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[…]

Paradise Cigarz 7th Annivesary

Paradise Cigarz 7th Anniversary Recap

The other weekend I had the opportunity to visit one of my local cigar lounges, Paradise Cigarz, in Rockledge, FL.  It was their 7th anniversary event and the owner’s (Brook) birthday – so expectation was pretty high that this would be a terrific event.  The event itself and was being sponsored by two of the[…]

Captain Fred

Rare Scotch – Hiram and Solomon Cigars – Sailing in the Sun – Sláinte!!

What a difference a week can make when it comes to winter weather here in Florida. Just this time last week, I was getting ready to drive down to Stuart, Florida to  join up with 13 other Rare Scotch and Cigar enthusiasts to embark on a 3 hour tour of the Schooner Lily. Now if[…]

CAO Amazon Basin Trilogy Event

CAO Amazon Basin Trilogy Event at Executive Cigar Lounge

My many family and friends know that when it comes to birthdays, Boston Jimmie celebrates the for the whole month of his birth – November. So this year, the last day of November, the last day I celebrate, Tony Nardone owner of Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge, hosted a CAO Amazon Basin Trilogy event. Tony[…]

The Not So Lazy Millennial Cigar Lovers

As you know by now, Zach Riley has become a true contributor to Stogie Press and I wanted to take him to a new level. I recently asked Zach, if he would be interested in writing a small article about millennial cigar lovers. I know plenty of millennials, my son is one, and I have watched[…]

El Oso Fumar Takes – Bear Duplisea – Interviews Boston Jimmie

One of the great pleasures of being in the media side of the cigar business is getting the opportunity to sit down with brand owners to talk about their latest creations and business journeys. Everyone is special and each has their own story. The business though is made up of more than brand owners, it[…]

Black Smoke Miami – Casa De Montecristo Prime Miami

Well, by now everyone is back home after last weekend’s Black Smoke Miami event. Sadly,  we are looking once again to south Florida today as Hurricane Irma bears down on the state, especially the Florida Keys and the gulf coast of Florida from  Fort Myers to Tampa. I wish all  our brothers and sisters of[…]

Black Smoke Miami – The Mansion Party

Well  it was an action packed and smokey fun Thursday and Friday at the Black Smoke Miami events and now it was time to let it all hang as we moved to  the Mansion Party. Yes this was a mansion with a big house, huge back yard, and a ginormous gazebo overlooking the river. The[…]

Black Smoke Miami Friday – Nothing but Love

Day 3 of the Black Smoke Miami Event has come and gone.Just like the previous days the crowds got larger while the love continued to flow. This amazing group of Brothers and Sisters of the leaf, from all  the country. We started the day with coffee on the pool deck and some swimming and sunning.My[…]

Black Smoke Miami – Cuban Crafters – History Being Made

Thursday was day 2 of the epic and historic Black Smoke Miami event and event that showcased the hard work of Mr. Kennedy Achille who just 4 short months ago decided this was something he needed to do. Kennedy is the owner of the StogieTV.com brand and is recognized author and videographer on cigars and[…]