What Embargo? - Casa Fernandez

October 19, 2016
Big Tuna and Yellow Snapper change things up as they sit down with Max Fernandez from Casa Fernandez. 

What Embargo?: Book II, Chapter XIII (Pairing with IPAs)

August 20, 2016

Big Tuna and Yellow Snapper are pairing some Habanos cigars and IPAs!

What Embargo?: Book II, Chapter XII “Summer Smokes, Summer Vitolas”

July 12, 2016

Big Tuna and Yellow Snapper sit down to discuss summer smokes and summer vitolas.

What Embargo?: Book II, Chapter XI “Hoyo Limitadas”

July 1, 2016

Tonight on What Embargo?, Yellow Snapper & Big Tuna break down these two Hoyo Limitadas.

What Embargo?: Book II, Chapter X “Jose Blanco Part Deux”

June 7, 2016

Jose Blanco is back on What Embargo? for his second appearance.

What Embargo?: Book II, Chapter IX “Añejados Time”

May 24, 2016

Join Yellow Snapper and Big Tuna as they talk "Anejados"

What Embargo?: Book II, Chapter VIII “Experiences with Habanos”

May 10, 2016

Big Tuna and Yellow Snapper sit down with some online media members to discuss thoughts and experiences revolving around Cuban cigars.

What Embargo?: Book II, Chapter VII “The Return of the Catfish”

April 19, 2016
The Sith had their Revenge and the Jedi had their Return, but never both! Well, join us on What Embargo?: Book II, Chapter VII for the Return and Revenge of Catfish. 

Epic it will be!

What Embargo?: Book II, Chapter VI (Habanos & White Wine)

April 5, 2016

Join Yellow Snapper and Big Tuna as we pair some Habanos with white wine. We're pairing an Hoyo Epicure de Luxe with a Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc! Let's see how this goes.

What Embargo?: 18th Habanos Festival Breakdown

March 8, 2016

WHAT EMBARGO?: 18th Habanos Festival Breakdown

What Embargo?: H. Upmann Connoisseur Thunderdome

February 23, 2016

Join Yellow Snapper and Big Tuna for H. Upmann Connoisseur Thunderdome!

What Embargo?: Winter & Celebratory Smokes

February 9, 2016

Tonight, on What Embargo?, join Yellow Snapper and Big Tuna as we talk winter and celebratory smokes!

What Embargo?: Big Ring Gauge Habanos

January 12, 2016

Join Yellow Snapper, Big Tuna and a special guest this coming Monday on What Embargo? for a show revolving around big ring gauge cigars. We are looking at Habanos that have a ring gauge off 55 or greater. It is a pretty recent trend, and we want to see and talk about the big ring gauge offerings coming out of Cuba. Known for producing great, small ring gauge cigars, can Habanos S.A. make great ring gauge offerings?

What Embargo?: Top Ten of 2015

December 29, 2015

What Embargo?: Top Ten of 2015

What Embargo?: Book II, Chapter V - An Evening with Jose Blanco

November 22, 2015

Join Yellow Snapper & Big Tuna as they sit down with the great Jose Blanco. Tune in as they discuss Cuban tobacco, Habanos and the ups and downs of Habanos S.A. It should be a great time, and we are thankful that Jose is willing to come on and talk Habanos.

What Embargo?: Book II, Chapter IV (Pairing with Stouts)

November 3, 2015

Yellow Snapper and Big Tuna pair an H. Upmann Half Corona and Cohiba Maduro 5 Mágicos with a Russian Imperial Stout and a Barrel Aged Stout!

What Embargo? Book II - Chapter III

October 20, 2015

Yellow Snapper & Big Tuna sitting down with some hot topics!

What Embargo? Smoking Unbanded (aka What Is This S#@$?)

October 6, 2015

Tune in, October 5th, to watch Yellow Snapper and Big Tuna smoke an unbanded Habanos. We're sending each other an unbanded Habanos, different hopefully, and we're putting each other to the test. Yellow Snapper has the potential to pass. Big Tuna is totally f*****!

What Embargo? - Punch Thunderdome

September 22, 2015

Yellow Snapper & Big Tuna Compare Two Punch Regionals. Two Cigars Enter. One Cigar Leaves!

What Embargo? Book II, Chapter II (Bolivar Royal Coronas & Wine Pairing)

September 8, 2015

Today, on What Emabrgo?, Yellow Snapper and Big Tuna pair a Bolivar Royal Coronas from October 2012 with a 2013 Ridge Paso Robles Zinfandel and a random Californian Pinot Noir.

What Embargo Book Two - Chapter One

September 2, 2015

What Embargo? is back with a new co-host to replace Catfish.

What Embargo - Farewell Catfish

July 16, 2015

Seth and Catfish sit down to chat about Catfish departing What Embargo?

What Embargo Episode Veintiseis - Colin Ganley of Cigar Tourism Talks Cuba

April 28, 2015

Colin Ganley of Cigar Tourism, Cigar Journal and Twin Engine Coffee joins Catish and Big Tuna and talks Cuba and Habanos.

What Embargo Episode Veinticinco - Montecristo & Romeo y Julieta Anejados

April 14, 2015

Catfish and Big Tuna get together for their 25th time, and this time we talk about the new Añejados releases from Habanos S.A. See what Catfish and Tuna think about the new Montecristo Churchill Añejados & Romeo y Julieta Añejados.

What Embargo Episode Veinticuatro - 2014 Edicion Limitadas

March 24, 2015

Catfish and Big Tuna talk about the 2014 Edicion Limitadas: The Partagas Seleccion Limitada, Cohiba Robustos Supremos, and the Bolivar Super Coronas

What Embargo Episode Veintitres - Cohiba Robustos Supremos & 2015 Habanos Festival

February 24, 2015

What Embargo 23. Catfish and Big Tuna as they talk about the 2014 Limitada, Cohiba Robustos Supremos, large ring gauges in general, the 17th Habanos Festival, and more. Special news at the end of the podcast.

What Embargo Episode Veintiuno - Top Cigars and Custom Rolls

January 24, 2015

Catfish and Big Tuna share their thoughts on the new releases from Habanos, the Habanos Añejados. These two new releases are for the Montecristo and Romeo y Julieta brands, and both release give the brand a new vitola and also a very aged Habano with that. Along with that, Catfish talks about custom and farm rolled offerings from Cuba, and focuses on Hector Luis Prieto and Alejandro Robaina. Enjoy the show that marks the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's death.   

What Embargo Episode Veintiuno - Top Cigars from 2014

January 10, 2015

Being it their first episode of 2015, Catfish and Big Tuna release their Top 5 Cigars of 2014. But why just have them talk about our Top 5 Cigars of 2014?  Instead, they decided to call in a good friend, Cigar Surgeon from Canuckistan to join in the conversation. The three of them will be reviewing their Top 5 Habanos and talking all things Habanos.

What Embargo Episode Veinte - Cubanacan HR

December 23, 2014

Catfish and Big Tuna sit down with Cubanacan Cigars and talk about Cubanacan but more importantly their new release, the HR. The HR is a cigar that has recently hit the American market and it is a cigar that was not just created by Cubanacan, but with the input, assistance and guidance of Hirochi Robaina. The cigar is meant to pay tribute to Hirochi's grandfather, Alejandro Robaina, and is truly a magnificent smoke. Listen in as we talk about the new Cubanacan HR.

What Embargo Episode Diecinueve - Vegueros

December 10, 2014

Catfish and Big Tuna are back and talking Vegueros! We are back after the Thanksgiving holiday and talking about the resurrected Habanos line. We might even get everyone excited about some "Top 10" cigars.

What Embargo Episode Dieciocho - Blind Reviews with Blind Man’s Puff

November 8, 2014

On What Embargo?, Episode Dieciocho, Catfish and Big Tuna spend some quality time with the boys from Blind Man's Puff and talk about some blind Habanos they reviewed. Join Catfish and Big Tuna as they fail miserably in identifying these smokes, one a complete surprise and the other a very well aged smoke that would fool everyone. As always listen to the crew talk all things Habanos with the Blind Man's Puff and hear some favorites of them all.

What Embargo Episode Diecisete - Cubanesque?

October 25, 2014

In "What Embargo?: Episode Diecisiete" Catfish is MIA in the bayou, so Tuna calls upon Cigar Coop to do a unique show. The two talk the term "Cubanesque." What does it mean to be Cubanesque? The two to over several brands in America and talk about what they believe to be close to the great Habano.

What Embargo Episode Diecisis - Cheap Cubans

October 10, 2014

On What Embargo? Episode Sixteen Catfish and Big Tuna conclude their conversations on the "cheapo Habanos" and discuss their winner. After smoking through many of them, and have discussions, they determined that Jose Piedra is the winner. Expect a show filled with intense conversations on Jose Piedra and a discussion of some other brands that are not main stream. Along with that, expect some classic ramblings from Big Tuna and Catfish.

What Embargo Episode Quince - Limited Editions

September 13, 2014

Catfish and Big Tuna talk about Edicion Limitadas. They discuss their favorite releases over the years, how they have aged and focus on the Montecristo Grand Edmundo and Sublimes as well. Along with that, they analyze the program with regular production releases and see how they are similar, different  and make a pros and cons list with that. 

What Embargo Episode Catorce - Regional Editions

August 30, 2014

On What Embargo?, Episode Catorce, Catfish and Big Tuna talked about regional editions and their role in the Habanos portfolio. They discussed the pros and cons of the program and also talked about the limited nature of the program. They delved into limited editions in general as well and laid down their thoughts on the concept of making a cigar limited in production. 

What Embargo Episode Trece - Upcoming Releases and the Cuban Cigar Industry

August 12, 2014

Last night on What Embargo? Catfish and Big Tuna discussed the upcoming releases from Habanos. They talked about the increase in ring gauges on Habanos and the connection the United States market. They were also joined by Cigar Coop, an expert on the US cigar market, and the three began to compare the two markets, how they are different and related, and talked favorite smokes as well. 

What Embargo Episode Doce - Custom Rolls & Plume

July 13, 2014

Catfish and Big Tuna talk about the newest crazy with Cuban Cigars, Custom Rolls. Also, they get into a small discussion about plume.

What Embargo Episode Once - Partagas Plus Bloom vs Plume

June 28, 2014

Catfish and Big Tuna dive into the Partagas brand and focus on the PSD5. Also, they discuss the difference between bloom and plume.

What Embargo Episode Diez - Boliver Royal Corona & Punch Punch

June 14, 2014

Big Tuna and Catfish talked about the Boliver Royal Corona, Punch Punch, and take audience questions.

What Embargo Episode Nueve - Punch Punch & Regional Editions

May 31, 2014

Catfish and Big Tuna get into the weeds on the Punch Punch. The corona gorda so nice they named it twice. Also, the crew talks about upcoming Regional Editions and their thoughts on the smokes. 

What Embargo Episode Ocho - RyJ and Large Ring Gauge Cubans

May 17, 2014
Catfish and Big Tuna discuss the Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill and get into the weeds on the RyJ brand overall.

While talking about the Wide Churchill, Catfish and Big Tuna discuss large ring gauge trend, where Habanos stands with it, what we can expect in the future, and how it all started.

What Embargo Episode Siete - Juan Lopez is My Daddy

April 26, 2014

On Epsiode Siete Catfish and Big Tuna went off track. The brothers got lost in the wilderness and took themselves on a little saunter. On this saunter they talked about the man, the myth, the legend, Juan Lopez Diez. This is the man that created the Juan Lopez line and what a line it is. Along with that, the two answered some questions on Cuban tobacco and talked about the wonderful corona gorda vitola. It is a vitola that excels in Cuba and is probably one of the best on the market. Enjoy brothers and sisters.

What Embargo Episode Seis - All About the Bolivar

April 18, 2014

Big Tuna and Catfish discussed the terrific Bolivar brand and really got into the vitolas that are offered in the brand. They went over the Petit Coronas and Coronas Junior which they reviewed on HabanosCritic.com and answered a lot of questions from viewers regarding terrific cigars for new smokers even seasoned smokers. To conclude, Catfish and Big Tuna answered the questions, what box would get for $100, what box would you get for $150 and what box would you get for $500?

What Embargo Episode Cinco - Tobacco Beetles and Over/Under Rated Cubans

April 5, 2014

In Episode Cinco Big Tuna and Catfish break it down on the San Cristobal de la Habana, which in our opinion is the best brand in the niche brand market. Along with that, we talk about tobacco beetles and the problems you can face and what you can do to prevent the destruction of your cigars. Catfish also brings up the question "what is the most underrated and overrated brands for Habanos. Check it out, you are sure to have a great time! 

What Embargo Episode Cuatro - New Releases

March 16, 2014

On What Embargo? Episode Cuatro Big Tuna and Catfish continued to cover some new releases for Habanos S.A., particularly for Las Casa del Habanos, and also talked about relative humidity and how to store your Habanos. After that, the guys broke down the Trinidad Reyes and shared their thoughts on the smoke.  

What Embargo Episode Tres - Cuban Packaging

March 1, 2014

Catfish and Big Tuna are back, and today we are going to be talking about the packaging coming out of Cuba. We are going to be talking about dress boxes and cabinet boxes, and what to look for when buying a box of cigars. Along with that, we are going to be breaking down the H. Upmann Magnum 46, and this is probably one of the bet corona gordas on the worldwide market.

What Embargo Episode Uno - Is the Monte No.2 that good?

February 5, 2014

We provide our thoughts on the Montecristo No. 2. Recently named #1 cigar by Cigar Aficionado, this cigar has been grabbing a lot of attention recently and we are going to share our honest opinions on the smoke and its ranking. 

What Embargo Episode Uno - Launch Party

January 18, 2014

The inaugural episode of What Embargo?! Come check out Catfish and Big Tuna as they cross the 90 miles to the island of Cuba and talk all things Habanos.