IPCPR/PCA News – A Cigar Chat with Ram Rodriguez of El Artista Cigars

Near the end of day one at the 2019 Premium Cigar Association Trade Show, I caught up with Radhames ‘Ram’ Rodriguez, President of El Artista Cigars at their booth. El Artista was showcasing two new introduction this year, The Slugger and the Buffalo Ten. In the video below, we talk about the new introductions, the Read more about IPCPR/PCA News – A Cigar Chat with Ram Rodriguez of El Artista Cigars[…]

Cigar News: David Ortiz & El Artista Cigars Announce Second ‘BIG PAPI’ Cigar Brand

EL Artista Cigars announced today, a new line extension for the David Ortiz line of cigars. Titled “The Slugger” after Ortiz’s signature Home Run style, the new brand is stronger and larger than its predecessor. The new blend features a stippled deep brown San Andres maduro wrapper, flavorful Dominican Negrito binder, and fillers from Dominican Read more about Cigar News: David Ortiz & El Artista Cigars Announce Second ‘BIG PAPI’ Cigar Brand[…]

Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Announces Space Fresh Pack

Omar de Frias is proud to announce the Space Fresh Pack.  Fratello is releasing four cigars in this fresh pack, two of which are new blends for the company.  Sorella and Arlequin. The Space Fresh Pack will have two existing blends.  Fratello Classico in its new format 6 x 50 and the existing Fratello Bianco Read more about Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Announces Space Fresh Pack[…]

Cigar News: El Artista Announces the Buffalo TEN

El Artista, the company that brought you the Big Papi, Cimarron, Exactus , not to mention, many fine boutique cigars from brands you know and enjoy, announces the launch of a new cigar brand for 2019 – the Buffalo TEN. The Buffalo TEN is described as complex blend composed of six different tobaccos from across Read more about Cigar News: El Artista Announces the Buffalo TEN[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: DBL Cigars Tour 5 – Days 3 & 4

By now you have read and seen the fun we all all had during the first two days of Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars tour earlier this month. As promised, I am now going to take you through the last 2 days of this spectacular event hosted by Francisco Almonte, owner of DBL Cigars in Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: DBL Cigars Tour 5 – Days 3 & 4[…]

2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Candidates 11-16

Eights days to go before we ring in 2019 and another year of cigars reviews, lounge visits, lifestyle, and news. Before we do that we first have to announce what we feel were the best boutique cigars smoked here at Stogie Press.  Today I present the next 6 candidates for the Stogie Press Top 25 Read more about 2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Candidates 11-16[…]

El Artista Cimarron Maduro

Cigar review: El Artista Cimarron Maduro Robusto – Rated 92

Adding to their already successful portfolio of cigars, El Artista S.R.L. released a new line known as the Cimarron. This new cigar was announced at the 2018 IPCPR in Las Vegas, NV and comes in two blends, a Mexican San Andres Maduro and an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade. The filler aand binder are the same only the wrpper is Read more about Cigar review: El Artista Cimarron Maduro Robusto – Rated 92[…]

Contest: Big Papi Humidor Giveaway

Stogie Press has partnered with one of our premium sponsors , Tobacalera El Artista, to give away a Big Papi humidor, in celebration of the 2018 Red Sox making it to the World Series. If you are a Red Sox fan you want to get into this contest, sorry, but you have to fill the Read more about Contest: Big Papi Humidor Giveaway[…]

El Artista Gets Wild and Lives Free with the Cimarron

When we think of cigars from the Dominican Republic, we envision a tropical island paradise, one of the first places in the “new world” landed on by Christopher Columbus. The Dominican Republic is one of the largest producers of cigars in the world and is dotted with fields of tobacco, a plant that is indigenous to Read more about El Artista Gets Wild and Lives Free with the Cimarron[…]

Big Papi Smoke with a Legend

El Artista Announces First 2018 “SMOKE WITH A LEGEND” Event

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) – Tabacalera El Artista and David Ortiz announce the first date of 2018 in their “Smoke with a Legend” event series. Smoke with a Legend features David Ortiz and his namesake cigar brand, Big Papi by David Ortiz. This year’s season opener is set to occur at the Cigars International Bethlehem Super-Store on Read more about El Artista Announces First 2018 “SMOKE WITH A LEGEND” Event[…]

El Artista Big Slugger

El Artista Introduces the Big Slugger and Big Papi Humidor

Now that football season is over it is time to turn my attention to baseball and my beloved Red Sox. Last year was a pivotal year for the team without the bat of Big Papi in the lineup. I can only think about how many more games they may have won if that bat was Read more about El Artista Introduces the Big Slugger and Big Papi Humidor[…]

The Big El Artista Stogie Press Holiday Sweepstakes

This is it – the end of a great year here at Stogie Press. Boston Jimmie and the whole Stogie Press Crew would like to thank everyone for their support and viewership. With that said, we are running our final cigar contest of 2017 and it is a big one. This is our way of Read more about The Big El Artista Stogie Press Holiday Sweepstakes[…]

Big Papi Cigar and Swag Giveaway

Big Papi – David Ortiz– Number 34, may have retired from  baseball but he will forever be revered as one of the best players in the game. In celebration of David’s career and to kickoff this weekend’s Red Sox – Yankees series, Stogie Press is starting a sweepstakes that can score you some big wins. Read more about Big Papi Cigar and Swag Giveaway[…]

David (Big Papi) Ortiz

Big Papi (David Ortiz) to Attend the 85th Annual IPCPR

The year was 1981, and a young man from NYC  walked into Boston, MA to start an engineering career. That man was yours truly, Boston Jimmie. Within the first couple of weeks, I was invited by my new-found friends to a baseball game at Fenway Park. Of course I was a young Yankee fan, but Read more about Big Papi (David Ortiz) to Attend the 85th Annual IPCPR[…]