Silvio Palomino Exclusiva Toro 6x52 Maduro

Cigar News: Silvio Palomino Cigars Re-Enters Cigar Market

You may have heard me talk about Silvio Palomino Cigars a couple of years ago, as they had, by far, the lowest price premium cigars on the market. They did this by selling direct to the consumer, eliminating the keystone costs you experience when purchasing from a local shop. Once the FDA passed the deeming[…]

Black Smoke Miami 2018 Planned for Labor Day Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2018 Miami, FL – If you missed last years inaugural Black Smoke Miami event, you missed an outstanding multi day cigar herf and party. Black Smoke Miami promoter, Kennedy Achille (Tobacco Kennedy) has announced the 2nd Annual Black Smoke Miami which will take place this year on South Beach in[…]

Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions – August 3, 2018

Welcome to the 10th installment of the Stogie Press “Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions”, where Boston Jimmie scours the world-wide web of cigars and summarizes relevant news and questions of the past week. On the following Monday, my friend Kap Kaplowitz then shreds my writing and puts his unique commentary on select[…]

Add Worlds Sharpest and Most Refined Cigar Cutter to Finland Achievements – Introducing Conocedor

Did you know that Finland, is the best place to view the northern lights, it has the greatest heavy metal bands, the strangest language and now it has the worlds sharpest and most refined cigar cutters. That last statement is the result of the work of a small and recently launched Ultra Premium Cigar Accessories[…]

Dirty Fabien Discusses the Drew Estate Isle del Sol Maduro at the 2018 IPCPR

I had the pleasure of meeting Dirty Fabien, the non-traditional Drew Estate personality, at this years IPCPR. Fabien is the face behind the Drew Estate Isle del Sol. This is not the first time I had the pleasure of talking with Fabien, but this particular year he was grinning like he was the cat that[…]

Willy Herrera Discusses the Drew Estate Premium Cigars at the 2018 IPCPR

This year, Drew Estate was celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Liga Privada and there was plenty to celebrate. I was honored to be presented the Liga Privada 10 Year Anniversary collection at the Drew Estate Media event and would like to thank the whole Drew Estate team for the generosity and time during[…]

Steve Saka Talks to Stogie Press about Halos, Errors and NIcaragua Challenges at the 2018 IPCPR

During the 2018 IPCPR trade show, Boston Jimmie managed some time to sit with Steve Saka of Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust and talk about his latest launch, the Sin Compromiso. We also discussed the thick lonsdale extension to the Todas Las Dias line, and then we got into Steve’s views of how the latest events[…]

Macanudu Inspirado White

Stogie Press Presents #1 Connecticut Cigar of 2017 to General Cigar Company at the 2018 IPCPR

Back in January of this year, we published our top 25 Connecticut cigars for 2017. The top cigar on that list was the Macanudo Inspirado White. After 7 months and a long trip out to Las Vegas, NV; it was time to present to the General Cigar Company the award for this achievement. As I[…]

Drew Estate Previews the Liga Privada H99 at 2018 IPCPR

At last weeks IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, Drew Estate unveiled the latest edition to their famed Liga Privada cigar line. Officially named the Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo it is part of the 10 year celebration of the Liga Privada series and joins the Liga Privada No. 9 and Liga Privada T52 on the[…]

An Introduction to Felix Assouline at the 2018 IPCPR

One of the best experiences of attending the annual IPCPR Trade Show is getting to meet and spend some time with the men and women behind the cigar brands we all enjoy. This year was our 5th trade show, since launching Stogie Press, and like the past four it did not disappoint. Although there was[…]

Nick Melillo

Stogie Press Presents Foundation CIgars #1 Boutique Cigar of 2017 at the IPCPR

We have finally made it home from the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show and I have been going through the many photos and videos we took during the event. To begin our coverage of this years show I would like to start with the presentation of the 2017 Boutique Cigar of the Year. One of our[…]

BREAKING NEWS – Electrical Fire Delays Day 2 of IPCPR

BREAKING NEWS – As many IPCPR attendees were awakening from a deeep slumber this morning, their phones were setting off alert messages from the IPCPR and texts from friends that noted the show will be opening at least 3 hours late. According to the latest information, an electrical fire started in or near the AJ[…]

El Artista Gets Wild and Lives Free with the Cimarron

When we think of cigars from the Dominican Republic, we envision a tropical island paradise, one of the first places in the “new world” landed on by Christopher Columbus. The Dominican Republic is one of the largest producers of cigars in the world and is dotted with fields of tobacco, a plant that is indigenous to[…]

Stogie Press Rating System Part 3 – The Numbers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2018 Palm Shores, FL – We are just 5 days until the opening of the 86th annual International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Association Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV. This will be the 5th IPCPR Trade Show that Stogie Press has attended and over those years, much has[…]