In this concise yet compelling show, Jason and Tony discuss a recent Vegas Chatter thread about tier-score inflation at Caesar’s Entertainment. Then Tony shares his techniques for rehabbing his long-disused humidor. Then the barons of brandy tell you, our dear and beloved listeners, how the pear gets into the pear brandy, thanks to a hat tip from Julie. Social shout-outs round out the program. Enjoy!
Jason and Tony perform their annual tradition of ringing in the new year with a predictions show. Plus, they review the Backwoods Bastard barrel-aged ale from Founders Brewing Co.
Want to travel the country on the cheap? This is what works for me!
Tony covers what causes a “trip” at the casino and why you should care, then Jason and Tony review the La Palina Classic cigar before riffing about their Manhattan.
E-109 (3/10/13): Caesar’s Entertainment resort fees; cigar aging; the Jason Bramble; schedule notes.
Jason and Tony review the recent program changes to the Total Rewards program, highlight a few anti-cigar bills pending in several state legislatures (H/T CRA), then share four fun facts about alcohol.
Jason and Tony share the details of their recent three-day trip to Caesar’s Windsor in lovely Ontario, Canada.
Tony explains why you should never “wed” a casino, then Jason shares his experience with the Partagas 1845 double corona before schooling Tony on what you’re really buying in wines and spirits at super-premium price points.
After listening to Tony ad-lib it about how to “Diamond in a Day” with Caesar’s Entertainment, Jason reviews the Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill cigar — Cigar Aficianado’s #1 pick for 2011 — and addresses criticism of whether CA tips the scales for advertisers. Then Jason and Tony share their impressions about the Tomatin 12-year single-malt Scotch they’re sipping before providing their top brand choices for each class of spirit, for drinkers new to that spirit. A 40-minute extravaganza of fun and wisdom … or something like that.
Join Jason and Tony as they speculate about a potential Midwest property sell-off by Caesar’s Entertainment. Then Jason shares his perspective on four recent cigars he’s enjoyed: the Davidoff Double R, the Padron Serie 1926, the Gurkha Cellar Reserve and the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Dark Corojo. We wrap it up with a sad anecdote about a bottle of expensive port with a decomposing cork, and how you can fix similar problems.