June 5, 2014

Lifestyle

  • Put it in the history book Abe! The Great Smoke 2018 is over and the main event was by far the largest ever. For something that started in the parking lot of a Smoke Inn cigar shop, this year was held in a pavilion at the south Florida fair grounds. The Great Smoke has been

  • Tobacco Galore/ Wine Down Cigar Lounge

    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

  • Karen Berger

    When we think of cigar brands and the owners of said brands we tend to think of the patriarchs of the business. Names like Don Carlos Fuente, Nestor Placensia, Rocky Patel, Litto Gomez, Don Pepin Garcia, Jonathon Drew, Zino Davidoff, and Henke Kelner all ring true and rightfully so. They made the modern-day cigar culture.

  • Providencia Cigars Trinitas Event

    Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the roll out event for the Providencia Cigars new blend, the Trinitas. Well, it was virtual but fun just the same. The event was held at the Underground Cigar Shop in down home Fort Worth, Texas. Here is an introduction video I did with Providencia Cigars at the

  • Don Gonzales Cigars

    Last night I had the pleasure yet again of spending time with another owner, blender, and man of the cigar business. That man’s name is Don Pedro Gonzales. In this article I am going to tell you about the event at my home shop, Cigar Room Shoals had with him last night, but also info

  • Paradise Cigarz 7th Annivesary

    The other weekend I had the opportunity to visit one of my local cigar lounges, Paradise Cigarz, in Rockledge, FL.  It was their 7th anniversary event and the owner’s (Brook) birthday – so expectation was pretty high that this would be a terrific event.  The event itself and was being sponsored by two of the

  • Captain Fred

    What a difference a week can make when it comes to winter weather here in Florida. Just this time last week, I was getting ready to drive down to Stuart, Florida to  join up with 13 other Rare Scotch and Cigar enthusiasts to embark on a 3 hour tour of the Schooner Lily. Now if

  • CAO Amazon Basin Trilogy Event

    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

  • Briarworks Pipe Factory

    A day in the life of a Cigar Smoker who also loves his Pipe  By Zach Riley Hello family, as you guys know I have been writing for the wonderful Stogie Press for around a month now, but I’m not only an avid cigar smoker, but a pipe smoker as well. Today a small crew

  • As you know by now, Zach Riley has become a true contributor to Stogie Press and I wanted to take him to a new level. I recently asked Zach, if he would be interested in writing a small article about millennial cigar lovers. I know plenty of millennials, my son is one, and I have watched

  • One of the great pleasures of being in the media side of the cigar business is getting the opportunity to sit down with brand owners to talk about their latest creations and business journeys. Everyone is special and each has their own story. The business though is made up of more than brand owners, it

  • La Zona Palooza 2017

    In case you missed the social media explosion of posts this weekend, it was La Zona Palooza weekend in Miami! What is La Zona Palooza you ask? It is a celebration of the love of Espinosa Cigars and brands that are made at the La Zona cigar factory. La Zona is owned by Mr. Erik

  • Well, by now everyone is back home after last weekend’s Black Smoke Miami event. Sadly,  we are looking once again to south Florida today as Hurricane Irma bears down on the state, especially the Florida Keys and the gulf coast of Florida from  Fort Myers to Tampa. I wish all  our brothers and sisters of

  • Well  it was an action packed and smokey fun Thursday and Friday at the Black Smoke Miami events and now it was time to let it all hang as we moved to  the Mansion Party. Yes this was a mansion with a big house, huge back yard, and a ginormous gazebo overlooking the river. The

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