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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

No Joke Smoke Dinner – 80’s Night

No Joke Smoke Dinner – 80’s Night Recap by Kalani Matsuura

No Joke Smoke Dinner – 80’s Night The 11th annual No Joke Smoke Dinner was held on 3/31/18 and hosted by Kalani Matsuura from Mokuleia Cigar Company. Previous No Jokes were hosted by Bernie Leong from Havana Club Honolulu. The No Joke Smoke Dinner is one of the few cigar events in Honolulu that is[…]

Fierce Fumeras

Fierce Fumeras – Happy International Womens Day

It’s International Women’s Day today and with that we would like to give praise to all the women in our lives. When it comes to the cigar world, that would include the many brand owners, shop owners and managers, and the ever-growing Ladies of the Leaf demographic. It is the latter I would  like to[…]

Cornelius & Anthony and Espinosa Cigars will Raffle off a Smoking Shed

In the world of cigar enthusiasts we all  look for a place to enjoy our fine cigars. Here in Florida that is not too hard as the garage can sub for a smoking lounge, at least during the fall through early spring. Of course, summer is brutal with humidity and heat. In most of the[…]

Salto de La Estanzuela Waterfall

Esteli Nicaragua – A Unique and Interestingly Charming City

At the end of January of this year, I took a little trip to the Nicaraguan cigar mecca, Esteli with my wife Dianne and also Brother of the Leaf, Melvin Bossman Robinson. Yep we were hanging out with Bossman for four days in a country where only my wife Dianne knew the language. We managed[…]

Tobacco Galore/ Wine Down Cigar Lounge

Cigar Lounges in Jacksonville Florida

This past weekend I visited Jacksonville, Florida and had some time to  venture out and visit what this iconic American city has to offer for cigar lounges. Over the course of a days and nights I had to pleasure of visiting 3 different lounge that I would to  highlight for you if you are ever[…]

Karen Berger

The Matriarchs of the Cigar Business

When we think of cigar brands and the owners of said brands we tend to think of the patriarchs of the business. Names like Don Carlos Fuente, Nestor Placensia, Rocky Patel, Litto Gomez, Don Pepin Garcia, Jonathon Drew, Zino Davidoff, and Henke Kelner all ring true and rightfully so. They made the modern-day cigar culture.[…]

Providencia Cigars Trinitas Event

A Virtual Visit to the Providencia Cigars Trinitas Roll Out Event

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the roll out event for the Providencia Cigars new blend, the Trinitas. Well, it was virtual but fun just the same. The event was held at the Underground Cigar Shop in down home Fort Worth, Texas. Here is an introduction video I did with Providencia Cigars at the[…]

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[…]