Black Smoke Miami 2018 Day 1

Cigar Lifestyle: A Celebration of Black Cigar Smokers – By Mike Holmes

re·sur·gence/rəˈsərjəns/nounan increase or revival after a period of little activity, popularity, or occurrence. Within the past few years I’ve noticed that there has been a massive resurgence of black cigar smokers in the United States. Traditionally the cigar community has always been diverse, but through the lens of social media and annual events like Black Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: A Celebration of Black Cigar Smokers – By Mike Holmes[…]

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Cigar Lifestyle: Tips on Picking out Cigars to Share -By Mike Holmes

Many of us get together regularly with friends to smoke cigars and to enjoy the brother and sister comradery that comes with the cigar lifestyle. Maybe you have been smoking for years, or maybe you haven’t. Either way we have all faced the dilemma of picking out cigars to share with a friend. Will they Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Tips on Picking out Cigars to Share -By Mike Holmes[…]

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 101: What’s the deal with cigar shop etiquette?

By: Mike Holmes Here we go again with another discussion on Cigar Etiquette. My first article for Stogie Press was very popular and  has received lots of great feedback. Thank you for the support and for reading what I write! As a continuation from my first article, I will be addressing Cigar Shop Etiquette. We Read more about Cigar 101: What’s the deal with cigar shop etiquette?[…]

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[…]

Cigar 101: Etiquette or Preferences – A Guest Article by Mike Holmes

By Mike Holmes I have been a cigar smoker for around 12 years now. Over the years I have read many articles about cigar Etiquette, I have scoured books on the topic and no matter how long I ponder on this topic, I always draw the same conclusions…. A lot of our so called Etiquette Read more about Cigar 101: Etiquette or Preferences – A Guest Article by Mike Holmes[…]

Valacari NeoClassic

Valacari NeoClassic Cigar Review

Back in November of 2017, I introduced you to a new cigar brand – Valacari Cigars. As part of that introduction we reviewed the one of their two blends, the Invitcus, which was a dark and rich maduro blend. Today I would like to offer a review of the company’s other blend, the NeoClassic.  I know Read more about Valacari NeoClassic Cigar Review[…]