Imperia Adventador

Imperia Adventador Cigar Review – A Must Have in Your Humidor

Mike Bellody and MLB Cigar Ventures has once again taken the lead in a crowded boutique cigar market with the latest introduction to their lineup the Imperia Adventador. You may have read about two years ago that the  company’s original Imperia blend grabbed the cigar world by surprise and made numerous top cigar lists, including[…]

Alexandria Kling

MLB Cigar Ventures Taps Alexandria Kling for VP Brand Development

A few years ago I had the great pleasure of meeting and bonding with Mike Bellody – Founder & CEO of MLB Cigar Ventures. At the time, Mike was introducing his inaugural blend, the Imperia, for his new company which was met with rave reviews. That blend was followed up with additional line additions and now,[…]

Stogie Press 2016 Top 25 Cigars – Primera Parte

It is that time of the year again when Stogie Press starts to list the Top 25 Boutique cigars released in the year. Over the next three weeks we will be announcing the contenders for this coveted list. As in years past, we will announce 5 contenders at a time. The final Stogie Press Top 25[…]

MLB Cigar Ventures Imperia ISLERO

MLB Cigar Ventures Imperia ISLERO – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Mike Bellody and his company MLB Cigar Ventures rocked the cigar world last year with the debut of their Imperia cigar which we at Stogie Press enjoyed immensely.  In fact it was our number 3  cigar of the year in 2015. This year Mike and his team doubled down with two new blends. One was[…]

David P. Ehrlich Tremont – Cigar Review

A Boston Legend It was 135 years ago, that a young man of 20 years, went to work for an established tobacco shop in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. That young man was David P. Ehrlich and the shop was F. Abrahams. The shop was owned by a German immigrant Fanny Abraham, the widow of Ferdinand Abraham, who died before making the[…]

Box Pressed Cigars or Round?

Box pressed cigars have been on the market for a long time. In fact the Cubans created them a long time ago to save shipping space. They would press the cigars into the box creating the more square shape. This resulted in a slightly smaller box saving on material.  It is believed that this process results[…]

Editorial April 2016

It’s been a busy month at Stogie Press,  as we have done a complete refresh of the site. We hope you like the new look and ease of use. We also have added some interactive content to the site. Polls: we have begun creating and posting polls that are asking for your input on cigar[…]

Boutique Cigars and the Start of the Stogie Press 2015 Top 25 Cigars

Well here we are again, nearing the end of the year and of course that means preparation for the Stogie Press 2015 Top 25 Cigars featuring boutique and small batch brands. I have been giving hints since July as to who might make the cut and of course the final countdown list is top  secret,[…]

August 2015 Editorial

Well the IPCPR has come and gone as did the 1 year anniversary of Stogie Press. As we enter our second year of bringing you the information, news, and reviews you enjoy we would like to thank all those int he industry and our reader for your help. We are looking forward to reviewing some of[…]

Imperia Cigar

MLB Cigar Ventures Imperia Robusto – Cigar Review

At this year’s IPCPR in New Orleans I had the pleasure of being introduced to a new company – MLB Cigar Ventures. Now the term MLB does not stand for Major League Baseball  but rather the initials of the owner, Michael L. Bellody. I should note however that Michael and I are both Red Sox[…]