The “Meet in the Middle” Cigar Show is a combination of a cigar review and a cigar herf. The show is comprised of three presenters, Leander, Hyacinth and Mark. Each week they review one cigar in an episode with three fifteen minute segments.
On July 19, the show format will change to make room for Gary Korb, Executive Editor of CigarAdvisor.com. Now in his 14th year with Famous Smoke Shop, Gary, who has “Professional Cigar Smoker” printed on his business card, will be bringing the night’s featured cigar, the Inferno 3rd Degree Toro.
“The Meet in the Middle Cigar Show sounded like it would be fun to do. I checked-out their website, and the show is well constructed with a bit of spice, kind of like a cigar. I had an opportunity to meet the iROBUSTO Team at Cigarnival last month, and I’m looking forward to joining them on the broadcast,” said Gary.
As a special celebration of this episode entitled, “Meet in the Middle Meets Gary Korb” there will be several cigar giveaways for viewers who have subscribed to the newsletter. Viewers are encouraged to get the cigars and smoke them during the episode.
“We like when the audience tries them at the same time we do, and there will be plenty of treats going out on this one. We do three giveaways per episode, but with Gary coming in, we want to step it up and do more,” said show presenter, Leander McClain, who announces the giveaways for newsletter subscribers.
Inferno 3rd Degree cigars are exclusive to Famous Smoke Shop; released within the last two months, it is a collaborate effort between Oliva Cigars and the online cigar retailer. The premise of the show is, the presenters start reviewing the cigar twenty minutes before the show is recorded and make tasting notes. Each opinion is kept secret from the other presenters until the mic goes live. The show is unscripted and unrehearsed so anything can and will happen.
Gary Korb who has been a marketer with Famous Smoke Shop since 2001, began writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com when it debuted in 2008. As an avid cigar enthusiast, Gary has posted a massive amount of content on social media and the Cigar Advisor site. Korb is an avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 14 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer, and later as the publicist for a talented young guitarist named Joe Bonamassa.
“Gary is all over the place, I’ve been following him since CA started. I was browsing YouTube when we started the show and found a video where Gary did a singing cigar review and I thought, we have to get this guy on the show.” said Mark Swanson, one of iROBUSTO site ambassadors.
iROBUSTO is home to one of the most active online cigar communities and offers free prizes and giveaways to the viewers in each episode.
This special episode will air on the iROBUSTO YouTube Channel July 19, 2015 at 7pm Eastern.
The schedule for the show can be found on the iROBUSTO site so viewers will be able to source the cigars from Famous Smoke Shop and “meet in the middle” alongside the hosts.
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