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[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 4 – The Chaffiot Collection & COVID19

This week we had special guest Justin Chaffiot from the Chaffiot Collection. Justin cigar line is special in that he donates 10% of profits to fight Human Trafficking. We also had Terry Mayben who runs our local cigar group (Sticks and Spirits). This was a great show we not only dove into Justin’s mission, but Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 4 – The Chaffiot Collection & COVID19[…]

Taking it to the Nub – Season 1:Episode 3

In this week episode of Taking It To The Nub, with Shirtless Mike and Boston Jimmie. This episode features Luigi Lucente, Owner of CigarMedics on along with his CigarMedics team. Luigi is the inventor of the HumidiMeter device that I reviewed last year. He was kind enough to join Mike and I to talk about Read more about Taking it to the Nub – Season 1:Episode 3[…]

Taking it to the Nub – Season 1:Episode 2

We had a great show Saturday night, with film producer Kareem Fort, as we discussed his latest project “Smoke Big”, tested Shirtless Mikes palate, and examined the latest US Senate tobacco bill. If you missed the show, you can watch it here and also follow other episodes of “Taking it to the Nub” on the Read more about Taking it to the Nub – Season 1:Episode 2[…]

Cigar 101:Recognizing Flavor Notes In Cigars – By Mike Holmes

Cigars are like wine, in the sense of being able to pull out notes through your smoking experience. Whether or not you know how to recognize the notes, is a matter of experience level and whether or not you actually want to try and pick out the notes while puffing your favorite cigars. I hear Read more about Cigar 101:Recognizing Flavor Notes In Cigars – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar News: Stogie Press Launches the “Taking it to the Nub” show with Shirtless Mike and Boston Jimmie

This past Saturday, February 29, 2020 – Stogie Press launched the “Taking it to the Nub” cigar show that is planned for Saturday evenings at 7 PM eastern. Each weekly episode features Stogie Press contributor, “Shirtless Mike Holmes” and Stogie Press Editor in Chief “James – Boston Jimmie – Vita” along with special guests in Read more about Cigar News: Stogie Press Launches the “Taking it to the Nub” show with Shirtless Mike and Boston Jimmie[…]

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[…]

Cigar 101: How to Not Get Jacked By TSA – By Mike Holmes

Everyone likes to go on vacation, or maybe you travel for work a lot? Either way I see people post all over social media, traveling horror stories about how they got their $300 torch confiscated by TSA or how they had cigars and cutters taken from them at some point on their journey. If you Read more about Cigar 101: How to Not Get Jacked By TSA – By Mike Holmes[…]

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Cigar Lifestyle: Eleven Cigars Most Talked About in 2019 – Mike Holmes

A note from Boston Jimmie Alright now – 2019 is over, cigar media have posted their top lists and the debates have begun. You may agree or disagree with the ratings, rankings, and selections on them, or then again you may not even care, but one thing every consumer should pay attention to is what Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Eleven Cigars Most Talked About in 2019 – Mike Holmes[…]

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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 Lifestyle: 9 years of Paradise Cigarz – A Look Back At The Memories Of My Home Shop – By Mike Holmes

My relationship with Paradise Cigarz in Rockledge, Fl began 9 years ago. I was pretty new to cigars and did not smoke as often as I do now. My mom sent me to spy on prices at a barbershop in the adjacent plaza and on my way I passed a sign that said “Cigars” and Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: 9 years of Paradise Cigarz – A Look Back At The Memories Of My Home Shop – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101: An Age Old Controversy Plume Vs. Mold – By Mike Holmes

Earlier this year I wrote an article about setting up and maintaining your humidor in which I briefly touched on avoiding mold in your humidor. I purposely did not mention the Mold Vs. Plume argument because it is a subject in itself, which deserves its own article. The Mold Vs. Plume argument isn’t a very complicated Read more about Cigar 101: An Age Old Controversy Plume Vs. Mold – By Mike Holmes[…]

Shirtless Mike’s 2019 Holiday Cigar Gift Guide for the Cigar Lover In Your Life! By Mike Holmes

We are over a month away from this year’s holiday season and everyone is preparing for the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is a fun time for most of us but it can also be a confusing time for non smokers who have loved ones that are enthralled in the cigar Read more about Shirtless Mike’s 2019 Holiday Cigar Gift Guide for the Cigar Lover In Your Life! By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar 101: Best Solutions for Winter Time Smoking – By Mike Holmes

Winter time is fast approaching and cigar smokers in areas that get really cold are starting to panic because many people often don’t smoke during the winter due to dropping temperatures. This doesn’t have to be the case! There are a few solutions to your problem that don’t include cutting out smoking cigars. Take notes Read more about Cigar 101: Best Solutions for Winter Time Smoking – By Mike Holmes[…]