Mike Holmes

Cigar Lifestyle: Eleven Cigars Most Talked About in 2019 – Mike Holmes

A note from Boston Jimmie Alright now – 2019 is over, cigar media have posted their top lists and the debates have begun. You may agree or disagree with the ratings, rankings, and selections on them, or then again you may not even care, but one thing every consumer should pay attention to is what Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Eleven Cigars Most Talked About in 2019 – Mike Holmes[…]

Mike Holmes

Cigar Lifestyle: 2020 Resolutions, Resa-Lies, Still Puffin And Alive! – By Mike Holmes

Happy New Year to everyone reading my first article of the year and the new decade! This time of the year people tend to be hyped up about “What is to come” in the new year. Resolutions are made only to be broken a couple months later. The resolutions turn into lies and then you Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: 2020 Resolutions, Resa-Lies, Still Puffin And Alive! – By Mike Holmes[…]

How Do E-Cigars Compare to The Real Thing? – Guest Article by Eric Van Buskirk

Meet The Latest Vaporizer Alternative Much to the delight of smokers looking to quit, there is now an electronic, vaporizer-driven or “vape” alternative to everything notorious for having serious side effects on lung health. For nearly a decade now, hookah, shisha, cigarette and pipe smokers have all had an established array of brands to shop Read more about How Do E-Cigars Compare to The Real Thing? – Guest Article by Eric Van Buskirk[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: 9 years of Paradise Cigarz – A Look Back At The Memories Of My Home Shop – By Mike Holmes

My relationship with Paradise Cigarz in Rockledge, Fl began 9 years ago. I was pretty new to cigars and did not smoke as often as I do now. My mom sent me to spy on prices at a barbershop in the adjacent plaza and on my way I passed a sign that said “Cigars” and Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: 9 years of Paradise Cigarz – A Look Back At The Memories Of My Home Shop – By Mike Holmes[…]

Product Review: Cigarmedics HumidiMeter

A couple of months back, I received a pretty cool device in the mail from a company called Cigarmedics. They asked if I would be kind enough to review their product, known as the HumidiMeter, on Stogie Press. This is not the first I have heard of the device. My friend and BOTL, Kevin Shahan Read more about Product Review: Cigarmedics HumidiMeter[…]

Lifestyle: Stogie Press Readers Choice Award Results

Well, that was a fun contest, but all good things must come to an end. Votes were cut off at midnight on Friday, December 20th. The 2019 Stogie Press Readers Choice best cigar of 2019 is the: Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Tamo Lindo El Amarillo Fancy Belicoso Congratulations to Francisco Almonte and the whole team Read more about Lifestyle: Stogie Press Readers Choice Award Results[…]

Legislation: House Approves Spending Bill – Raises Tobacco age to 21

The House of Representatives passed the year end funding bill today that includes funding to keep the government running through September of 2020. The bill was broken into two packages – one for national security which passed 280-138 and the other for domestic agencies which also passed 297-120. The domestic agencies part included a provision Read more about Legislation: House Approves Spending Bill – Raises Tobacco age to 21[…]

Lifestyle: Stogie Press – Readers Choice Cigar of the Year – Contest

Jimmie – you have a problem!! My wife recently looked at my Humidor and said “Jimmie, you need to be in the Christmas giving spirit” – so here it is, for the first time ever, we are running a Stogie Press “Readers Choice Cigar of the Year” contest. This is real simple, just comment on Read more about Lifestyle: Stogie Press – Readers Choice Cigar of the Year – Contest[…]

Cigar Lifestyle – When Worlds Collide – Drew Estate X Art Basel Event

This past Friday evening I was cordially invited to attend and cover a one night event in Wynwood, Florida called “X Art Basel’ that was put on by Drew Estate Cigars. If you are not familiar with Art Basel, one of the biggest events held in Miami, Florida, it is a gathering of artists, galleries, Read more about Cigar Lifestyle – When Worlds Collide – Drew Estate X Art Basel Event[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Drew Estate Hosting “X Art Basel”

This coming Friday, December 6, Drew Estate Cigars will be capping their 20th Anniversary of ACID Cigars by hosting a special 1 night only event in the heart of Art Basel, sponsored by Hausammann Gallery. The gallery was founded in 1961 by Renato Hausammann, originally in the Italian ski town of Cortina, and now moved Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Drew Estate Hosting “X Art Basel”[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Boston Jimmie’s 60th Birthday Herf Recap – By Mike Holmes

Life is meant to be lived and lived well. To reach the age of 60 is a privilege denied to many, so to be able to celebrate such a milestone with my great friend Boston Jimmie was a distinct honor. November 9th, 2019 was truly a night to remember. Boston Jimmie threw the biggest cigar Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Boston Jimmie’s 60th Birthday Herf Recap – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: A Cigar Chat with NFL Champion Fred Robbins

I was recently introduced to retired NFL Champion Fred Robbins by one of my loyal Instagram followers – Steve Bingham @bigbluecigarguy. Steve is a huge NY Giants fan and suggested I connect with Fred, who was part of the Super Bowl XLII championship Giants team. Now of course, that game is cemented in my amygdala Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: A Cigar Chat with NFL Champion Fred Robbins[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Kareem Fort gives Stogie Press the L.A. Lowdown on “Smoke BIG”

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to interview Documentary Film Producer, Kareem (Reem) Fort, to talk about his latest project “Smoke BIG“. The new documentary film, which is scheduled to be released in early 2020, focuses on the Los Angeles cigar culture. Kareem is best known for his Hip-Hop documentary “Demos” which Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Kareem Fort gives Stogie Press the L.A. Lowdown on “Smoke BIG”[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Tampa Cigar Bash 10th Anniversary

Welcome to Florida, the home of some of the best cigar festivals throughout the year. As we move through the final months, October is the month for the annual Tampa Cigar Bash, the last of the festivals held annually here in the state. This year was the 10th anniversary event and it was chocked full Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Tampa Cigar Bash 10th Anniversary[…]