Cigar 101: An Age Old Controversy Plume Vs. Mold – By Mike Holmes

Earlier this year I wrote an article about setting up and maintaining your humidor in which I briefly touched on avoiding mold in your humidor. I purposely did not mention the Mold Vs. Plume argument because it is a subject in itself, which deserves its own article. The Mold Vs. Plume argument isn’t a very complicated Read more about Cigar 101: An Age Old Controversy Plume Vs. Mold – By Mike Holmes[…]

Shirtless Mike’s 2019 Holiday Cigar Gift Guide for the Cigar Lover In Your Life! By Mike Holmes

We are over a month away from this year’s holiday season and everyone is preparing for the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is a fun time for most of us but it can also be a confusing time for non smokers who have loved ones that are enthralled in the cigar Read more about Shirtless Mike’s 2019 Holiday Cigar Gift Guide for the Cigar Lover In Your Life! By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101: Best Solutions for Winter Time Smoking – By Mike Holmes

Winter time is fast approaching and cigar smokers in areas that get really cold are starting to panic because many people often don’t smoke during the winter due to dropping temperatures. This doesn’t have to be the case! There are a few solutions to your problem that don’t include cutting out smoking cigars. Take notes Read more about Cigar 101: Best Solutions for Winter Time Smoking – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101: Wtf Are These Cigar Acronyms And Terms? – By Mike Holmes

For this months cigar 101 topic I really had to think hard on what I wanted to write about. I know I put a feeler out for ideas, unfortunately I decided not to use them! Sorry folks. Instead I got an excellent idea for a very informative article. It seems like weekly, I see this Read more about Cigar 101: Wtf Are These Cigar Acronyms And Terms? – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar News: Tobacco Kennedy (TK) Presents Cigar Educated Platform

Back in August, Kennedy Achille, (Tobacco Kennedy) owner of StogieTV and Promoter of Black Smoke Miami reached out to me about a new project he was working on and asked for my input on it. The project was called Cigar Educated, an in-depth course dedicated to Cigar Education. This course is billed as the first Read more about Cigar News: Tobacco Kennedy (TK) Presents Cigar Educated Platform[…]

Cigar 101: Picking Cigars for the Best Smoking Experience – Mike Holmes

Boston Jimmie forwarded a message to me about a cigar smoker who was smoking a lancero and started to feel sick while smoking the cigar. It was suggested that one of us write about how to pick cigars to smoke, that are within someone’s league, to help them have the best smoking experience. Once again Read more about Cigar 101: Picking Cigars for the Best Smoking Experience – Mike Holmes[…]

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 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[…]

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”[…]

Cigar 101: How to Properly Set-up and Maintain Your Humidor – By Mike Holmes

So you have just purchased your first humidor to protect your investment of cigars. Congratulations on entering the world of cigars! Now you might be wondering to yourself, “How do I set up my humidor?” I am glad that you asked that question because I am now going to answer it for you.  The Initial Read more about Cigar 101: How to Properly Set-up and Maintain Your Humidor – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101: Spit or Swallow? We don’t judge! – By Mike Holmes

Have you ever smoked a cigar and while smoking the cigar you felt the sudden urge to Spit? The cigar tasted bitter and the saliva in your mouth built up, and when you swallowed, you started to feel queasy? If you have ever felt like this you are not alone! People are affected differently when Read more about Cigar 101: Spit or Swallow? We don’t judge! – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101: What’s the deal with cigar shop etiquette?

By: Mike Holmes Here we go again with another discussion on Cigar Etiquette. My first article for Stogie Press was very popular and  has received lots of great feedback. Thank you for the support and for reading what I write! As a continuation from my first article, I will be addressing Cigar Shop Etiquette. We Read more about Cigar 101: What’s the deal with cigar shop etiquette?[…]

Cigar 101: Etiquette or Preferences – A Guest Article by Mike Holmes

By Mike Holmes I have been a cigar smoker for around 12 years now. Over the years I have read many articles about cigar Etiquette, I have scoured books on the topic and no matter how long I ponder on this topic, I always draw the same conclusions…. A lot of our so called Etiquette Read more about Cigar 101: Etiquette or Preferences – A Guest Article by Mike Holmes[…]

Stogie Press Rating System Part 2 – Flavor, Aroma, Draw, Price to Experience

A couple of weeks ago we spoke about the first part of the new Stogie Press rating system that we are going to apply to new cigars and possibly some previously reviewed cigars we already posted. That first part was about construction, which we consider a major part of the cigar smoking experience. Today I Read more about Stogie Press Rating System Part 2 – Flavor, Aroma, Draw, Price to Experience[…]