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[…]

Stogie Press Rating System Part 1 – Construction

As I mentioned the other month, Stogie Press will be moving to a rating based review system starting at this years IPCPR. I wanted to take a moment and explain some of the critical construction parameters we will be judging cigar samples on. We talk about construction because that is what provides a pleasurable smoking Read more about Stogie Press Rating System Part 1 – Construction[…]

Dominican Big Leaguer cigars

What is your cigar knowledge?

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Cigar Reserve Cedar Spills – Video Product Review

This year at the IPCPR  we met up with the team from Cigar Reserve. Based out of Lake Oswego, OR, Cigar Reserve has engineered a cedar spill that is quite unique in its design. Shaped like a Spanish sword, the cedar spill burns perfectly once lit and overs the perfect and preferred method to lighting your Read more about Cigar Reserve Cedar Spills – Video Product Review[…]

Strong Cigars: How do they make them so potent?

A big thanks to Melvin Bossman Robinson owner of the Facebook Group BO$$MAN CIGARS one of the best cigar groups on Facebook for allowing us to repost this article. Strong Cigars: How do they make them so potent? CIGARS 101   We’ve all been there: you fire up a cigar, and one puff…two puffs…three puffs…floor. It Read more about Strong Cigars: How do they make them so potent?[…]

October Issue of Stogie Press Released

The October issue of Stogie Press has been released. This issue is focused on the new Cigar smokers and features a number of cigar 101 related articles. There is also a new addition this month that will feature a detail on a cigar pairing. This month it is Cuban Coffee and how to make one Read more about October Issue of Stogie Press Released[…]

Why do we Smoke Cigars?

It was once said; “A cigar numbs sorrow and fills the solitary hours with a million gracious images.” We in the Americas have been enjoying the leaf for 1000’s of years. So what drew us to pick this plant, let the leaves dry, then roll the leaf and light it on fire? What persueded us Read more about Why do we Smoke Cigars?[…]