Florida Barn Smoker 2018 – You ain’t shit without your homeboyz!

  The 3rd annual Drew Estate Florida Barn Smoker is in the books. The hundreds of attendees braved the weather and were rewarded with an outstanding event where they met old friends, made some new ones, and got to meet the Drew Estate staff. The event was held on Saturday May 19, on the grounds[…]

No Joke Smoke Dinner – 80’s Night

No Joke Smoke Dinner – 80’s Night Recap by Kalani Matsuura

No Joke Smoke Dinner – 80’s Night The 11th annual No Joke Smoke Dinner was held on 3/31/18 and hosted by Kalani Matsuura from Mokuleia Cigar Company. Previous No Jokes were hosted by Bernie Leong from Havana Club Honolulu. The No Joke Smoke Dinner is one of the few cigar events in Honolulu that is[…]

CAO Cigar Event with Ricky Rodriguez

This past Thursday I had the pleasure of attending a CAO Cigars event at my local lounge – Executive Cigars Shop and Lounge in Melbourne, FL. The event was part of the shop’s monthly cigar meeting but featured CAO Master Blender, Ricky Rodriguez. Normally when I visit shops for events I tend to talk about[…]

Fierce Fumeras

Fierce Fumeras – Happy International Womens Day

It’s International Women’s Day today and with that we would like to give praise to all the women in our lives. When it comes to the cigar world, that would include the many brand owners, shop owners and managers, and the ever-growing Ladies of the Leaf demographic. It is the latter I would  like to[…]

Cornelius & Anthony and Espinosa Cigars will Raffle off a Smoking Shed

In the world of cigar enthusiasts we all  look for a place to enjoy our fine cigars. Here in Florida that is not too hard as the garage can sub for a smoking lounge, at least during the fall through early spring. Of course, summer is brutal with humidity and heat. In most of the[…]

Tobacco Galore/ Wine Down Cigar Lounge

Cigar Lounges in Jacksonville Florida

This past weekend I visited Jacksonville, Florida and had some time to  venture out and visit what this iconic American city has to offer for cigar lounges. Over the course of a days and nights I had to pleasure of visiting 3 different lounge that I would to  highlight for you if you are ever[…]

Karen Berger

The Matriarchs of the Cigar Business

When we think of cigar brands and the owners of said brands we tend to think of the patriarchs of the business. Names like Don Carlos Fuente, Nestor Placensia, Rocky Patel, Litto Gomez, Don Pepin Garcia, Jonathon Drew, Zino Davidoff, and Henke Kelner all ring true and rightfully so. They made the modern-day cigar culture.[…]

Providencia Cigars Trinitas Event

A Virtual Visit to the Providencia Cigars Trinitas Roll Out Event

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the roll out event for the Providencia Cigars new blend, the Trinitas. Well, it was virtual but fun just the same. The event was held at the Underground Cigar Shop in down home Fort Worth, Texas. Here is an introduction video I did with Providencia Cigars at the[…]

Don Gonzales Cigars

Don Gonzales Cigars: From Cuba to Nicaragua – By Zach Riley

Last night I had the pleasure yet again of spending time with another owner, blender, and man of the cigar business. That man’s name is Don Pedro Gonzales. In this article I am going to tell you about the event at my home shop, Cigar Room Shoals had with him last night, but also info[…]

Paradise Cigarz 7th Annivesary

Paradise Cigarz 7th Anniversary Recap

The other weekend I had the opportunity to visit one of my local cigar lounges, Paradise Cigarz, in Rockledge, FL.  It was their 7th anniversary event and the owner’s (Brook) birthday – so expectation was pretty high that this would be a terrific event.  The event itself and was being sponsored by two of the[…]

Captain Fred

Rare Scotch – Hiram and Solomon Cigars – Sailing in the Sun – Sláinte!!

What a difference a week can make when it comes to winter weather here in Florida. Just this time last week, I was getting ready to drive down to Stuart, Florida to  join up with 13 other Rare Scotch and Cigar enthusiasts to embark on a 3 hour tour of the Schooner Lily. Now if[…]

CAO Amazon Basin Trilogy Event

CAO Amazon Basin Trilogy Event at Executive Cigar Lounge

My many family and friends know that when it comes to birthdays, Boston Jimmie celebrates the for the whole month of his birth – November. So this year, the last day of November, the last day I celebrate, Tony Nardone owner of Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge, hosted a CAO Amazon Basin Trilogy event. Tony[…]