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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[…]

David P. Ehrlich PLM Series

2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year

It has been an amazing year of cigars even with the FDA regulations bearing down on the industry, many of the boutique cigar companies have seemed to weathered the storm so far and released new blends or extended their current lines. This year we also started our new rating system in July, and though not Read more about 2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year[…]

2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Candidates 17-22

The list is almost complete as we count down the remaining days before 2018 comes to close. Today we release the next 6 candidates for the Stogie Press top 25 Boutique Cigars of 2018. This takes us to 22 candidates. The last group will include 8 more for a total of 30 cigars and then Read more about 2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Candidates 17-22[…]

David P. Ehrlich PLM Series

Cigar Review: David P. Ehrlich PLM Series – Rated 99

I recently did a spotlight on Mike Bellody, owner of MLB Cigar Ventures, introducing him to the Stogie Press audience. As you have read, I  have known Mike since 2015 and have smoked and reviewed every cigar he has put on the market since then. Today I would like to present a review of his Read more about Cigar Review: David P. Ehrlich PLM Series – Rated 99[…]

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)[…]

Editorial: Stogie Press Hits New Milestones – A Thank You to All and Then Some

This past week, Stogie Press hit two important milestones in our continued pursuit to bring you, our loyal readers, extensive content of the cigar lifestyle. Stogie Press has been a dream of mine for a long time and after four years from posting our first article on the Warped La Colmena, that was launched at the 2014 Read more about Editorial: Stogie Press Hits New Milestones – A Thank You to All and Then Some[…]

MATILDE AND MLB CIGAR VENTURES TO BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH SEIBEL DISTRIBUTION IN THE U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2018 Mike Bellody from MLB Cigar Ventures and Enrique Seijas from Matilde Cigars have announced today the creation of a new cigar distribution company that will be known as SeiBel Distribution. Effective immediately, SeiBel will handle all U.S. based distribution for all cigar brands under the MLB Cigar Ventures & Read more about MATILDE AND MLB CIGAR VENTURES TO BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH SEIBEL DISTRIBUTION IN THE U.S.[…]

David P. Ehrlich PLM Series

David P. Ehrlich PLM Series National Release Set for June 9th at the Underground Cigar Shop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30,  2018 West Bridgewater, MA,– MLB Cigar Ventures, the boutique cigar company with the highly touted cigar brands, Imperia and David P. Ehrlich, today announced the National Release of it’s second cigar blend under the David P. Ehrlich brand name. The David P. Ehrlich PLM Series will be formally released at the Read more about David P. Ehrlich PLM Series National Release Set for June 9th at the Underground Cigar Shop[…]

2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars – Candidates 1-5

It’s that time of the year when we at Stogie Press start dripping out the candidates for our selection of the Top 25 Boutique cigars of the year. To be a candidate the cigar had to be released in 2017 and not a big box player. I know that can be controversial but that is Read more about 2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars – Candidates 1-5[…]

Imperia Adventador

Imperia Adventador Cigar Review – A Must Have in Your Humidor

Mike Bellody and MLB Cigar Ventures has once again taken the lead in a crowded boutique cigar market with the latest introduction to their lineup the Imperia Adventador. You may have read about two years ago that the  company’s original Imperia blend grabbed the cigar world by surprise and made numerous top cigar lists, including Read more about Imperia Adventador Cigar Review – A Must Have in Your Humidor[…]

Alexandria Kling

MLB Cigar Ventures Taps Alexandria Kling for VP Brand Development

A few years ago I had the great pleasure of meeting and bonding with Mike Bellody – Founder & CEO of MLB Cigar Ventures. At the time, Mike was introducing his inaugural blend, the Imperia, for his new company which was met with rave reviews. That blend was followed up with additional line additions and now, Read more about MLB Cigar Ventures Taps Alexandria Kling for VP Brand Development[…]

Stogie Press 2016 Top 25 Cigars – Primera Parte

It is that time of the year again when Stogie Press starts to list the Top 25 Boutique cigars released in the year. Over the next three weeks we will be announcing the contenders for this coveted list. As in years past, we will announce 5 contenders at a time. The final Stogie Press Top 25 Read more about Stogie Press 2016 Top 25 Cigars – Primera Parte[…]

MLB Cigar Ventures Imperia ISLERO

MLB Cigar Ventures Imperia ISLERO – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Mike Bellody and his company MLB Cigar Ventures rocked the cigar world last year with the debut of their Imperia cigar which we at Stogie Press enjoyed immensely.  In fact it was our number 3  cigar of the year in 2015. This year Mike and his team doubled down with two new blends. One was Read more about MLB Cigar Ventures Imperia ISLERO – Rough Cut Cigar Review[…]

David P. Ehrlich Tremont – Cigar Review

A Boston Legend It was 135 years ago, that a young man of 20 years, went to work for an established tobacco shop in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. That young man was David P. Ehrlich and the shop was F. Abrahams. The shop was owned by a German immigrant Fanny Abraham, the widow of Ferdinand Abraham, who died before making the Read more about David P. Ehrlich Tremont – Cigar Review[…]