Steve Saka Talks to Stogie Press about Halos, Errors and NIcaragua Challenges at the 2018 IPCPR

During the 2018 IPCPR trade show, Boston Jimmie managed some time to sit with Steve Saka of Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust and talk about his latest launch, the Sin Compromiso. We also discussed the thick lonsdale extension to the Todas Las Dias line, and then we got into Steve’s views of how the latest events[…]

An Introduction to Felix Assouline at the 2018 IPCPR

One of the best experiences of attending the annual IPCPR Trade Show is getting to meet and spend some time with the men and women behind the cigar brands we all enjoy. This year was our 5th trade show, since launching Stogie Press, and like the past four it did not disappoint. Although there was[…]

Don Gonzales Cigars

Don Gonzales Cigars: From Cuba to Nicaragua – By Zach Riley

Last night I had the pleasure yet again of spending time with another owner, blender, and man of the cigar business. That man’s name is Don Pedro Gonzales. In this article I am going to tell you about the event at my home shop, Cigar Room Shoals had with him last night, but also info[…]

Kevin Schweitzer

A Facebook Live Chat with Rock-A-Feller Cigars

In case you missed it – Boston Jimmie from Stogie Press spent some Facebook Live time with Rock-A-Feller Cigars owner Kevin Schweitzer to talk about the brand and other cigar related topics. Click the photo below to go to the live interview. Stay tuned to Stogie Press for more live interviews and upcoming contests and[…]

Bobalu Cigars

An Interview with Bobalu Cigars Jeff Lipton – Yea he built it!

Twenty years in business is worthy of a celebration, and you consider it is a business that was built with immigrants and refugees, it deserves an even bigger celebration. So is the case of Bobalu cigars, located in downtown Austin, Texas. The city Austin, is a remarkable thread through the fabric of America. An iconic[…]

A Discussion with Timothy Phan from Que Vida Cigars

The other week I had the pleasure of sampling the new Que Vida cigar. I was so intrigued by it, I decided to reach out to Timothy Phan (co-owner) of Que Vida Cigars to get more of a personal background on the company and founding members. Que Vida Cigars is a young cigar company, the[…]

Black Works Studio - Killer Bee

Killer Bee by Black Works Studio – Rough Cut Cigar Review

James Brown, creator of Black Label Trading Co. (BLTC), and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra, launched Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) in 2016 as a showcase for the boutique cigar factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. At this years IPCPR, BLK WKS announced the addition of S&R, Boondock Saint, and Sindustry to its lineup, as well as additional vitolas[…]

Maya Selva

Stogie Press Sits Down With Maya Selva of Flor de Selva Cigars

The 2016 IPCPR is behind us but not without making new friends and visiting old ones. This year I had the opportunity to meet Maya Selva from Maya Selva cigars. We spent a few minutes chatting about her company and cigar line. Maya broke into the market as a woman owned cigar line over 22 years ago and[…]

Carlos Flores Jr. from Flor de Florez; Rebuilding a Brand

Flor de Florez – a cigar brand that may remind you of the boom days in the early 1990s. It was in many a humidor in shops across the country. As time moved on, and new boutique lines started to appear on the market, Flor de Florez faded. Faded but not forgotten, at least to the[…]

Guest Post: Interview with Max Myers of ACC Cigars by Sascha Illyvich

Achievement Cigar Company is the world’s leading luxury producer of cigar tobacco, luxury and vintage cigars, the world’s largest collection of famous brand vintage single malt scotch as well as exquisite, beautifully designed accessories and related products. From the sophistication and elegance of Don Cervantes cigars and scotch, the modern and socially conscious PROPIO to[…]

Stogie Press has a chat with Addy Sandler CEO of Valentia Cigars at IPCPR 2015

One of the many friends we visited while at the IPCPR was the good folks at Valentia Cigars. We sat down with Addy Sandler the CEO of Valentia Cigars to catch up on Valentia and discuss the future of the brand. One of the big things Addy explained was the new relationship they have with[…]

cordoba y morales cigars

A brief chat with Cordoba y Morales Cigars at IPCPR2015

After last years grand introduction of the Clave Cubana Etiqueta Blanca, Cordoba y Morales has been growing across the nation. As one of the Top 25 cigars in 2014, rated by Stogie Press we wanted to see what was new and catch up with “Z” the owner of Cordoba y Morales at the 83rd Annual IPCPR in[…]

Swinger Cigars

An interview with Ryan Gallimore from Swinger Cigars at the IPCPR 2015

Day 4 of the  2015 IPCPR in New Orleans has been exciting to say the least. We took the opportunity to day to sit with some of the many manufactures and have some brief interviews about their newest blends, talk about their success in the industry and just catch up on whats happening.  We sat down[…]

Warped Cigars

A Sit Down with Kyle Gellis of Warped Cigars – IPCPR 2015

You met them last year and they have taken the industry by storm in the past year – I am talking about Warped Cigars. We sat down with Kyle Gellis, owner of Warped Cigars and discussed his success and latest offerings at this years IPCPR 2015.  If you recall last year, Warped Cigars received recognition from[…]