A visit to Austin Texas and Habana House Cigars

This past Labor Day weekend I took a mini vacation from cigars and Stogie Press to spend some quality time with my wife and stepdaughter. We decided to visit Austin Texas, a city that is alive with music and food. The original idea was to bounce around Austin,  going to places recommended by friends and[…]

Jungle Jim's

Jungle Jim’s – A True International Emporium

Whenever and wherever I travel in the world I usually make it my business to search out cigar shops in the area I will be visiting. This past month after a traveling around the world I had to take a trip to the Cincinnati, OH area. I was so busy living out of a suitcase[…]

Cigars at the Top of the World

I recently had the opportunity to visit the country of Sweden this month and I have to say it was far better than the last time I was there back in the month of January. The weather was warmer and the sun seemed to never want to set. I recall meeting the owner of Royal[…]

Royal Danish Sangre Azul (Blue Blood) Grand Cru – Box Press – Cigar Review

When I was visiting Sweden this month, I stopped into Mellgren’s Fine Tobacco in Gothenburg Sweden. I noticed that they carried Royal Danish cigars and I mentioned to the manager that I met Jen Vistisen the owner of Royal Danish when he was visiting the States last month. Later in the week, while relaxing in[…]

Susie Zook – A Woman who Smokes

One of the great things about cigar smoking is all the amazing people that you get to meet. One of the most warm-hearted and sweet of them is Susie Zook. Susie works part time in a cigar bar here in Florida called Paradise Cigarz. It’s a great neighborhood place that really specializes in boutique blends[…]

Third Street Cigar Lounge

  I do a lot of traveling for my business and sometimes I get the opportunity to checkout a new cigar shop or lounge  when time permits. This past month I was on a trip to Detroit and had to be at a meeting Early Monday morning. I decided to fly up on a Sunday[…]

Mancave Cigar Lounge – Fort Lauderdale

If you find yourself on vacation or traveling through the Fort Lauderdale, FL area you should stop into the newest cigar lounge to open in the Venice of America. The Mancave cigar lounge is the brainchild of three local businessmen – Brian Berk, Benjamin Grynbaum, and Armando Goenaga . They knew we have a choice[…]

Island Smoke Shop

On the the trip back from Key West we stopped briefly in the Island Smoke Shop in Key Largo, FL. This is the largest cigar shop in the Florida Keys and South Florida and is a must stop for any cigar lover heading there. The shop is located in Pink Plaza on the west side[…]

Visiting Burn by Rocky Patel

This past holiday season we had the pleasure of visiting  Burn by Rocky Patel in Naples Florida. This is the first of many lounge reviews we will be doing here at Stogie Press and hope to feature a new lounge every month. Burn by Rocky Patel stocks Rocky’s extensive line of cigars along with many[…]