Cigar Lounge: Casa de Montecristo – Nashville, TN

The last stop I made while visiting Nashville in August, was Casa de Montecristo. Honestly, I did not think I would have time to get there, but I found a way, and my son Dominic and I started a Friday evening in Nashville with cigars and tall pours of port wine. Namon Anderson, one of Read more about Cigar Lounge: Casa de Montecristo – Nashville, TN[…]

Cigar Lounge: R & R Cigars – Tuscaloosa, AL

This past week, I drove up to Nashville, TN to spend a week with my son and enjoy some quality time with him. As part of the trip, I made it my plan to drive the long way to Nashville, and stop over in Tuscaloosa, AL to visit R & R Cigars. You may ask Read more about Cigar Lounge: R & R Cigars – Tuscaloosa, AL[…]

Cigar Lounge: Sticks Cigars – Rahway, NJ

About 21 miles Southwest of Manhattan, NY lies the city of Rahway, NJ. The 3.9 square mile city dates back to 1664 when the English purchased a tract of land from the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. Tradition states that the city was named after Rahwack, a local tribal chief. The city lays claim to some notable people Read more about Cigar Lounge: Sticks Cigars – Rahway, NJ[…]

Cigar Lounge: The Suburban Tavern & Restaurant and Cigar Lounge – Reading, PA

Take a walk back in time with me as I introduce you to the the Suburban Tavern & Restaurant and Cigar Lounge in Reading, PA. The city, is approximately halfway between the state’s most populous city, Philadelphia, and the state capital, Harrisburg (as well as about halfway between Allentown and Lancaster). It was also the home of the now defunct Reading Read more about Cigar Lounge: The Suburban Tavern & Restaurant and Cigar Lounge – Reading, PA[…]

IPCPR/PCA News: The Numbers!

For those that are interested, here are the official attendance count at this years IPCPR/PCA trade show: Total # of Attendees: 5,462 Total # of Retailer Attendees: 2,085 Total # of Retail Accounts Represented: 771 Total # of Retail Stores Represented: 2,017 Total # of Manufacturer Attendees: 3,043 Total # of Manufacturers Represented: 233 The PCA noted that each retailer badge Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: The Numbers![…]

Cigar Mojo

Cigar Lounge: Cigar Mojo – King of Prussia, PA

King of Prussia, an interesting name for a township.  It is located in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County. A little research shows the community took its name in the 18th century from a local tavern named the King of Prussia Inn, which was named after King Frederick the Great of Prussia. The small but growing township is home to the largest shopping Read more about Cigar Lounge: Cigar Mojo – King of Prussia, PA[…]

Cigar 101: How to Properly Set-up and Maintain Your Humidor – By Mike Holmes

So you have just purchased your first humidor to protect your investment of cigars. Congratulations on entering the world of cigars! Now you might be wondering to yourself, “How do I set up my humidor?” I am glad that you asked that question because I am now going to answer it for you.  The Initial Read more about Cigar 101: How to Properly Set-up and Maintain Your Humidor – By Mike Holmes[…]

Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Announces The Texan – Exclusive to Texas Retailers

Omar de Frias and Fratello Cigars announced today, the special launch of The Texan.   This blend will be sold exclusively to retailers in Texas and will be part of a series of state releases by Fratello.    The Texan has a blend that is described as: Wrapper – HVA Ecuador Binder – Sumatra Filler Read more about Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Announces The Texan – Exclusive to Texas Retailers[…]

Cigar News: Dissident Cigars Announces Soapbox and Bloc for the 2019 IPCPR

As we reported earlier this month, the new Dissident cigar brand under the ownership of Benjamin Holt will launch at IPCPR 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In a press release in January, Holt stated: “I have always thought that Dissident had huge potential and in time I would like to bring this brand back into Read more about Cigar News: Dissident Cigars Announces Soapbox and Bloc for the 2019 IPCPR[…]

Cigar News: Cigar Marketplace Announces First Wave of Partnerships With Manufacturers

Cigar Marketplace, a new dynamic online platform to bring the cigar manufacturer and retailer together, was greeted with an overwhelming response after its announcement this past April. Cigar Marketplace is set to launch during IPCPR 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Cigar Marketplace is happy to announce the following manufacturers have agreed to terms with the Cigar Read more about Cigar News: Cigar Marketplace Announces First Wave of Partnerships With Manufacturers[…]

The Cigar Widow

It’s International Woman’s Day. This is also my birthday week -Wednesday, actually. It’s also the week that my husband, Boston Jimmie, had two major, back-to-back cigar events; one in the Dominican Republic & the other in Texas. I’m in Central Florida, so yeah, happy birthday to me. The logistics worked like this: he left here Read more about The Cigar Widow[…]

Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada Pork Beli – Rated 92

Back in September of 2018, Drew Estate announced the shipment of a shop exclusive cigar known as the Liga Privada Unico Pork Beli. The cigar was made exclusively for Hyde Park Cigars, a string of Chicago area shops. In the announcement, Jonathon Drew, President and Founder of Drew Estate noted: “Hyde Park Cigars has been Read more about Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada Pork Beli – Rated 92[…]

Burn Lounge - Pittsburgh PA

Cigar Lounge: Burn by Rocky Patel – Pittsburgh

During my northern tour of cigar lounges last month I took the opportunity to check out the new Burn by Rocky Patel lounge in Pittsburgh, PA.  My friend and Stogie Press associate Mike Bruce, who lives in the area, were dropped off at the lounge by Melody from Leaf & Bean after we spent the Read more about Cigar Lounge: Burn by Rocky Patel – Pittsburgh[…]

Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge

Cigar Lounge: Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge – Melbourne FL – The 3rd Rendition

A Little Executive History It was more than a decade and a half when I first stepped into the Executive Cigar Shop in downtown Melbourne FL. It was a small shop in the center of the strip along New Haven Avenue in the heart of a slow growing downtown district of this small Florida town. Read more about Cigar Lounge: Executive Cigar Shop and Lounge – Melbourne FL – The 3rd Rendition[…]