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?[…]

The Underground Cigar Shop and Lounge

Cigar Lifestyle: The Underground Cigar Lounge NFG19

Ahhh Yes!! The Underground Cigar Shop and Lounge NFG19 – a joining of brothers and sisters of the leaf nationwide that love boutique cigars. I have been hearing and reading about the NFG events for a few years, not to mention the host shop, the world famous Underground Cigar Shop. So this year, I took Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: The Underground Cigar Lounge NFG19[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: DBL Cigars Tour 5 – Days 3 & 4

By now you have read and seen the fun we all all had during the first two days of Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars tour earlier this month. As promised, I am now going to take you through the last 2 days of this spectacular event hosted by Francisco Almonte, owner of DBL Cigars in Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: DBL Cigars Tour 5 – Days 3 & 4[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars Factory Tour and Safari – Days 1 and 2

The first weekend of March, I could not wait to arrive, ever since I booked my plane ticket to Santiago, DR. You see, that was the weekend of the 5th annual DBL Cigars, Dominican Factory Tour. Even though I have been to the DBL factory before, it was a private tour for just a short Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars Factory Tour and Safari – Days 1 and 2[…]

The Cigar Widow

It’s International Woman’s Day. This is also my birthday week -Wednesday, actually. It’s also the week that my husband, Boston Jimmie, had two major, back-to-back cigar events; one in the Dominican Republic & the other in Texas. I’m in Central Florida, so yeah, happy birthday to me. The logistics worked like this: he left here Read more about The Cigar Widow[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Are Gimmicky Cigars Worth Smoking – By Mike Holmes

Originality is probably one of the most noticeable virtues in the cigar industry. Many of our beloved cigars often have a story behind them while also having very creative packaging and a very unique marketing strategy. With so many different brands of cigars on the market, year after year, there is no doubt that our Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Are Gimmicky Cigars Worth Smoking – By Mike Holmes[…]

Great Smoke 2019

Cigar Lifestyle: Smoke Inn Great Smoke 2019

Close the book, the 2019 Smoke Inn Great Smoke is officially complete and once again Abe Dababneh has put on a stupendous event. I have said it before and will say it again. The Great Smoke is, by far, the best cigar event in the state of Florida. Prior to the main event, there was Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Smoke Inn Great Smoke 2019[…]

Cigar News: StogieTV Releases the Padrón Story Documentary Film

Kennedy Achille, AKA Tobacco Kennedy, the owner of StogieTV and promoter of the Black Smoke Miami cigar event announced the release of his long awaited documentary film on the Padrón family. The film, directed, produced, and written by Achille, is professionally done and highlights the Padrón family while giving the viewer a unique inside look of the Read more about Cigar News: StogieTV Releases the Padrón Story Documentary Film[…]

Claudio Sgroi and Troops

The Human Side of the Cigar Industry – Mombacho Cigars/Team Callahan Cigars

One of the many reasons I love the cigar industry so much, besides the sheer pleasure of the many cigars I enjoy, is how the industry gives back to the community it serves. We see the evidence of this in children’s charities, Cigars for Warriors, and the supporting of families and neighbors of the hard Read more about The Human Side of the Cigar Industry – Mombacho Cigars/Team Callahan Cigars[…]

Miami Mega Herf 2018

Cigar Lifestyle: Miami Mega Herf

Miami, an international city with a Cuban influence with its glamorous neighborhoods, trendy nightclubs, white sand beaches and iconic art deco buildings. This past weekend Miami was the host to the Dolphins and Lions football game, the final Formula One (F1) Festival of 2018, and the Miami Mega Herf.  For those that are not familiar with Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Miami Mega Herf[…]