Simply Stogies

Episode 56: On the Patio with Giannis of the Vintage CLT

Source: https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-pycei-10649c0 I sit down with Giannis Koutsoupias, the Director of Business Development for the Vintage Whiskey and Cigar Bar in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the patio at the Vintage. We talk about Giannis’ cigar journey, the lessons learned from his time in the restaurant and hospitality sector, the friends he made in the cigar…

Read More

Episode 56: On the Patio with Giannis of the Vintage CLT

I sit down with Giannis Koutsoupias, the Director of Business Development for the Vintage Whiskey and Cigar Bar in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the patio at the Vintage. We talk about Giannis’ cigar journey, the lessons learned from his time in the rest…

Read More

Episode 55: Talking with Lucas from Oxford Cigar Company

Source: https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-9qm2d-104e7f7 James travels to sunny Orlando, Florida to have a conversation with Lucas Da Silva of Oxford Cigar Company. The pair sit outside next to large fans and a train station to discuss how Oxford Cigar Company does business, how they treat their customers, and their vision for the cigar industry. We also cover…

Read More

Episode 55: Talking with Lucas from Oxford Cigar Company

James travels to sunny Orlando, Florida to have a conversation with Lucas Da Silva of Oxford Cigar Company. The pair sit outside next to large fans and a train station to discuss how Oxford Cigar Company does business, how they treat their customers, and…

Read More

Episode 18: Capital Cigar Lounge

James and Tim visit Capital Cigar Lounge, located at 5505 S 16th St Ste 100, Lincoln, NE. The pair welcome Capital’s Humidor Coach, Jeff, to the show. The trio smoke an Alec and Bradley Kintsugi Robusto while drinking the “Eye Opener” from Bagels and Joe in Lincoln, NE. They review the cigar, the coffee, discuss…

Read More

Episode 54: Talking Shop with Deep South Cigars

Source: https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-vd7sb-1035380 I travel to sunny Orlando, Florida to chat live and in person with Jeremy and Donovan from Deep South Cigars. The three of us have a candid conversation about everything from politics, southern culture, diversity, family, cigars, self-promotion, the future, dating, starting your own business, and demystifying the cigar industry. This was a…

Read More

Episode 54: Talking Shop with Deep South Cigars

I travel to sunny Orlando, Florida to chat live and in person with Jeremy and Donovan from Deep South Cigars. The three of us have a candid conversation about everything from politics, southern culture, diversity, family, cigars, self-promotion, the futu…

Read More

Episode 17: On Safari with Caramelicious

James and Tim head to Omaha, Nebraska to visit Safari Cigars & Lounge. We meet with Jeff Doll, owner of Safari Cigars & Lounge, and talk about Safari, how they’ve faired during the pandemic, and introduce our Simply Stogies 5pk! Just give Safari Cigars & Lounge a call (website found at bottom) and ask for…

Read More

Episode 16: CAO Mortal Coil and Cafe Bustelo

James and Tim are at David’s Fine Tobaccos in Clive, Iowa and take the CAO Mortal Coil through its paces while sipping some Cafe Bustelo Coffee. The pair discuss a new show on the Creative Brain Candy Media Cooperative, how we carry our cigar accessories, the cigar industry’s use of social media, and our thoughts…

Read More

Episode 53: A Conversation with GSTN Cigars

Source: https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-kjdae-10202d6 I visit Capital Cigar Lounge in Lincoln, Nebraska to sit down and talk with Jeff Gaston. Jeff is the owner and founder of GSTN Cigar, who makes quality wood ashtrays for every budget and every need. Jeff and I discuss how he started his cigar journey and what led him to start GSTN…

Read More