On December 16, 2017, we lost another titan as Gilberto Oliva Sr. passed away. On Special Edition #19, we celebrate his life and pay homage to Mr. Oliva. We back at his life, accomplishments, and on-going legacy.
We also have some quick hit topics including a look back at the cigar industry for 2017, as well as a preview of the upcoming NFL playoffs
All of this on the newsmagazine show for the cigar industry – Prime Time Special Edition..
Interesting discussion – I am of the belief that the reason why a some of the craft cigar companies are at the top of many lists is three fold: 1) Reviewers are consumers themselves and there is always bias towards introducing their readers to new ligas, 2) There is a handful of independent makers who are not just “branders”, but actually experienced and skilled cigar makers who have real world factory and tobacco experience like RomaCraft, Foundation, Black Label Trading Co., etc. and 3) The cigars they are producing are exceptional.