Lifestyle:Virtual Herfs, The New Temporary Normal – By Mike Holmes

As of the weekend of March 20-22, the cigar community has seen a tremendous spike among cigar enthusiasts who have started herfing with brothers and sisters of the leaf from all parts of the United States. “Virtual Herfing” isn’t a new phenomenon, but the sudden spike in use of technology due to the Corona Virus Read more about Lifestyle:Virtual Herfs, The New Temporary Normal – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Shirtless Mike’s Epic 31st Birthday Weekend – By Mike Holmes

As I sit back and reflect on my birthday weekend I feel one thing – gratitude. I am eternally grateful to have been blessed enough to make it to see the age of 31. This past weekend I traveled to West Palm Beach, via Greyhound Bus, to attend the Smoke Inn’s massive cigar event “The Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Shirtless Mike’s Epic 31st Birthday Weekend – By Mike Holmes[…]

#JessiNeedsOurHelp

Many in the cigar industry know of Jessi Flores, the cigar artist who worked for Drew Esates Sub-culture studios for many years. Less of us know of his life’s struggles as he keeps them private. This weekend I learned that Jessi’s 20 year old daughter, Stephanie Nicole, is in great need of medical assistance. Stephanie Read more about #JessiNeedsOurHelp[…]

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[…]

Cigar News: Stogie Press Best Cigar Lounge of 2019

As we started in 2018, Stogie Press gives an award to the best cigar lounge we visited in the year. Last year it was Tailored Smoke in Charlotte, NC. This year we visited 14 lounges and each one was unique in their own way. Keep in mind, this award is only for lounges we have Read more about Cigar News: Stogie Press Best Cigar Lounge of 2019[…]

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[…]