Black smoke Miami 2018 Night 3

Cigar Lifestyle: Black Smoke Miami 2019 – 3rd Anniversary

It’s that time again, when Brothers and Sisters of the leaf converge on Miami, Florida to celebrate the cigar lifestyle and friendship. This is the third year for the event and if it is anything like the previous years, it will only be bigger and better. Event organizer, Kennedy Achille, AKA Tobacco Kennedy has planned Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Black Smoke Miami 2019 – 3rd Anniversary[…]

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 Lifestyle: Cigars Unite People From All Walks Of Life – By Mike Holmes

Everyone is different. We all have different skin tones, come from different backgrounds, have different political views etc… Yes at times we tend to disagree, but disagreement does not equal hate. Sure there are people who are very extreme and might take it there, but I personally advocate for listening to differing opinions and letting Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Cigars Unite People From All Walks Of Life – By Mike Holmes[…]

Editorial: These Young Cigar Brands Have Perseverance

The other night, I posted a short text on my social media channels noting that there were quite a few, young cigar brands, that have shown they have the perseverance to stay the course. They have navigated the murky waters of this business we all love so much, even with bigger brands and the FDA Read more about Editorial: These Young Cigar Brands Have Perseverance[…]

Cigar lifestyle: A Cigar with My Dad – By Mike Holmes

It’s June, and that means it is getting close to Father’s Day. This month, Mike Holmes tells his heart warming story of smoking a cigar with his dad. Since Father’s day is later this month I thought it would be appropriate to share a memorable experience of mine, the time when I had a cigar Read more about Cigar lifestyle: A Cigar with My Dad – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: 2019 Drew Estate Florida Barn Smoker – Find What You Love

If you are a cigar enthusiast, then May was your month as all roads led to the Drew Estate Florida Barn Smoker in Clermont, Florida and the Florida Sun Grown farm. The 2019 Florida Barn Smoker, the 4th annual, is officially in the books and what a day it was. Sunshine, Cigars, Food, Drink, and Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: 2019 Drew Estate Florida Barn Smoker – Find What You Love[…]

Black Smoke Miami 2018 Day 1

Cigar Lifestyle: A Celebration of Black Cigar Smokers – By Mike Holmes

re·sur·gence/rəˈsərjəns/nounan increase or revival after a period of little activity, popularity, or occurrence. Within the past few years I’ve noticed that there has been a massive resurgence of black cigar smokers in the United States. Traditionally the cigar community has always been diverse, but through the lens of social media and annual events like Black Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: A Celebration of Black Cigar Smokers – By Mike Holmes[…]

Crux Cigars Smoklahoma Corona Gorda Collection

Cigar News: Crux Cigars Brings Back Smoklahoma Corona Gorda Collection

It is that time of the year, and if you live in or near Oklahoma City, you may want to check the 2019 Smoklahoma Cigar Event this weekend. Crux Cigars is returning to the event this weekend with a re-release of their exclusive Smoklahoma Corona Gorda Collection. The event begins at 6:30 PM tonight, April Read more about Cigar News: Crux Cigars Brings Back Smoklahoma Corona Gorda Collection[…]

Jessi Flores

Cigar News: Jessi “VICTMS” Flores Partners With Ortez Store To Sell Handmade Cigar Accessories

Fresh off his 20 tenure at Drew Estate Cigars – Subculture Studios, Jessi “VICTMS” Flores has hit the ground running in his new venture of creating specialized, one of a kind, hand made cigar accessories. In fact it has been just two months since he departed Drew Estate. In a press release today, Flores announced Read more about Cigar News: Jessi “VICTMS” Flores Partners With Ortez Store To Sell Handmade Cigar Accessories[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Shorty’s Rescue Inc. Clinic and Rescue Center to Open September

Many of us cigar enthusiasts are familiar with Shorty Rossi and his mission to save abused dogs. Shorty has a storied life but there are two things I know he loves – cigars and dogs. I have known Shorty for a number of years now and even recall going to a Detroit Tigers game one Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Shorty’s Rescue Inc. Clinic and Rescue Center to Open September[…]

No Joke Smoke 2019 Dinner – Kraji Tiki Party

Cigar Lifestyle – No Joke Smoke 2019 Dinner – Kraji Tiki Party – By Kalani Matsuura

The 12th Annual No Joke Smoke Dinner was held on 3/30/19 and hosted by Kalani Matsuura from Mokuleia Cigar Company. I was not able to attend but Kalani was kind enough to provide a recap of the event and photos. The No Joke Smoke Dinner is one of the few cigar events in Honolulu that Read more about Cigar Lifestyle – No Joke Smoke 2019 Dinner – Kraji Tiki Party – By Kalani Matsuura[…]

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Cigar Lifestyle: Tips on Picking out Cigars to Share -By Mike Holmes

Many of us get together regularly with friends to smoke cigars and to enjoy the brother and sister comradery that comes with the cigar lifestyle. Maybe you have been smoking for years, or maybe you haven’t. Either way we have all faced the dilemma of picking out cigars to share with a friend. Will they Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Tips on Picking out Cigars to Share -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?[…]