Conquistador Cigar Parlor

Cigar Lounge: Conquistador Cigar Parlor – Brooklyn NY

The 3rd stop on my NYC Cigar Shop tour, took me to a brand new and luxurious lounge in Brooklyn, NY.  Conquistador Cigar Parlor has been only open since May of 2018 and it is one of the last shops to get a tobacco resale licence in the Big Apple. Located in the Sheepshead Bay[…]

Cigar Lounge: Maduros – Bronx NY

The second half of the day this past Sunday, Kevin Schweitzer from Rock-A-Feller Cigars and I took a trek up to the Bronx to visit another favorite shop  of his – Maduro Cigar Lounge. Located between the Bronx Zoo, and the Cross Bronx Expressway just off of E. Tremont Avenue at 1969 Southern Blvd, Maduro’s[…]

Cigar Lounge: Harry’s Habana Hut – Bayside Queens

I am spending some time in the NYC area this week for some family events and of course a  visit anywhere always means a visit to cigar lounges. This past Sunday I had the pleasure of spending some quality time with one of sponsors, Keven Schweitzer – owner of Rock-A-Feller Cigars here in NY. One[…]

Origins Cigars

Lounge Review: Origins and Enki Cigar Shop

This past week I was visiting Miami and kept a promise to visit Mr. Karel Martinez, owner of Enki Cigars and Origins Cigars. Karel and Stogie Press go way back, as he was one of the first brand owners to send us samples to review when we first launched our site back in 2013. We[…]

Charles P. Stanley Cigar Company

Cigar Lounge Review: Charles P. Stanley Cigar Company St. Louis Missouri

This past week I was on business in the St. Louis area and, like all trips I go on, I always look for a local shop to settle into in the evening after a long day of work. A little google search took me the Charles P. Stanley Cigar Company in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The search[…]

"One Off" by Illusione

Casa de Montecristo by Prime Cigar and Whiskey Bar Hosting the Illusione One Off Cigar Roll-out

You may or may not have heard the latest buzz about the Illusione Cigars re-introduction of the famed OneOff cigar brand. The OneOff brand was originally produced by Italian cigar magnate A.G. Molinari.  Mr. Molinari was a tobacconist who ran the Milan, Italy, La Casa del Habano during the turn of the century and decided to create[…]

James Fox and Co. Dublin

A Visit to James J. Fox and Co. Dublin – Whiskey and Cuban Cigar Shop

Last week, I took a little time off with my wife to visit Ireland for the first time.  Every year I promise my bride a non-cigar vacation and this was the trip. I will  be talking more about our adventures in future travel articles, but any visit to a place I have never been will[…]

Cigar Hustler

A Visit to the Word Famous Cigar Hustler Lounge

This past Saturday you saw I trekked over to the Drew Estate Florida Barn Smoker in Clermont, FL. What I did not mention in that article was I decided to keep a long-awaited promise to visit one of Florida’s outstanding cigar shops – the “World Famous”  Cigar Hustler in Deltona, FL. In case you were[…]

Cigarz on the Avenue – Winter Park Florida – Longevity is Golden

There is something to be said about a business that has survived for over 2 decades, the perseverance alone is worth an applause. Couple that with an industry like the cigar business with its regulations and hurdles you have to overcome on a regular basis, not to mention shifting demographics, and I would declare such[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Cuban Crafters

A Visit to Cuban Crafters Cigar Store and Factory – A must see in Miami

If you ever visit Miami for business or pleasure and are a cigar enthusiast, one of the stops I am sure you would make is to Calle Ocho in Little Havana. It is a quaint part of town that maintains the Cubanesque feel from those that settled there during the Cuban Crisis in the 1960s.[…]

The Ambassador Cigars and Spirits Lounge

The Ambassador Cigars and Spirits Lounge Review

Earlier this week, I left the sunny shores of Melbourne, FL to head up to the frigid cold and snow of Troy, MI.This was not my first trip to Troy, or to the state of Michigan, so I kind of know my way around  the area.  After a long day of meetings and dinner with[…]