El Artista Gets Wild and Lives Free with the Cimarron

When we think of cigars from the Dominican Republic, we envision a tropical island paradise, one of the first places in the “new world” landed on by Christopher Columbus. The Dominican Republic is one of the largest producers of cigars in the world and is dotted with fields of tobacco, a plant that is indigenous to[…]

Big Papi Smoke with a Legend

El Artista Announces First 2018 “SMOKE WITH A LEGEND” Event

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) – Tabacalera El Artista and David Ortiz announce the first date of 2018 in their “Smoke with a Legend” event series. Smoke with a Legend features David Ortiz and his namesake cigar brand, Big Papi by David Ortiz. This year’s season opener is set to occur at the Cigars International Bethlehem Super-Store on[…]

El Artista Big Slugger

El Artista Introduces the Big Slugger and Big Papi Humidor

Now that football season is over it is time to turn my attention to baseball and my beloved Red Sox. Last year was a pivotal year for the team without the bat of Big Papi in the lineup. I can only think about how many more games they may have won if that bat was[…]

The Big El Artista Stogie Press Holiday Sweepstakes

This is it – the end of a great year here at Stogie Press. Boston Jimmie and the whole Stogie Press Crew would like to thank everyone for their support and viewership. With that said, we are running our final cigar contest of 2017 and it is a big one. This is our way of[…]

David (Big Papi) Ortiz

Big Papi (David Ortiz) to Attend the 85th Annual IPCPR

The year was 1981, and a young man from NYC  walked into Boston, MA to start an engineering career. That man was yours truly, Boston Jimmie. Within the first couple of weeks, I was invited by my new-found friends to a baseball game at Fenway Park. Of course I was a young Yankee fan, but[…]

EL ARTISTA & DAVID ORTIZ PLAY DOUBLE HEADER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10,  2017 (New Hampshire) – On Friday March 3rd, El Artista Cigars in collaboration with Tobacco Haven and Two Guys Smoke Shop hosted the first-ever Double Header cigar event featuring Big Papi by David Ortiz. Despite freezing temperatures and snow flurries, hundreds of fans lined up as early as 3 hours[…]

Puro Ambar Legacy

Puro Ambar Legacy by Exactus Cigar Review

Exactus Cigars is a trademarked name of Tabacalera El Artista, a 60-year-old icon in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The original Exactus hit the market around 2013 and was followed up with the Puro Ambar line a year later. Today I offer you a review of the Puro Ambar Legacy. The name Puro Ambar comes from the rich history of[…]

2016 Top 25 Boutique Cigars la parte final

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 29, 2016 Well it has been a fun and exciting year in the cigar industry as we close out 2016. There were numerous new boutique blends that hit the market this year as Manufacturers and Brand owners worked to beat the FDA deadline of August 8th, so they have time to[…]

Pulita 60 Aniversario

El Artista Pulita 60 Aniversario – Rough Cut Cigar Review

In 1916 Ramón “Pulita” Rodriguez, a humble cigar roller in the Dominican Republic, established Tabacalera El Artista. Three generations and sixty years later our masters rollers make millions of cigars, our farmers grow acres of specialty cigar tobacco, and we still adhere to the principals of Don Pulita. That was the introduction by Tabacalera El[…]

David (Big Papi) Ortiz

DAVID ORTIZ MAKES HIS FIRST “BIG PAPI” CIGAR EVENT APPEARANCE

The 2016 MLB season has come to end and with it came the retirement of one of the most beloved and iconic players of the 21st century. David (Big Papi) Ortiz . Seen as the greatest player to wear a Rex Sox uniform, the legacy of Big Papi will endure forever. He has a bridge[…]

Big Papi Cigar by David Ortiz

El Artista Big Papi Cigar by David Ortiz Review

My Introduction to the Red Sox and Big Papi The year was 1981, and I just graduated college and moved to the Boston area for my first job. I arrived sporting a Yankee hat and left wearing a Red Sox cap, a short 3 years later in 1984. To the great dismay of my NY friends[…]

El Artista

A visit with Radhames Rodriguez and Tabacalera El Artista – Cigar Seed to Palate

  You may not have heard of Radhames Rodriguez and Tabacalera El Artista or then again maybe you have.  I recently had the opportunity to visit with Radhames Sr. and his son Radhames  Jr. and was given a seed to cigar tour their facility in Tamboril, Santiago, Dominican Republic.  I spent a few days in their factory, walking their farms, exploring[…]

El Artista 60th Anniversary

El Artista 60th Anniversary Pre-Release – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Today we offer the Stogie Press Rough Cut cigar review notes on the El Artista 60th Anniversary pre-release cigar. El Artista is a family-owned company based in the Dominican Republic that specializes in the manufacture of premium cigars and sale of raw materials. I received samples of the new El Artista 60th Anniversary cigar when I visited[…]