Episode 486: Surrogates Tramp Stamp

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BACKGROUND: The Surrogates Tramp Stamp is one of four cigars making up the Surrogates line for L’Atelier Imports. L’Atelier Imports is a spinoff company to Tatuaje Cigars that made its debut in the summer of 2012.

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Surrogates Tramp Stamp is an all-Nicaraguan binder and filler blend covered by an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper.

This week’s featured stogie is the 5 ¼-inch by 48 ring gauge covered-foot Robusto.

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FEATURED LIBATION: Tablas Creek 2014 Côtes de Tablas
The Tablas Creek Vineyard Côtes de Tablas is a blend of four estate-grown Rhône varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Counoise and Mourvedre. Like most wines of the Southern Rhône, it showcases Grenache, featuring that grape’s characteristic generous fruit and refreshing acidity, balanced by the spice and minerality of Syrah, not to mention the wildness of Counoise and the structure of Mourvèdre.

The grapes for the Côtes de Tablas were grown on the Tablas Creek 120-acre certified organic estate vineyard on the Paso Robles West Side.

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SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Fresh 5 Flashbacks”
Topic: Collecting cigar boxes and humidors

SPECIAL SEGMENT: “Stogie Beef”

FEATURED WEB SITES:
L’Atelier Imports
Tablas Creek Wines