As a milestone, this is our 1000th published article on Cigar Coop.   We’re very proud to include actor and entrepreneur Joseph R. Gannascoli as a feature in our 2012 Cigar Conversation Series.   Gannascoli was our first interview that was done at 2012 IPCPR in Orlando, Florida.  Not only do we thank him for the interview, but helping set up our next Cigar Conversation in this series.

Catching up with Joe Gannascoli is like catching up with an old friend.  He is best known for his role as Vito Spatafore on the iconic television series, The Sopranos.  However, Joe has been a fixture at the IPCPR for several years as he has own line of cigars (The Cugine) and cigar accessories.  Gannascoli refers to himself as a “rackanteur” and that will be explained in the video.

In this conversation, we catch up and learn what Joe is currently up to.  He gives us his thoughts on the battles we are facing in the cigar industry.  I already knew he was a chef and cookbook author, but I also learned he is an avid golfer.

Finally, the video wraps up as Joe gives his thoughts on the NFL Season and the New York Giants.  There is no fan more passionate for the Giants than Joe and his thoughts on how the season will end up are very encouraging.

As you can see in the video, a lot of people wanted to see Joe.  Once again special thanks to Joe to taking the time to talk.