Cigar Lifestyle: Hip Hop and Cigars – A perfect pairing

By Mike Holmes Many Cigar smokers enjoy listening to music while we puff on our stogies, which is a universal trait. However I am apart of a smaller demographic of cigar connoisseurs heavily influenced by Hip hop culture and find that listening to my favorite emcee brings me into a deeper euphoria and level of Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Hip Hop and Cigars – A perfect pairing[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Mike Bellody and Luis Tiant

Cigar Sponsor Spotlight – Mike Bellody (MLB Cigar Ventures)

Mike Bellody is the owner of MLB Cigar Ventures and the first sponsor of Stogie Press. Mike and I met at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans, LA. That was Mike’s first IPCPR with his new company but you would not know it from his success oriented demeanor. I would later learn that it was Read more about Cigar Sponsor Spotlight – Mike Bellody (MLB Cigar Ventures)[…]

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[…]

Black smoke Miami 2018 Night 3

Cigar Lifestyle: Black Smoke Miami 2018 Night Three and Beyond – Ain’t Nothing but Love Baby

Wow, has it been a week already. Geez, I am so sorry folks, I got tied up with work and home issues and just slipped away from it all for a moment. This time last week I was getting down at the third night of Black Smoke Miami 2018. As you know by now, if Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Black Smoke Miami 2018 Night Three and Beyond – Ain’t Nothing but Love Baby[…]

Black Smoke Miami 2018 - Cuban Crafters event

Cigar Lifestyle: Black Smoke Miami 2018 – Cuban Crafters

Evening number two of this years Black Smoke Miami got underway at 7PM on Thursday at Cuban Crafters Cigar Shop and Factory in downtown Miami. If there was any doubt, that this years events would not be bigger than 2017, you can lay that thought to rest. Having been to the 2017 Cuban Crafters party, Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Black Smoke Miami 2018 – Cuban Crafters[…]

Black Smoke Miami 2018 Day 1

Cigar Lifestyle: Black Smoke Miami 2018 – Meet and Greet Party

It’s official, day one of this 5 day Miami herf, is in the books. Tobacco Kennedy (TK) and Stogie TV, lit a fire last year that once again burns in Miami. His vision of an annual cigar party, to celebrate labor day weekend with brothers and sisters of the leaf, kicked off its second year Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Black Smoke Miami 2018 – Meet and Greet Party[…]

Black Smoke Miami 2018 Planned for Labor Day Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2018 Miami, FL – If you missed last years inaugural Black Smoke Miami event, you missed an outstanding multi day cigar herf and party. Black Smoke Miami promoter, Kennedy Achille (Tobacco Kennedy) has announced the 2nd Annual Black Smoke Miami which will take place this year on South Beach in Read more about Black Smoke Miami 2018 Planned for Labor Day Weekend[…]

Add Worlds Sharpest and Most Refined Cigar Cutter to Finland Achievements – Introducing Conocedor

Did you know that Finland, is the best place to view the northern lights, it has the greatest heavy metal bands, the strangest language and now it has the worlds sharpest and most refined cigar cutters. That last statement is the result of the work of a small and recently launched Ultra Premium Cigar Accessories Read more about Add Worlds Sharpest and Most Refined Cigar Cutter to Finland Achievements – Introducing Conocedor[…]

Dirty Fabien Discusses the Drew Estate Isle del Sol Maduro at the 2018 IPCPR

I had the pleasure of meeting Dirty Fabien, the non-traditional Drew Estate personality, at this years IPCPR. Fabien is the face behind the Drew Estate Isle del Sol. This is not the first time I had the pleasure of talking with Fabien, but this particular year he was grinning like he was the cat that Read more about Dirty Fabien Discusses the Drew Estate Isle del Sol Maduro at the 2018 IPCPR[…]

Willy Herrera Discusses the Drew Estate Premium Cigars at the 2018 IPCPR

This year, Drew Estate was celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Liga Privada and there was plenty to celebrate. I was honored to be presented the Liga Privada 10 Year Anniversary collection at the Drew Estate Media event and would like to thank the whole Drew Estate team for the generosity and time during Read more about Willy Herrera Discusses the Drew Estate Premium Cigars at the 2018 IPCPR[…]

Cornelius and Anthony Event.

Paradise Cigarz in Rockledge FL – Brings in Cornelius & Anthony Line

I know this is a week late, but press releases have gotten the best of me this past week as we prepare for the IPCPR starting on July 13. My sincere apologies to Paradise Cigarz. On June 22nd, one of my local brick and mortar shops, Paradise Cigarz, in Rockledge FL, held a Cornelius & Anthony Read more about Paradise Cigarz in Rockledge FL – Brings in Cornelius & Anthony Line[…]