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 Seedling

Esteli Nicaragua – A Visit to the Yayabo Cigars Factory and Plantations

I have known Diany Perez and Alex Basulto, the wife and husband owners of Yayabo Cigars ever since the 2015 IPCPR. It was at this show, I met such a terrific family from Esteli, Nicaragua. Now almost 3 years later I stood up at their corporate anniversary party and not only called them friends but[…]

Carlito and Felix

Fuente Coming Back To Esteli Nicaragua – Love of the People

Many Arturo Fuente cigar smokers may not know the full history of the Fuente family and their quest to produce some of the most sought after cigars in the world. The history takes the family from  Cuba to Ybor City, FL to Nicaragua to Honduras to the Dominican Republic. Wait, did I say Nicaragua? Yes;[…]

2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars Candidates 6 – 10

We have just 13 days before the big announcement of the 2017 Top 25 Boutique Cigars here on Stogie Press. Today I would like to  present the next 5 candidates for our list. The first 5 candidates were published last week here. The Yayabo Series 04 Admiral The Crowned Heads Four Kicks Maduro  The Micallef Cigars Experiencia[…]

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[…]

Yayabo The Admiral

Yayabo Admiral Cigar Review – Ride the Wave

Back in  2015 we had the pleasure of introducing our readers to a new cigar brand – Yayabo Cigars. This was a brand unheard of by my readers and most of the cigar community. Their inaugural cigar made our top 25 boutique cigar list for that year. In 2016, the company propelled itself and delivered[…]

Stogie Press 2016 Top 25 Cigars – Parte Tres

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December. 21 2016 Is it the first day of winter already? Where as the year gone? So many wonderful cigars we had in 2016, but only 25 can make the cut. Today I would like to present the Parte Tres of the Stogie Press 2016 Top 25 Cigars. The final Stogie Press[…]

Yayabo Cirion

Yayabo Cigars Cirion – Cigar Review

Yayabo Cigars. a name few knew last year. But what a year does for a brand; especially if you have a great cigar. As we noted in our 2015 Top 25, Yayabo had what we considered the number 6 cigar of the year. Well the Yayabo team has taken that to the bank and doubled[…]

August 2015 Editorial

Well the IPCPR has come and gone as did the 1 year anniversary of Stogie Press. As we enter our second year of bringing you the information, news, and reviews you enjoy we would like to thank all those int he industry and our reader for your help. We are looking forward to reviewing some of[…]