Cigar News: Atlantic Cigar Co and MoyaRuiz Cigars announce “The Summer Sausage”

First there was veggy burgers, then Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat, now we have – The Summer Sausage. It is not meat or veggy. Technically you don’t eat it, but you do smoke it, and taste it. The Summer Sausage is the work of Atlantic Cigar Co., MoyaRuiz, and the La Zona factory in Esteli, Read more about Cigar News: Atlantic Cigar Co and MoyaRuiz Cigars announce “The Summer Sausage”[…]

Cigar 101: How to Smoke in your vehicle without it smelling like an Ashtray – By Mike Holmes

This is a topic that I see discussed quite often on social media. Since I base my Cigar 101 articles on what the cigar community actually talks about, I decided to tackle this topic because I smoke in the car on an almost daily basis. Hopefully this will help many of you, who want to Read more about Cigar 101: How to Smoke in your vehicle without it smelling like an Ashtray – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar News: Casa Cuevas Ships La Mandarria

Casa Cuevas Cigars, showcased their boldest blend yet – La Mandarria – at the Premium Cigar Association trade show last month. Now you can treat your palate to the “Sledgehammer” as the company announced today, La Mandarria is shipping to retailers. In the press release, Casa Cuevas noted: “La Mandarria brand was born out of Read more about Cigar News: Casa Cuevas Ships La Mandarria[…]

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IPCPR/PCA News: Southern Draw Cigars

This year, Robert Holt and his Southern Draw Cigars family were celebrating 5 years in the premium cigar business and they did it in grand style, as they showcased an array of products at the Premium Cigar Association trade show. Starting with the new Jacob’s Ladder Brimstone, which is the boldest fullest strength cigar the Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: Southern Draw Cigars[…]

IPCPR/PCA News: RoMa Craft Tobac and Skip Martin

I was fortunate to get some quality time with Skip Martin of RoMa Craft Tobac at this years Premium Cigar Association trade show. Sitting with Skip is like reading an encyclopedia of cigars. His knowledge of the art, craft, and science of tobacco and cigars is one of the best in the business. What was Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: RoMa Craft Tobac and Skip Martin[…]

Cigar Review: Stolen Throne – Crook of the Crown Robusto – Rated 92

Last month my Stogie Press associate and friend Alton Otto gifted me a new cigar, one I have not heard of yet. The Crook of the Crown by Stolen Throne Cigar Co. based out of Newport News , VA. The brand was launched in 2019 and the trademark was granted in June. The Crook of Read more about Cigar Review: Stolen Throne – Crook of the Crown Robusto – Rated 92[…]

IPCPR/PCA News: La Barba Cigars – Welcome to the Party

My first stop at the IPCPR/PCA this year was with Tony Bellato and La Barba Cigars. I was pleased Tony was able to take the time to sit with me for a few minutes before his booth got too crazy. Welcome to the Party. In our discussion, Tony explained to me – La Barba Cigars Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: La Barba Cigars – Welcome to the Party[…]

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 101 – Should I Order Cigars Online or Buy From my Local B&M? – By Mike Holmes

Ahhhh one of the most debated topics in the online cigar community, Should I order cigars online from big name websites or should I shop local and support my local Brick and Mortar shop? To answer this question we need to look at the benefits of both so that we can compare the reasons many Read more about Cigar 101 – Should I Order Cigars Online or Buy From my Local B&M? – By Mike Holmes[…]

IPCPR/PCA News: Tarazona Cigars

At this years IPCPR/PCA tradeshow an old face reemerged on the floor, Eddie Tarazona. You may remember Tarazona cigars from a few years ago with his 305, 305 Guerrilla, Revolution 305, and XTC cigar lines. Something New After his hiatus, Eddie is back with a vengeance and this year he brought with him some new Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: Tarazona Cigars[…]

Cigar Lounge: Sticks Cigars – Rahway, NJ

About 21 miles Southwest of Manhattan, NY lies the city of Rahway, NJ. The 3.9 square mile city dates back to 1664 when the English purchased a tract of land from the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. Tradition states that the city was named after Rahwack, a local tribal chief. The city lays claim to some notable people Read more about Cigar Lounge: Sticks Cigars – Rahway, NJ[…]

Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Release a Short Film – “Seed to Cigar”

Foundation Cigars has just released a short film on the process of going from Seed to Cigar. The film is a time lapsed view into all the hands that are involved in bringing some of the finest premium cigars to market. According to the release: “Foundation Cigar Company is always exploring exciting ways to shake Read more about Cigar News: Foundation Cigars Release a Short Film – “Seed to Cigar”[…]

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Cigar Lounge – Harlem Cigar Room – NYC

The 4th stop on my Independence Day weekend Tri-State cigar lounge tour took me back to my home state and the greatest city on earth; NYC. More specifically – Manhattan Island. I truly love going home – yes Boston Jimmie was born in NYC and I have seen the changes over the years. I left Read more about Cigar Lounge – Harlem Cigar Room – NYC[…]

Cigar Lounge: The Suburban Tavern & Restaurant and Cigar Lounge – Reading, PA

Take a walk back in time with me as I introduce you to the the Suburban Tavern & Restaurant and Cigar Lounge in Reading, PA. The city, is approximately halfway between the state’s most populous city, Philadelphia, and the state capital, Harrisburg (as well as about halfway between Allentown and Lancaster). It was also the home of the now defunct Reading Read more about Cigar Lounge: The Suburban Tavern & Restaurant and Cigar Lounge – Reading, PA[…]