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#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 197th Take with Miguel Schoedel of Crowned Heads

#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 197th Take with Miguel Schoedel of Crowned Heads

January 24, 2022

This week, #ELOsoFumarTakes welcomes the return of Miguel M. Schoedel of Crowned Heads for #Take197. Miguel has been apart of some amazing years at Crowned Heads, but have any been like 2021? We'll ask Miguel this and more. Of course, we may talk a little baseball, dead presidents and more. Enjoy!

 

For this occasion, Miguel and I continue the #BettyWhiteChallenge and would like to raise awareness and spotlight two of Florida's proudest Humane Societies!

Learn more here:

http://floridahumanesociety.org/

https://www.humanesocietyncfl.org/

Please consider donating: 

https://www.humanesocietyncfl.org/donate/

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=2ZY1psByb52p1okGqYs6bNZJdhCr05mq5SWNq5A0VmzvkLDczrH1TOQZoKcbIRP0B2-lM1WRmSH1SvUZ&locale.x=US

 

https://www.cigaraficionado.com/top25/2021

https://elosofumar.podbean.com/e/elosofumartakes-195th-take-2021-top-10-cigars-of-the-year/

https://cigar-coop.com/2021-cigar-of-the-year

https://developingpalates.com/editorials/cigar-editorials/2021-cigar-year/

https://halfwheel.com/top-25-cigars-2021

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_the_Fans

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crosley_Field

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverfront_Stadium

 

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#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 196th Take with William Cooper of Cigar Coop

#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 196th Take with William Cooper of Cigar Coop

January 17, 2022

This week, #ELOsoFumarTakes welcomes the return of William Cooper for #Take196. Coop always has a #Take to share, but this week we focus on Cigar Coop's year in review. We also get in some predictions for 2022. Enjoy!

 

For this occasion, Coop and I continue to spotlight and raise awareness for Sepsis Alliance. 

You can learn more here: https://www.sepsis.org/

Please consider donating: https://www.sepsis.org/#

 

Cigar Coop Top Stories of 2021: https://cigar-coop.com/2021/12/2021-year-in-review-top-12-cigar-industry-stories-and-themes-of-2021.html

 

Cigar Coop Price Performance: https://cigar-coop.com/2022/01/2021-year-in-review-cigar-price-performance-rankings.html

 

List of NewYork Giants Head Coaches: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_New_York_Giants_head_coaches

 

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."-

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 195th Take - 2021 Top 10 Cigars of the Year

#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 195th Take - 2021 Top 10 Cigars of the Year

January 3, 2022

This week, #ELOsoFumarTakes #Take151 is one of the most anticipated #Takes of the year. It's that time again...our Top 10 Cigars of 2021. Who will take the crown? Will La Barba Cigars defend their title? You'll have to tune in to find out.

 

And for this occasion, I'll be raising money for K9s For Warriors, a worthy cause for worthy men and women and man's best friends.

 

Please Consider Donating: https://www.k9sforwarriors.org/

 

The updated criteria is below:

1) It's vitola based.

2) I had to have smoked the cigar for the first time in the last year and a half.*

3) It must not suck.

4)No limited edition cigars (i.e. TAA, shop exclusive) are eligible.

5) A previous number 1 cigar winner (blend-specific, i.e. 2017 Winner Espinosa Habano) cannot be on this year's Top 10 or repeat as winner.*

6) A company cannot have more than 1 cigar on the Top 10, however, may be considered for honorable mention.*

7)THE BIG ONE: frequency of smoke. Basically, I had to have the means AND opportunity AND did, in fact, smoke the cigar frequently.

 

#ELOsoFumarTakes 2020 Top Ten List (Last Year):

1) La Barba Cru RicMexi-Sol Gran Robusto
2) Dissident Bloc Box Pressed Lonsdale
3) Trinidad Espiritu Toro
4) Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Corona
5) HVC Serie A Perlas
6) Crowned Heads La Coalicion Sublime 
7) Room 101 Farce Maduro
8) Herera Esteli Brazilian Stalk Cut Lonsdale
9) Don Lino Africa Duma
10) Caldwell MAD MF Toro

 

 

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#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 194th Take with Pedro Gomez of Drew Estate

#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 194th Take with Pedro Gomez of Drew Estate

December 20, 2021

This week, #ELOsoFumarTakes welcomes Pedro Gomez Rodriguez of Drew Estate Cigars : The Rebirth of Cigars as our guest of honor for #Take194. The last time we spoke with Pedro, it was a very special collaborative interview with Cigar Coop at Drew Estate Barn Smoker in Clermont, Florida. It's been a couple of years, and Pedro, as usual, has been hard at work with all the good folks at Drew Estate. We catch up with Pedro and talk all things Undercrown and what its been like to be at the forefront of ushering in a new era of Drew Estate. Enjoy!

 

For this occasion, Pedro and I would like to continue spotlighting from last week - Operation: Cigars for Warriors

 

Learn more here: https://cigarsforwarriors.org/

Please consider donating: https://cigarsforwarriors.org/donate-now/

 

https://www.facebook.com/drewestatecigar

Drew Estate is about to make someone a whole lot richer!!! During its latest Freestyle Live show on the company’s Facebook Live page (facebook.com/drewestatecigar), Drew Estate announced that it will hold a Bitcoin Sweepstakes, with numerous incredible prizes during upcoming Freestyle Live events, including a Grand Prize of one full Bitcoin for a lucky fan to be announced during the Feb. 17, 2022, edition of Freestyle Live.
 

Entry into the unheralded Drew Estate Bitcoin Sweepstakes is simple. During each of the company’s three upcoming Freestyle Live events—Oct. 15 and Nov. 11 in 2021, and Jan. 20, 2022—the company will randomly select the names of five people who attend the online show and comment during specific times in each broadcast as potential winners of an assortment of fantastic prizes. The five winners from each of these three shows will create the contestant pool of 15 people eligible to win the Grand Prize Bitcoin. At the conclusion of the Feb. 17, 2022 edition of Freestyle Live, the Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected from this group.

 

Undercrown 10 releases:

https://cigar-coop.com/2021/05/cigar-news-drew-estate-announces-undercrown-10-to-commemorate-a-decade-of-undercrown.html

https://cigar-coop.com/2021/10/cigar-news-drew-estate-ships-undercrown-10-factory-floor-edition.html

 

Revamps Nica Rustica:

https://cigar-coop.com/2021/05/cigar-news-drew-estate-revamps-nica-rustica.html

 

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#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 193rd Take with Storm Boen of Operation: Cigars for Warriors

#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 193rd Take with Storm Boen of Operation: Cigars for Warriors

December 13, 2021

This week, #ELOsoFumarTakes welcomes Cigars for Warriors Co-Founder Storm Boen to sitdown for a very special #193rdTake! In 2019, Operation: Cigars for Warriors was given the highest honor given to a non-profit for its tireless work and complete transparency, with a Platinum rating. The entire #Take will be dedicated to our Armed Forces here and abroad. It's a #Take you don't want to miss. Enjoy!

 

Learn more here: https://cigarsforwarriors.org/

Please consider donating: https://cigarsforwarriors.org/donate-now/

 

Where can you drop off cigars? Here: https://cigarsforwarriors.org/donate-now/donation-drop-off-locations/

 

Get involved here: https://cigarsforwarriors.org/get-involved/

CATS: https://www.facebook.com/CATSCigarAficionadoTradeandSales

CATS Fest: https://catsfestival.com/?fbclid=IwAR3U4jekIe533Kyp1g36R6TTjAOFjd69OqhGY2NFbWW7NT64FFKMRjpA-OY

 

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#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 192nd Take with Sam Spencer and Fred Rewey for the 20th Anniversary of Ocean‘s 11

#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 192nd Take with Sam Spencer and Fred Rewey for the 20th Anniversary of Ocean‘s 11

December 6, 2021

This week, #ELOsoFumarTakes welcomes back Samuel Spencer of Micallef Cigars and Fred Rewey, Founder of Nomad Cigar Company to sit down for a very special #192ndTake. The year 2021 marks the 20th Anniversary of one of this century's most rewatchable films and arguably the best remake of all time. Ocean's 11 (2001) has a lot to dive into and Spencer and Rewey will do just that. We'll smoke cigars and realize we aren't in the middle of the fucking desert! Enjoy!

 

For this occasion, Fred, Sam and I would like to encourage everyone to #shopsmall & #shoplocal this holiday season and beyond.

 

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0240772/?ref_=m_tttr_tt

 

Ocean's 11 Trivia: https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0240772/trivia/?ref_=tt_ql_trv

 

Rusty's Food List:

- bar nuts (Ocean’s Eleven)
- cheeseburger, bacon (Eleven)
- chewing gum (Burn After ReadingOcean’s TwelveOcean’s Thirteen)
- cotton candy (Eleven)
-parfait
- ice cream/sorbet concoction (MoneyballEleven)
- Jamba Juice smoothie BAR)
- lollipop (Eleven)
- nachos (Eleven)
- shrimp cocktail (Eleven)

 

Fred has an IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3630412/

 

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#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 191st Take with Rob Rasmussen & Randy Griggs of A Flavor Odyssey and Cigar Dojo

#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 191st Take with Rob Rasmussen & Randy Griggs of A Flavor Odyssey and Cigar Dojo

November 29, 2021

This week, #ELOsoFumarTakes welcomes back a blast from the past (from #Take26) and a newcomer to sit down for #Take191. Rob Rasmussen and Randy Griggs of Cigar Dojo: A Flavor Odyssey will set down for a journey of taste, trust, and taxing good fun. We explore some personal traditions and pairings of food, drinks, and cigars. Enjoy!

 

For this occasion, Rob Rasmussen and I would like to spotlight Beyond Emancipation.

Learn more here: https://beyondemancipation.org/

Please consider donating here: https://beyondemancipation.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/beyondemancipation/donation.jsp

 

Check out A Flavor Odyssey: https://cigardojo.com/flavor-odyssey-podcast/

Their schedule: https://cigardojo.com/flavor-odyssey-schedule/

 

Some fun links from tonight: 

Colorado Bull Dog: https://www.thespruceeats.com/colorado-bulldog-cocktail-761032

Tawny Frogmouth: https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/tawny-frogmouth

21st Amendment Brewing:  https://www.21st-amendment.com/

 

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#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 190th Take with Pete Johnson & Ben Lee of Tatuaje Cigars & The Smoking Syndicate

#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 190th Take with Pete Johnson & Ben Lee of Tatuaje Cigars & The Smoking Syndicate

November 22, 2021
This week, #ELOsoFumarTakes is proud to bring you a very special #190thTake. Fall is a great season and in the premium cigar industry it brings forth some great annual traditions. For over a decade, Pete Johnson and the Tatuaje Cigars family have brought us - Monsters. This year we got to see the return of The Frank and the Monster Mash. The Smoking Syndicate's Ben Lee guest hosts as we welcome Pete back for one incredible dedicated #MONSTERTake! Enjoy!
 
For this occasion, we will be spotlighting Gulfstream Guardian Angels Rottweiler Rescue thanks to Pete again! Please consider donating here: https://www.ggarr.org/Donate.shtml
 
We kick things off discussing Formula One Racing, finding out more about Pete on every single take.
 
We followed this up with an awesomeSean Connery impression contest.
 
From there, regarding the recently released Monster Mash set we set down the journey that gave the premium cigar industry arguably its greatest annual series.  
 
 

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#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 189th Take with Chris Monaco of Amendola Family Cigar Company

#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 189th Take with Chris Monaco of Amendola Family Cigar Company

November 15, 2021

This week, #ELOsoFumarTakes welcomes in a first-time guest for our #189thTake. Chris Monaco of Amendola Family Cigar Co. sits down for some fun times and a little bit of rivalry discussion. Can the Red Sox fan keep his cool as he interviews the fan of the Bronx Bombers? We'll see. Plus, there's a lot going on with Amendola Family Cigar Co - we dive into all the changes and Monaco's journey as well. Enjoy!

 

For this occasion, Chris and I would like to spotlight Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

Learn more here: https://t2t.org/

Please consider donating here: https://dogood.t2t.org/give/320847/#!/donation/checkout

 

My interview with Amendola Family Cigar Co at PCA 2021:  https://cigar-coop.com/2021/08/pca-2021-report-amendola-family-cigar-company.html

 

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#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 188th Take - 4th Anniversary - with Tim Wong, Brian Motola & Dave Hayden of Pier 28 Cigars and Illusione Cigars

#ELOSOFUMARTAKES - 188th Take - 4th Anniversary - with Tim Wong, Brian Motola & Dave Hayden of Pier 28 Cigars and Illusione Cigars

November 8, 2021

This week, #ELOsoFumarTakes is celebrating FOUR YEARS OF #Takes. Of course, we welcome back our 1st Take's guest - Tim Wong of Pier 28 Premium Cigars. For our #188thTake, Tim is bringing special guests - Brian Motola "Big Dave" Hayden of Illusione Cigars. Brian, Dave, and Tim work together in a lot of ways. And Brian has been up to much more than just your typical "not industry standard" work.  Dave discusses the early days of Illusione.  We discuss the history of this small, yet powerful boutique company.  Dave also breaks down the real impact, growth and success of Epernay. We chat about all that at more as we celebrate 4 years of #Takes! Enjoy!

 

For this occasion, Tim and I are raising awareness for Cigars for Warriors.

Learn more here: https://cigarsforwarriors.org/

Consider Donating Here: https://cigarsforwarriors.org/donate-now/donate-funds/

 

https://www.illusionecigars.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pier28cigars/

 

Take 1: https://youtu.be/lAnE7RtMmok

Take 52 - 1st Anniversary: https://youtu.be/HWjq7wxz01M

Take 95 - 2nd Anniversary: https://youtu.be/g8pHiqKdqfc

Take 144 - 3rd Anniversary: https://youtu.be/4YHM51S1qls

 

 

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