El Oso Fumar Takes – Bear Duplisea – Interviews Boston Jimmie

One of the great pleasures of being in the media side of the cigar business is getting the opportunity to sit down with brand owners to talk about their latest creations and business journeys. Everyone is special and each has their own story. The business though is made up of more than brand owners, it[…]

Foundation Highclere Castle Cigar Review

Back in March of 2015, Carnival Films and MASTERPIECE on PBS announced, Season 6 would be the final season of the hit drama series Downton Abbey. Interestingly, 2015 was the year Nicholas Melillo (Nick-R-Agua), the former head of Drew Estate Nicaragua, formed the Foundation Cigar Company. Now here we are in 2017 and we learn there is a[…]

Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art

Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art Cigar Review

By Zach Riley I was doing some googling the other day, and I came across this article on a piece that was uncovered earlier this year by Michelangelo. It was a Charcoal piece that eventually sold for around $300 million, but don’t quote me there, and then I remembered resting in my humidor, I had[…]

Flor de Gonzalez 90 Millas Unidos

Flor de Gonzalez 90 Millas Unidos – A Worthy Journey

For those that have met Yadi Gonzalez, you know what a hard-working cigar woman she is. You see her posts on social media constantly and follow her through her travels as she introduces the Flor de Gonzalez  brand to consumers. That is what it takes if you are going to be successful in this business[…]

Gispert Intenso

Gispert Intenso Cigar Review – Another Fine AJ Fernandez Collaboration

Here is another review by Stogie Press’ newest associate; Zach Riley. We hope to have more reviews from this young but experienced palate in the months to come. Today’s review is on the new Gispert Intenso a cigar you may not heard much about. The Gispert Intenso is a collaboration between Altadis U.S.A. and A.J. Fernandez. The[…]

VegaFina Pigtail Anejado 7 Anos Cigar Review

The VegaFina Pigtail Anejado 7 Anos By Zach Riley So I just got off the phone with the famous man who runs this wonderful site we call Stogie Press, and he wants me to continue to write for him, so here I am writing a review for a brand new cigar that came out this year[…]

Isabela StarDust

Isabela StarDust Cigar Review – A fun journey!

Holy Crap this is a fine cigar! Wait, can I say “holy crap” on here? Damn straight I can, its my website! I can say whatever I want and when I smoke a cigar that hits on all cylinders like the Isabela StarDust, you are going to hear from me at the speed of light.[…]

Hiram Solomon Entered Apprentice

Hiram Solomon Entered Apprentice Cigar Review – The Plasencia Take

Back in June of 2016, I did a rough cut review of the Hiram Solomon Entered Apprentice cigar. i enjoyed that cigar and it delivered some interesting flavor notes. Back then, Fouad Kashouty and his  business partner, Nasir George Dakrat were doing well and with their line and were making them in the Dominican Republic. Well[…]

Foundation Wise Man Maduro Guest Cigar Review

Today I have the pleasure of introducing Zachary Riley, who has been a fervent reader of Stogie Press and recently contacted me to see if he could pen a review for publication. I have to say, he is a well informed cigar smoker.  We chatted for a bit this past weekend, and decided he would write his inaugural[…]

Isabela StarDust

Isabela StarDust to be Released November 15

November 13, 2017 Isabela Cigars, a small artisan craft cigar maker based out Miami, FL  announced today that they will officially released to market their latest creation – the Isabela StarDust Cigar on November 15, 2017. The Isabela StarDust is a 5.25 x 42 corona rolled in a barber pole style. The blend is described[…]

Serino Cigars Wayfarer

Serino Cigars Wayfarer Cigar Review – The Journey Begins

When you think of the name Wayfarer it conjures up visions of traveling the world. I know what that is like, having been around the earth a few times in my life. Everywhere I travel though, I make it a point to find the local cigar shop and position myself nearby so that after a[…]