This week, Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars pays a surprise visit to the show. The Cigar of the Week (the COW) is the La Casita Criollo by Pete Johnson. (A big thank you to Tranquilo Cigars for providing this week's COW.) The cigar for the "What's my band?" segment of the show, the La Flor Dominicana Air Bender Maduro, was provided by Kip Fisher (TheCigarmy.com). Enter The Cigarmy's photo contest for new and existing CRA members to win a CRA cigar sampler worth over $100 and a Cigarmy coffee mug. As an added bonus, anyone who becomes a member during this period and uses Kip's referral number (0169) will also get a cigar or two from his humidor.
Dale and Bob talk about the latest legislative update from Cigar Rights of America, including the House panel warning off the FDA with regard to regulating premium cigars, and the defeat of Proposition 29 in California.
Herf Lines come in from Robert from Texas, Angry Bill (while visiting Craig Schneider in Chicago), and Big Pete from Australia who reviews this week's COW, the La Casita Criollo. In the 'We've Got Mail' segment, Rob Levine/Tacksman asks about Pete Johnson's new line, L’Atelier; Nelson Pidgeon wants to know if retro-haling can cause sinus health issues similiar to cigarettes causing lung health issues and whether roll-your-own tobacco is really mislabeled pipe tobacco; Don wonders if Bob and Dale have ever tried his favorite cigar, the Leon Jimenes 300 series; and Keith and Rodd have more tar buildup questions. In the live chatroom, Jason Shaffer wins a box of CommonWealth Cedar Spills.
Dale talks about what else he's been smoking this week, including: the Ortega Serie D No. 7, made in the My Father Factory, and the San Lotano Habano Lancero. Bob shares his thoughts on the Antonio Benitez Habano Rosado Toro, the Nica Libre Imperial and the Jesus Fuego Royal Nicaraguan.
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GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! You don't want to miss DogWatch Cigar Radio's first herf. Join us on July 27th starting at 6 pm for a live taping of the show and on July 28th from 10 am to 6 pm at Tranquilo Cigars in Melbourne Florida (about 1 hour's drive from Orlando, 2 hour's drive from Tampa and 3 hour's drive from Miami). Tickets are $35 and only 25 spots are available for this intimate gathering. Friday night will feature a live DWCR show with everyone in the crowd experiencing the Cigar of the Week and the Unbanded cigar. Saturday we will have a Tasting Seminar, meetings with manufacturers, lunch and door prizes. So far we have Monte Pascoal, Miami Cigar & Company, CigarVolante and Panacea Cigars, La Tradicion Cubana, Winston’s Humidor, Lou Rodriquez Cigars and Toro y Leon Cigars signed on to participate in the herf in some way. Also sponsoring the herf is Cigar Journal, Cigar Tourism and the Humidity Bead System (Cigarmony.com, Mark Neff). Special celebrity guest Frank Torre (he played for the Milwaukee Braves (1956–60) and the Philadelphia Phillies (1962–63) will also be on hand. Each registrant will receive a gift bag worth more than the $35 admission fee. To reserve your spot now, email Liz@cigarmedia.tv.
NEW RULES FOR THE PALIO CONTEST: Enter June's Palio contest to win a black Palio cutter by sending an email with a cigar fact or question to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Don't forget to include your mailing address and type "Palio" on the subject line.) All questions and facts will be discussed on the DogWatch show and one will be randomly selected as the winner. Remember you must re-enter each month to be eligible to win. May's contest winner of a black Palio cutter was Officer Paul.
Do you have a suggestion for the unbanded cigar of the week? Every week Bob and Dale include an “unbanded cigar” segment in their show in which they smoke a cigar without any markings and give their honest opinions. Bob then opens a sealed envelope and discovers the cigar’s name and manufacturer. If you have suggestions for the "What's My Band?" segment, or would like to provide 2-4 What's my Band? cigars, please email Executive Producer Liz at email@example.com. Anyone providing samples will receive a DogWatch Cigar Radio pin and sticker!
Do you have a Cigar Review or a comment about the show? If you call and leave a cigar review or comment on the herfline and it is played on the show, you will receive a DogWatch Cigar Radio pin and sticker! You can reach the Herfline at 321-594-4373 - or cigar.radio on Skype. You can also send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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