personnel. The blends are claimed to be the same as they have been produced in recent years (as with all longstanding blends, there’s a long and storied past, with many blenders and blend changes; hence the ‘recent years’ comment).