Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions – September 28, 2018

With this being the last week of the regular season of Major League Baseball, I welcome you to the 15th installment of the Stogie Press “Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions”, where Boston Jimmie scours the world-wide web of cigars and summarizes relevant news and questions of the past week. On the following[…]

Editorial: Stogie Press Hits New Milestones – A Thank You to All and Then Some

This past week, Stogie Press hit two important milestones in our continued pursuit to bring you, our loyal readers, extensive content of the cigar lifestyle. Stogie Press has been a dream of mine for a long time and after four years from posting our first article on the Warped La Colmena, that was launched at the 2014[…]

A.J. Fernandez Ramon Allones

Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Ramon Allones – Rated 94

A.J. Fernandez was the cigar man of the year in 2017, with numerous collaborations across the cigar industry including both big box and boutique lines. One of those collaborations was with General Cigars to re-introduce the Ramon Allones brand, the US trademark of which is owned by General Cigars. The company moved the line under the Foundry[…]

Michael Giannini, General Manager at Ventura Cigars

Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Company Heading to Drew Estate 2018 Kentucky Barn Smoker

Ventura Cigar Company announced today that they will be bringing smooth vibes and great smokes to an already raucously good time. In the announcement, Ventura Cigars stated: “Ventura Cigars is honored to be part of Drew Estate’s 2018 Kentucky Barn Smoker on September 29, 2018. Held in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, the event is the brainchild of[…]

OSOK San Andres

Cigar News: OSOK Cigars Serves Another Killshot – The OSOK San Andres

If you have been wondering where Edgar Hoill from OSOK Cigars has been lately, fear not, for he has been hanging out in Mexico as a Quality Control appointee for Casa Turrent so he could feed his personal desire to gain a deeper appreciation behind the process of crafting premium cigars. Edgar is appreciative of the rave[…]

Cinco Décadas: The Rise of the Nicaraguan Cigar

Cigar News: Joya de Nicaragua Publishes Story, 50 Years in the Making

Did you ever wonder what its like to be the 1st, the one who started it all? Did you ever think about all the growth pains one had to go through, to reap the rewards for their perseverance against all odds? Well now you can read all about it, in the latest book published by[…]

Micallef Cigars Grande Bold Mata Fina 556MF

Cigar Review: Micallef Cigars Grande Bold Mata Fina 556MF – Rated 85

Today we take a look at the second in the Grande Bold series from the Micallef Cigars that was introduced at this years IPCPR. The Grande Bold series consists of 5 different blends and today we will be examining the Grande Bold Mata Fina. We recently reviewed the Grand Bold Nicaragua which scored a 93. The[…]

Southern Draw Cigars Cedrus - The Hogan

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Cigars Cedrus – The Hogan – Rated 97

When it comes to making a special cigar, there are many who have accomplished it but when it comes to making the cigar special, that is a little different. This year, Southern Draw Cigars accomplished “special” in many ways, when they introduced a cigar known as Cedrus – The Hogan at this years International Premium[…]

Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions – September 21, 2018

Happy autumn to everyone and welcome to the 14th installment of the Stogie Press “Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions”, where Boston Jimmie scours the world-wide web of cigars and summarizes relevant news and questions of the past week. On the following Monday, my friend Kap Kaplowitz then shreds my writing and puts[…]

Esteban Carreras Mr. Brownstone Natural Toro Gordo

Cigar Review: Esteban Carreras Mr. Brownstone Natural Toro Grande – Rated 89

With all the craziness at this years IPCPR, I mean with the fire and rescheduling, not to mention all the zig-zagging I was doing across the floor, I totally missed the Esteban Carreras Cigars booth. From what I have read, the company rolled out an additional 4 3/4  x 46 vitola, known as the Böölit, for[…]

Cigar News: Island Club Cigars Begin National Distribution

Leading up to this years IPCPR back in July were news articles about the forthcoming Island Club cigars. Island Lifestyle Importers, the exclusive manufacturer of Island Lifestyle Cigars and Tommy Bahama Luxury Cigar Accessories, presented the latest line at the show and  have announced today, Island Club cigars will be shipping to dealers across the country. The[…]

Crown Heads Court Reserve XVIII

Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII Robusto – Rated 96

Ah yes, Crowned Heads, a cigar company known for cigar names like Four Kicks, Headley Grange, Jericho Hill and more. Names that give tribute to musicians and bands. This makes sense, as Crowned Heads is based out Nashville, TN and why not give tribute to music. But this year, at the IPCPR, Crowned Heads Cigars[…]

Felix Assouline EGO Ocean Blue Rogue Wave Cuadrado

Cigar Review: Felix Assouline EGO Ocean Blue – Rogue Wave Cuadrado – Rated 91

At this years IPCPR I visited the Felix Assouline cigar company and got to meet Felix and talk about his cigars. You can see the chat we had here. The company rolled out a number of new SKUs to the market at the show and one of those was a line extension to their popular EGO[…]

Marrero Cigar Company - By Felix Gonzalez

Cigar News: When Art Becomes Smokable – Marrero Cigar Co./Fabrica MCR

The other day I received a press release from Joel Vazquez Marrero, owner of the Marrero Cigar Company, announcing the opening of a new cigar factory in Tamboril, República Dominicana. This is not going to be your ordinary cigar factory, in fact one could call it an art studio that produces cigars like no other. Marrero teamed[…]