Bobalu Cigars

An Interview with Bobalu Cigars Jeff Lipton – Yea he built it!

Twenty years in business is worthy of a celebration, and you consider it is a business that was built with immigrants and refugees, it deserves an even bigger celebration. So is the case of Bobalu cigars, located in downtown Austin, Texas. The city Austin, is a remarkable thread through the fabric of America. An iconic[…]

David P. Ehrlich Tremont

Happy New Year – Goodbye 2016

As we close out 2016 and begin 2017 here at Stogie Press, I would like to thank all our followers, especially our sponsors, for making it the best year to date. The past year was challenging for everyone in the industry, as we struggled to grasp the new FDA regulations. We have a new Presidential[…]

Cigar Saveur

Cigar Saveur – Cigar of the Month Club

You may have already seen my video on Cigar Saveur this week, but just in case, here it is again. Let me tell you more about this company. Cigar Saveur, was founded in March of 2016 by two cigar friends, Adam Fox and Michael Hodges. Their goal was to help educate cigar smokers to the difference between[…]

Island Jim Cigars

Football and Island Jim at the Mancave Fort Lauderdale

It’s football season and that means Thursday night games at your favorite brick and mortar shop. Last Thursday I had the opportunity to take a little trip down to Fort Lauderdale, FL to visit the Mancave Cigar Lounge owned and operated by two of the best Brothers of the Leaf, Brian Berk and Benjamin Grynbaum.  Not only[…]

Save the Leaf Cigar Freedom Event Day 2 – sponsored by Gurkha Cigars

Now that I made it home from Washington D.C. after long delays and flight cancellations on Delta Airlines, I can talk some more about the Save the Leaf weekend held August 6 – 8 in Washington D.C.. Day 2 of Save the Leaf was sponsored by Gurkha Cigars, and we can’t thank them enough for[…]

Save The Leaf

Save The Leaf Day 1

Day 1 of the Save The Leaf weekend is in the books,and what a day it was. I arrived in College Park Maryland around 11AM Saturday morning and as I sat outside the hotel  I fired up a cigar and within in moments I met a new Brother of the Leaf, John, who just got[…]

Maya Selva

Stogie Press Sits Down With Maya Selva of Flor de Selva Cigars

The 2016 IPCPR is behind us but not without making new friends and visiting old ones. This year I had the opportunity to meet Maya Selva from Maya Selva cigars. We spent a few minutes chatting about her company and cigar line. Maya broke into the market as a woman owned cigar line over 22 years ago and[…]

Segar Enigma of Sag Harbor

Cigar Museum to Open in the Hamptons on Long Island

    I would like to introduce you to Mr. Larry Jit, a man with a passion and love for cigars. Larry is the Creator/CEO at DubaiCigarFestival.com  and Founder & CEO at Hamptons Cigar Company. Born and raised in New York City, Larry has such a penchant for the leaf that he holds Guinness World Book record for smoking 75[…]

Dominican Big Leaguer Cigars

Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Factory Visit

You may have seen them on social media, you may have read my reviews of them, you may even have smoked some but to fully appreciate what Dominican Big Leaguer cigars has to offer, you need to visit their factory in Santiago in the Dominican Republic. It was the second day of our visit to Santiago and[…]

Why do we enjoy cigars?

The other night I was sitting in the Stogie Press lounge by myself enjoying a one of my many fine cigars and started to ponder a bit in my perfect solitude. We in the Americas have enjoyed the leaf for 1000′s of years. Long before the Europeans arrived. So what drew humans to smoke this fine[…]

Carlos Flores Jr. from Flor de Florez; Rebuilding a Brand

Flor de Florez – a cigar brand that may remind you of the boom days in the early 1990s. It was in many a humidor in shops across the country. As time moved on, and new boutique lines started to appear on the market, Flor de Florez faded. Faded but not forgotten, at least to the[…]

Gates Hotel Key West

Key West is known as a great party town – Duval Street, the Sunsets, cruise ships arriving three times a week, Sloppy Joe’s, the Hemingway Look-a-Likes and of course, Fantasy Fest over Halloween. The party starts and ends at sun up each dawn – new partiers head out as the previous night’s revelers stumble home.[…]

The Most Read Cigar Reviews of 2015

January is a great time to look back & reflect on what has happened in the year that just passed. To that end, we at Stogie Press, wanted to review what were the most read cigar reviews for 2015. Looking at this list gives us an idea of what has sparked people’s interests. So without[…]

A Revisit with Rodriguez Cigars – Key West

It’s been just about a year since we were last down in the Conch Republic. Once again the year-end holidays were upon us and a little Key West excursion was in order, along with a visit to Rodriguez Cigars and owner Danny DiFabio to see what’s new. When we last visited Danny, he explained how[…]