Stogie Press Rating System Part 2 – Flavor, Aroma, Draw, Price to Experience

A couple of weeks ago we spoke about the first part of the new Stogie Press rating system that we are going to apply to new cigars and possibly some previously reviewed cigars we already posted. That first part was about construction, which we consider a major part of the cigar smoking experience. Today I[…]

Stogie Press Rating System Part 1 – Construction

As I mentioned the other month, Stogie Press will be moving to a rating based review system starting at this years IPCPR. I wanted to take a moment and explain some of the critical construction parameters we will be judging cigar samples on. We talk about construction because that is what provides a pleasurable smoking[…]

El Artista

A visit with Radhames Rodriguez and Tabacalera El Artista – Cigar Seed to Palate

  You may not have heard of Radhames Rodriguez and Tabacalera El Artista or then again maybe you have.  I recently had the opportunity to visit with Radhames Sr. and his son Radhames  Jr. and was given a seed to cigar tour their facility in Tamboril, Santiago, Dominican Republic.  I spent a few days in their factory, walking their farms, exploring[…]

Dominican Big Leaguer cigars

What is your cigar knowledge?

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Cigar Boxes – Can They Get Some Respect

We all love our cigars. We walk into a shop, enter the humidor and our eyes roam over the many colors and shapes of the boxes that hold and present the craftsmanship of the brands. Some of us even collect them, maybe even hang them on our cigar cave walls. But how many of us[…]

Stogie Press Reviews Whiff Out

Recently I was communicating with a company – Whiff Industries – on social media. I kept seeing their posts about their special Deodorant Powder – Whiff Out. This product is designed to remove odors like stale cigar smoke from ashtrays and lingering on couches and carpets and vehicles. I asked if they could send me[…]

Cigar Reserve Cedar Spills – Video Product Review

This year at the IPCPR  we met up with the team from Cigar Reserve. Based out of Lake Oswego, OR, Cigar Reserve has engineered a cedar spill that is quite unique in its design. Shaped like a Spanish sword, the cedar spill burns perfectly once lit and overs the perfect and preferred method to lighting your[…]

A Short History of Cigars during 1990’s

The time is the late 20th century and the cigar industry got a shot in the arm from Marvin Shanken and his new glitzy publication Cigar Aficionado. The boom had started and cigars were flowing off the shelves of every shop around the country.  Prior to the 1990s cigar production was stable and consistent. It[…]

Come over to the Dark Side

When it comes to cigars, the dark side, those dark maduro wrapped sticks can seem scary to a mild cigar smoker or a newbie. They are perceived as strong, spicy, and an in your face style of smoke. Something one might describe as an after dinner stick to puff on. But I am here to[…]

Strong Cigars: How do they make them so potent?

A big thanks to Melvin Bossman Robinson owner of the Facebook Group BO$$MAN CIGARS one of the best cigar groups on Facebook for allowing us to repost this article. Strong Cigars: How do they make them so potent? CIGARS 101   We’ve all been there: you fire up a cigar, and one puff…two puffs…three puffs…floor. It[…]

Why do we Smoke Cigars?

It was once said; “A cigar numbs sorrow and fills the solitary hours with a million gracious images.” We in the Americas have been enjoying the leaf for 1000’s of years. So what drew us to pick this plant, let the leaves dry, then roll the leaf and light it on fire? What persueded us[…]

Don Pepin Garcia event – Master Cigar roller Rene

Uploaded on Oct 12, 2011 by http://thescotchlife.com/ This video was uploaded from my Android phone while at the Don Pepin Garcia event in Reston, VA. I had to use image stabilization so the image isn’t as sharp as the original but still worth watching. Rene is Pepin’s master cigar roller that travels with him. He[…]