This week, Big Pete of Australia guest hosts for Dale. Special guest Nathan McIntyre of Emilio Cigars joins Bob and Pete during the live show. The Cigar of the Week (the COW) is the Pinar Del Rio 1878 Reserva Dominican Capa Oscura. (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 Gran Habano VL Gran Churchill, was provided by Scott Rohrer.
In the 'We've Got Mail' segment, Jeff Curtis has a question about "sungrown" tobacco; Dan Clague asks Bob and Pete to explain the term "English market selection"; Roger Miller asks about DogWatch's new accessibility on YouTube and Google plus; Qmarx wants advice on a situation that either creates a draw problem, or an uneven burn on one side of the cigar; Warren Kearney wants to know if cigar companys are doing enough to inform their customers of new and upcoming product releases; Scott Martin asks for a description of "earthiness" or "deep earthiness" as it relates to cigar flavors; Barry Simon has a comment about AJ Fernandez petite corona overruns; Craig has a question about tar and lowing the humidor's rh; Keith wonders if flaky ash really matters; Joel Scott asks about cigars with tight ashes for smoking in the car; Deter is curious about what Bob smoked before starting the show 7 years ago; and Steve Dorau remembers the DWCR cigar club.
In the live chatroom, Bruce Starke (Andex) wins a box of CommonWealth Cedar Spills. Rodd Heiden is this month's winner of a black Palio cutter.
In the 'What Else You've Been Smokin' segment, Bob talks about the Pinar Del Rio small batch reserva Maduro, the Antano Dark Corojo, the Flores y Rodriquez toro, and the El Tiante Red Label. Big Pete shares his thoughts on the Flores y Rodriguez Canonazo, the Pinar Del Rio small batch reserve habano, the Pinar Del Rio 1878 Cubano Especial Double Magnum, the Toro y Leon Habano Claro, the Humo jaguar, the Monte Pascoal, and the Ortega serie d no 8 maduro robusto.
Check out the live show and interact through the chatroom! Watch the show live every Friday night at 9 pm Eastern or view it later at your leisure: http://www.cigarmedia.tv/live/
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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 July'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.
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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- La Tradicion Cubana: http://www.tradicion.com/
- Miami Cigar and Company: http://www.miamicigarandcompany.com/
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- Monte Pascoal Cigars: http://www.montepascoalcigars.com/
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- Scotch Pro App: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scotch-pro/id457390580?mt=8
- Tranquilo Cigars: http://www.tranquilocigars.com/
- Vanderburgh Humidors: www.vanderburghhumidors