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The holy trinity of a cigar is its filler, binder and wrapper. All parts of a cigar work together to create handmade art that cigar smokers love. Hear how master blenders combine tobacco and techniques to make premium cigars taste so good. Gues
If you love cigars, please don't be intimidated by your local cigar lounge. Many cigar shops also feature conversation spots where you can light up your purchase and chat with other patrons. Some questions to break the ice with cigar smokers: W
The nose knows! Learn why people smell cigar smoke. Hear how smoking experts judge the aroma of a cigar. Try this new cigar smoking technique to appreciate your next smoke even more.Guest: Altadis Cigars’ National Education Manager and Smoke Te
A real-life cigar experiment you SHOULD try at home! See for yourself why tasting cigars involves both your sense of smell and your taste buds. Create your own palate training kit using everyday items from your pantry, spice rack, mudroom, humi
Want to get better at identifying the flavors of a cigar? (And we're not talking flavor infused cigars.) You can learn how to build associations between your senses and what you’re tasting in premium tobacco. Join these cigar aficionados for a
Cigar smokers wanna know what the best cigar flavors are. Even if you smoke the #1 cigar, you might never experience its full flavor if you smoke a cigar too fast, judge a cigar when you first light it or try to set the record for the biggest a
Imagine “hearing” colors, “feeling” sounds and “tasting” shapes. That’s what synesthetes like Luciano Meirelles, president and CEO of Luciano Cigars, experience. Learn how Luciano's synesthesia has helped him identify nuances of different tobac
Don't ever wash a cast iron skillet! Learn how to cook a New York strip the right way, Omar’s way. Founder of Fratello Cigars, Omar de Frias defines medium rare, reveals what food NOT to pair with cigars and recommends what cigar to smoke after
Basketball and cigars! It’s Miami vs. Minneapolis. 6' 6" vs. 5' 10". Home-court vs. on-the-road. Watch who comes out on top in the legendary basketball shooting game, P-I-G as Boveda’s Rob Gagner takes on Caldwell Cigar Company Founder, Robert
Secrets behind making cigars revealed! Join us on the lanai at Robert Caldwell’s private home for a real talk with the founder of Caldwell Cigar Company. Hear from the character behind Blind Man’s Bluff, Long Live the King and Anastasia cigars.
Best explanation of a tobacco plant on the web! This cigar talk proves you don't have to spend a lot on a cigar to get a great smoke. Fuma cigars are made by repurposing the tobacco that's leftover after producing premium cigars. Hear how Ernes
Box Press is a cigar podcast where talking about the cigars is secondary, says host Rob Gagner. Instead cigar smokers learn about the personalities and the people behind popular cigar brands. Today have a cigar with President and CEO Nick Perdo
Join Boveda's Rob Gagner on a tour of Perdomo Cigars with the President and CEO of Perdomo Cigars, Nick Perdomo Jr.Learn about Rob's passion for Perdomo's Champagne 10th Anniversary Cigar, the secret behind why this Connecticut shade wrapped c
"We gotta put our pants back on. We'll be down there in a minute." Business start-up tip: even if you're already in your pjs, you get dressed when Carlos Fuente, Jr. invites you to a late-night dinner to talk packaging cigars exclusively with y
2022 marks Boveda’s 25th anniversary! Learn how the award-winning innovation for humidors and cigar packaging came to be. This cigar podcast is a combo of “How It’s Made” and “The Food That Built America” with Sean Knutsen, CEO, Tim Swail, EVP
Ease into your own leather recliner and grab a smoke with Boveda’s Rob Gagner and AdVentura Cigars’ Henderson Ventura. This cigar talk meanders as many do at a smoke lounge delving into hobbies, hammocks, never-will-I-evers, book recommendation
It’s like a 12-minute immersive experience in a cigar escape room! Join us as we search for unicorns, never-released samples and private blends in Willy Herrera’s cigar stash. Willy is one big dude—literally and figuratively—in premium cigars.
How do you judge a cigar? Focus on a cigar’s flavor, balance, construction and clean finish suggests HVC founder Reinier Lorenzo. A cigar with a clean finish won’t leave you with a weird taste in your mouth afterward—what smokers call ashtray m
Take a trip to Cuba in less than five minutes with HVC founder Reinier Lorenzo. See first editions, Cigar Aficionado top cigar of the year and more as Reinier opens up his personal humidor to Box Press host Rob Gagner.Reiner founded the small-
A true crime cigar story! Thieving jacka$$es sledgehammer their way into the back of a humidor and make off with $150,000 worth of limited-edition cigars BEFORE the owner had a chance to insure his new warehouse. His next move after installing
The first stop on the Miami cigar scene! Boveda’s Miami cigar tour features acrobats, a new celebrity cigar, stink bugs and other spine-tingling tales from cigar legend Jack Toraño. Espinosa Cigar’s brand ambassador gives host Rob Gagner a Knuc
Coming to you from the U.S. hot bed of cigars, Miami, Florida! Catch the new Box Press series as Boveda's Rob Gagner goes deep with Miami cigar legends, including:• Nick Perdomo, Jr. and son Nick III, Perdomo Cigars• Henderson Ventura, Ventura
Unicorn chasers, this one’s for you! Think you’re missing out not smoking Cuban cigars? Get your hands on these new small-batch sticks from Lampert, which were mistaken for premium Cubans by cigar lovers around the world. Blended by current GM
Are you overwhelmed when you visit a tobacco shop’s humidor? Approach the tobacconist to help you find the perfect cigar for you. Next, learn how to use all of your senses to enhance your smoking experience. Boveda’s Rob Gagner was shocked by w
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