Cuban Crafters

A Visit to Cuban Crafters Cigar Store and Factory – A must see in Miami

If you ever visit Miami for business or pleasure and are a cigar enthusiast, one of the stops I am sure you would make is to Calle Ocho in Little Havana. It is a quaint part of town that maintains the Cubanesque feel from those that settled there during the Cuban Crisis in the 1960s.[…]

The Ambassador Cigars and Spirits Lounge

The Ambassador Cigars and Spirits Lounge Review

Earlier this week, I left the sunny shores of Melbourne, FL to head up to the frigid cold and snow of Troy, MI.This was not my first trip to Troy, or to the state of Michigan, so I kind of know my way around  the area.  After a long day of meetings and dinner with[…]

Sticks and Spirits Cigar and Wine Bar

Sticks and Spirits Cigar Lounge Review

  West Palm Beach, Florida – an iconic Florida city that marks the start of what I consider South Florida. Founded in the late 1800’s the city has grown over the centuries and seen the booms and busts of the ever changing American economy. Now with a bustling business, shopping, and vibrant nightlife, the city[…]

National Opera - Paris

A Cigar Weekend in Paris

Late in August, I had the opportunity to take a 2 week business trip to France and had the pleasure of spending the weekend in Paris, the City of Light. Paris was always on my bucket list as a world city to visit, and it did not displease. Home base was the Le Grand Hotel de[…]

La Casa del Habano – Nuremberg Germany

February was a busy month for me. I took a small hiatus from the intense writing we do here at Stogie Press as I had to travel over to Germany for business and spent most of the month there in the frigid cold trying to find ways to enjoy my cigar stash after work. I[…]

Arandoza and DBL Cigar Event at Jimmy’s Cigar Lounge Melbourne FL

I have been doing a lot of travel these past few months and as a result I have missed many of my local B&M shop events here in Florida. Last night I took the opportunity to stop over at  my friend Jim Files place – Jimmy’s Cigar Lounge – located in Melbourne Florida.  Jimmy’s lounge[…]

Goodfellas Cigars Inc. – Shop Review

When you think of Michigan, you probably think of places like Detroit, Ann Arbor, and the UP (Upper Peninsula). We have visions of automotive companies, great lakes, and rival college football. Not to mention the Lions, Tigers, Pistons, and Red Wings. But about 30 miles north of Detroit, is a small town called Rochester Hills,[…]

A visit to Austin Texas and Habana House Cigars

This past Labor Day weekend I took a mini vacation from cigars and Stogie Press to spend some quality time with my wife and stepdaughter. We decided to visit Austin Texas, a city that is alive with music and food. The original idea was to bounce around Austin,  going to places recommended by friends and[…]

Jungle Jim's

Jungle Jim’s – A True International Emporium

Whenever and wherever I travel in the world I usually make it my business to search out cigar shops in the area I will be visiting. This past month after a traveling around the world I had to take a trip to the Cincinnati, OH area. I was so busy living out of a suitcase[…]

Cigars at the Top of the World

I recently had the opportunity to visit the country of Sweden this month and I have to say it was far better than the last time I was there back in the month of January. The weather was warmer and the sun seemed to never want to set. I recall meeting the owner of Royal[…]

Royal Danish Sangre Azul (Blue Blood) Grand Cru – Box Press – Cigar Review

When I was visiting Sweden this month, I stopped into Mellgren’s Fine Tobacco in Gothenburg Sweden. I noticed that they carried Royal Danish cigars and I mentioned to the manager that I met Jen Vistisen the owner of Royal Danish when he was visiting the States last month. Later in the week, while relaxing in[…]

Susie Zook – A Woman who Smokes

One of the great things about cigar smoking is all the amazing people that you get to meet. One of the most warm-hearted and sweet of them is Susie Zook. Susie works part time in a cigar bar here in Florida called Paradise Cigarz. It’s a great neighborhood place that really specializes in boutique blends[…]

Third Street Cigar Lounge

  I do a lot of traveling for my business and sometimes I get the opportunity to checkout a new cigar shop or lounge  when time permits. This past month I was on a trip to Detroit and had to be at a meeting Early Monday morning. I decided to fly up on a Sunday[…]