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The Tobacco Leaf Lounge Showcase 2023
56:58Join The Cigar Purveyor as he made his way to Jessup, Maryland and sat down with Rahul Gupta, the owner of the Tobacco Leaf. During the visit The Cigar Purveyor finds out what's new, what was upgraded, and what cigars are at the Tobacco Leaf. A true gem in the Maryland area. A must visit!
A conversation with Glynn Loope, Executive Director of The Cigar Rights of America. 9/28/2020
1:42:10Join the Cigar Purveyor as he journeys to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to an undisclosed location to interview the executive director of the CRA, Mr. Glynn Loope. In what could be the last interview that Mr. Loope grants as his role as director, the Purveyor learns that after 11 years and 9 months fighting to protect the premium cigar industry that Mr. Loope is a true patriot and protector of the leaf. This is one episode of the Purveyor Zone that you do not want to miss.
Showcase of Somers Point Cigar Lounge on 8/31/2020
56:08Audio Podcast Version:Join the Cigar purveyor as he journeys to the town of Somers Point New Jersey and stopped in at Somers Point Cigar Lounge. During his stay at this incredible cigar lounge the purveyor interviews Steve Ortiz, the owner of this cigar Oasis.The Cigar Purveyor showcases this wonderful location and shows a cigar lounge done the right way. Whether you smoke occasionally or you are a connoisseur you own it to yourself to check out this cigar smokers' dream lounge. We also learned that Somers Point Cigar Lounge has done relatively well during the pandemic and that they have a very loyal customer base that wants to see them stay in business through the rest of the year and many years into the future. We talked about upcoming events like the Regius Cigars event on September 25, 2020,￼￼ as well as our recent FDA victory for the premium Cigar industry and how it has earned us some relief for the foreseeable future. So sit back, pour yourself a libation, light up your favorite cigar, relax and prepare for the Cigar Purveyor to take you on a journey into one of New Jersey's finest cigar shops and lounges. That shop is Somers Point Cigar Lounge, so be sure to support them and all small businesses during these challenging times. Thank you for joining us on this episode of the Purveyor Zone.#cigars #manestreetcigars #thecigarpurveyor #thepurveyorzone #regiuscigars #2020 #NJ #woodbridge
A conversation with Alex Martinez of Mane Street Cigars on 08/25/2020
32:36Join the Cigar purveyor as he journeys to the town of Woodbridge New Jersey and stopped in at Mane Street Cigars. During his stay at Mane Street Cigars the purveyor interviews Alex Martinez the general manager for a follow-up conversation. We learned that Mane Street Cigars has done relatively well during the pandemic and that they have a very loyal customer base that wants to see them stay in business through the rest of the year and many years into the future. We talked about upcoming events like the Regius Cigars event on September 24, 2020,￼￼ as well as our recent FDA victory for the premium Cigar industry and how it has earned us some relief for the foreseeable future. So sit back, pour yourself a libation, light up your favorite cigar, relax and prepare for the Cigar Purveyor to take you on a journey into one of New Jersey's finest cigar shops and lounges. That shop is Mane Street Cigars, so be sure to support them and all small businesses during these challenging times. Thank you for joining us on this episode of the Purveyor Zone.
Cigar Lounge Showcase with The Tobacco Leaf in Jessup, Maryland.
55:28Join the Cigar Purveyor as he travels to Jessup, Maryland to visit The Tobacco Leaf. This cigar smokers oasis is quite a gem and one that you should defiantly visit while in the Baltimore DC area. Find out first hand from The Tobacco Leaf's owner, Rahul Gupta as he takes us on a journey through his fine establishment. Enjoy this Cigar Lounge Showcase, only from The Cigar Purveyor.
The Cigar Purveyor visits Your Cigar Den on 08/07/2020
31:56Join The Cigar Purveyor as he travels to State College, PA to catch up with Tony Ghaffari, of Your Cigar Den. During the interview, The Cigar Purveyor learns that Havana-Fest has been canceled. However, not to be defeated by the pandemic, we also learn how Tony and his team pivoted and set up three up and coming events; The Black and White Dinner, Havana Night, and Oktoberfest. The Cigar Purveyor also learns what Your Cigar Den has done to keep his customers safe during the era of Covid-19 and how Tony and his team kept his business going through these challenging times. All this and more on The Purveyor Zone with your host Ron "The Cigar Purveyor" Melendi.
The Cigar Purveyor visits Lit Cigar Lounge on July 23, 2020
46:40Join the Cigar Purveyor and Artie Weiner of the Lit Cigar Lounge as they discuss the current state of affairs as it relates to the world of cigars. The pandemic, murder hornets, aliens, cigars, and other other surprises, only on the Purveyor Zone.
Three men in a room, cigars, and bourbon. What more do you need?
1:26:38What do you get when you have three men in a room, cigars, and bourbon? You get things done, that’s what. Join the Cigar Purveyor, Mike Bellody, and Artie Weiner as we discuss topics such as; The origin of the Ehrlich brand, issues with taxes and over regulation, the Cigar Rights of America and how you can get involved, the current threats to the premium cigar industry, how you can support your local brick and mortar, a trip into Brooklyn to hunt for the world’s best pizza, and of course the wonderful cigars that Mike Bellody has brought to market. All on The Purveyor ZoneRecorded at the Lit Cigar Lounge on December 21, 2019Warning: Make sure you eat before listening to the pizza segment. That’s all I will say. Incredible.Only on The Purveyor Zone!Brought to you by:The Cigar Purveyor
Cigars, Awards, Twelve Days of Christmas, Elves, all while trying to find food in State College at 11:30PM on Friday the 13th!
51:07Join the Cigar Purveyor and Tony Ghaffari of Your Cigar Den as we discuss what makes for incredible events at Your Cigar Den, located in State College, PA. The Purveyor also learns about a special award that Tony had recently received, a current helping of Cuban food, that State College is a drinking town with a football problem, The Graduate Hotel, finding food in the midnight hour, and that elves really do exist.
Artie does it his way, at Lit Cigar Lounge!
47:37The Cigar Purveyor visits Lit Cigar Lounge in Swedesboro, NJ. The Purveyor meets Artie Weiner and learns how Artie who is the General manager, has turned things around by not only expanding his humidor selection but also by offering a first class experience to his customers. He is passionate, humble, and knowledgeable. His personality, dedication, and commitment to the world of cigars makes Lit Cigar Lounge a must visit when visiting south Jersey. Oh, he also loves to sing Frank Sinatra which he often does during karaoke night. One of many experiences that are offered at Lit Cigar Lounge.