June 5, 2014


  • In case you don’t want to labor through this article, and you want to cut right to the chase, here is a little video collage I put together that captures the spirit and comradery at Drew Estate’s 2022 Barn Smoker Capstone event – THE SAVAGE FEAST that took place at the South Fork Ranch in

  • The weekend of August 12 – 14 was quite the epic adventure for my Taking It To The Nub co-host Quinton Brown, my wonderful BOTL Andy Tosetti and myself as we started gathered with 100’s of fellow Drew Estate fans for the Annual Connecticut Barn Smoker. This is one that I personally have been wanted

  • The 13th annual No Joke Smoke 2022 dinner was held on 4/2/22 and hosted by Kalani Matsuura from Mokuleia Cigar Company. The theme this year was What If..?. After waiting for 2 years due to the pandemic, the Hawaii cigar community got to experience smoking with their fellow brothers and sisters of the leaf. Every

  • Last weekend was all about Drew Estate and their 25+ years of re-birthing cigars. This was supposed to happen last year but was postponed due to the pandemic but the company did not disappoint their fans at this first of 5 major events celebrating DE25. This was the Florida Barn Smoker and DE25 pre-party. If

  • Drew Estate Barn Smoker 2018

    I recently put out a press release about Cigar International and the elimination of their annual CigarFest mega herf. The annual CigarFest was an event that sold out almost immediately and brought brothers and sisters of the leaf together from around the country to celebrate the cigar culture. This year, the company decided they would

  • A new year and a new round of cigar events have begun to fill the calendars of enthusiasts all around the country and world. My first event for 2022 was Destination Herf held in wonderful Miami, Florida. The event was organized by BSMia LLC headed up by the iconic Jason Ferguson who not only has

  • Why has is it been a number of years since I ventured over to Ybor City, Florida? I know it is just a 2 hour jaunt from the Stogie Press office, but I just have been so busy that when I want to go, something seems to pop in my life and put the visit

  • Back in November, for my 62nd birthday, I decided I needed a laid back, unwinding, relaxing vacation after a long year that had some seriously stressing moments. When this happens, my favorite go to spot is the Florida Keys, especially the city of Key West. I have been there well over 25 times and I

  • This year due to the COVID -19 pandemic, Espinosa Cigars held their annual, invite only, La Zona Palooza in a virtual format this month. Access to the event was offered to those that purchased one of three packages that got you some amazing deals on the company’s cigars and swag. The event was held virtually

  • I was thinking the other day, that over the past six years, I have sampled and reviewed a boat load of cigars on Stogie Press. So I decided to start a small series of the “must try” cigars in different categories. Today I will focus on Nicaragua, the largest exporter of cigars to the United

  • Ever since they appeared on KMA Talk Radio with Abe and his crew, these sisters of the leaf instantly appeared on everyone’s radar. Prior to forming their crew, each of these ladies had their own social media followings and were already making their own mark on the cigar community with their vast knowledge and lively

  • Jessi Flores, aka Jessi “Victms” Flores, today announced that he has launched his new apparel and accessories line Victms 1975 by Jessi Flores via victms1975.com. In today’s press release, Jessi noted: “Launching my own brand has been a life-long dream for me. Victms 1975 by Jessi Flores has been in the works for a minute.

  • 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

  • Boston Jimmie favicon

    So, you are tired of hearing those words everywhere you go? You know the ones; that stinks, can you move away, your cigar smoke is bothering me, that is offensive, etc. Well, we at Stogie Press are here to help you retort those comments. We know sometimes you have to be diplomatic about responding, so

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