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On Saturday, August 23, Famous Smoke Shop will host an Arganese Cigars event at their retail store in Easton, PA from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

In attendance will be real estate-developer-turned cigar maker, Gene Arganese, and his good friend, Joe Gannascoli, best-known for his role as "Vito Spatafore" on HBO's The Sopranos.

Gene will be offering some discount cigar specials on his latest cigars, the Arganese CL3 and Arganese ML3 cigars, which were recently introduced at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association show in Las Vegas last month.

Made with all Dominican wrapper, filler and binder, the CL3 cigars are rolled in a dark brown Corojo wrapper, whereas the ML3 cigars have an oily, ebony-hued Maduro leaf wrapper. The cigars contain three times more Ligero tobaccos than is normally used, which gives both blends more muscle. The smoke is robust and very peppery, with the CL3 revealing a deep earthy-woody character, and the ML3 offering similar attributes with subtle notes of espresso and cocoa.

Event attendees who buy any box of Arganese cigars will get 13 more cigars free and a chance at winning a trip to the Dominican Republic for a tour of Gene's farm and factory. The trip alone is worth over $2,100.

Allentown Beverages will provide samples of "Hop Wallop" beer, an IPA (India Pale Ale) micro brew from Victory Brewing Company. Since the bitterness of the hops stands up well to full-bodied cigars, it will also make a good "pairing" for the event.

In preparing for the in-store, Gene Arganese told Famous Smoke Shop retail store manager, Jeff Brown, "Joe Gannascoli is coming with me to announce 'Vito's' new cigar that we're making for him." Scheduled for an October release, the cigar has a Connecticut wrapper from Ecuador, a Sumatra binder, and prime Cuban seed Dominican long-fillers. "It will be a mild to medium smoke, but full of flavor and complexity," Gene added.

Gene and Joe will be signing boxes of Arganese Cigars at the event, so attendees will also get to take home a couple of valuable autographs.

Famous Smoke Shop is located at 1100 Conroy Place in the Forks Township section of Easton, PA. For more information on this event, interested parties should call 610-559-8800.

Arganese Cigars Website | Famous Smoke Shop Website

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Joe Gannascoli
Joe Gannascoli, best-known for his role as "Vito Spatafore" on HBO's The Sopranos



0 # Marcos 2009-07-03 10:28
From what I hear, (from a good source) Gene has no money or tobacco to make cigars.

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