35 episodes

A podcast for new cigar enthusiasts and cigar aficionados.

Simply Stogies James Giehm

    • Hobbies
    • 4.7, 13 Ratings

A podcast for new cigar enthusiasts and cigar aficionados.

    Episode 35: Project E Gran Ola Review

    Episode 35: Project E Gran Ola Review

    I give you my review of the Epic Cigars limited edition Project E Gran Ola. You can follow along with my review here. I also go over our new Statement of Ethics and why it's important to our staff and to our fans.
     


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    • 27 min
    Episode 34: Getting to Know Our New Content Director, Matthew Kang

    Episode 34: Getting to Know Our New Content Director, Matthew Kang

    James welcomes the new Content Director/Editor of simplystogies.com, Matthew Kang. Matthew discusses his cigar journey, and how his real job at Eater LA will help us give us some direction. We also talk a little COVID-19, and Matthew mistakes a travel humidor for a takeout box.


    James also announces a brand new Cuban Cigar review, a new pipe tobacco reviewer, and a new YouTube Channel featuring a new show called, Simply Stogies Presents: Cigars and Coffee hosted by Tim Allen and James Giehm.

    • 44 min
    Episode 33: Up and Down with Phil Ledbetter from Up Down cigars

    Episode 33: Up and Down with Phil Ledbetter from Up Down cigars

    I had the opportunity to sit down with co-owner of Up Down Cigar (located at 1550 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL) and current PCA Board Member, Phil Ledbetter. Phil and I discussed his cigar journey, starting from pipe smoking and going all the way through his becoming co-owner of Up Down Cigar. We discussed the cigar industries love limited editions, the cigar community, how COVID-19 has affected his business and business model, the PCA, the FDA, and the cigar industry in general. It was a fantastic conversation, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
     


    You can contact Up Down Cigar toll free by calling (800) 5UPDOWN. You can also reach them at  (312) 337-8025 or at http://www.updowncigar.com/index.cfm  Please visit Up Down Cigar at 1550 N. Wells, Chicago, IL 60610. You can email Phil directly at phil@updowncigar.com 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 32: Catching Up with Glynn Loope

    Episode 32: Catching Up with Glynn Loope

    I get to catch up with the Executive Director of the Cigar Rights of America, Glynn Loope. We discuss how COVID-19 has impacted cigar retailers and manufacturers, the government's response, and the current fight against regulation and why it's so important given the global pandemic. We also discuss the cigar industry as a whole, we talk about the political divide in the country right now and how cigars can help bring everyone together.
     


    Please, join the fight against Federal regulation of the cigar industry by supporting the Cigar Rights of America at https://www.cigarrights.org/ and becoming a member!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 31: Zooming with Andy Yaffee of Micallef Cigars

    Episode 31: Zooming with Andy Yaffee of Micallef Cigars

    I sat down, via Zoom, with Andy Yaffe, National Sales Director for Micallef Cigars. Andy tells the story of how his cigar journey began, how he came to in the cigar industry, and the friendships he has made. Andy and I then have a frank discussion on the impact COVID-19 has had on local B&Ms, and how Micallef is making good on their promise to support brick and mortar retailers, including Micallef's new Phoenix Program fro retailers. . We also talk about the PCA, trade shows, and the industry at large. It was a great conversation! 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 30: Cigar Scanner App and Hygrometer Review

    Episode 30: Cigar Scanner App and Hygrometer Review

    This week, I quickly gives my thoughts on the PCA cancelling the 2020 trade show and how this presents the PCA with a unique opportunity for change; change for themselves, and change for the industry. I then jumps into my review of the Cigar Scanner Application and the Cigar Scanner WiFi Hygrometer and Thermometer. I discuss my experience using both their cigar tracking application and their wireless hygrometers that work with the app.
    *All equipment was purchased by me, and I am in no way affiliated with or paid by Cigar Scanner or Neptune Cigars.
    Full Cigar Scanner app review found here.
    Full Cigar Scanner WiFi Hygrometer and Thermometer found here.
    Cigar Scanner WiFi Hygrometer and Thermometer

    • 46 min

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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