Cigar News: El Artista Cigars Announces Expansion into 7th European Country

El Artista Cigars announces another expansion in Europe, this time into Austria to be distributed by Dios Tobaco located in Wiener Neustadt. Austria is the 7th European country in which El Artista Cigars distributes cigars continuing the European strategy the Company laid out nearly three years ago. Dios Tobaco is committed to distribute three brands Read more about Cigar News: El Artista Cigars Announces Expansion into 7th European Country[…]

Cigar News: 2019 Stogie Press Top 25 Boutique Cigar Candidates – 16 through 20

Here is hoping everyone had a fine Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, Kwanza time with your family and friends. As we continue with the unveiling of our 2019 Top 25 Boutique Cigars, today we present candidates 16-20. Remember, these are not yet ranked, they are only candidates, and like in the past, there will be 28 cigars Read more about Cigar News: 2019 Stogie Press Top 25 Boutique Cigar Candidates – 16 through 20[…]

Cigar Review: El Artista Big Papi The Slugger – Rated 94

Shortly after David (Big Papi) Ortiz retired from a storied MLB career, Tobacalera El Artista released a cigar that was Ortiz’ personal blend – the Big Papi. That cigar went on to be the number 24 cigar on the Stogie Press top 25 of 2016. Now 3 years later, at this years PCA trade show, Read more about Cigar Review: El Artista Big Papi The Slugger – Rated 94[…]

Cigar Review: El Artista Buffalo TEN – Rated 90

By now you have read the numerous articles and reviews I have done on El Artista, one of the largest vertically integrated cigar factories in the Dominican Republic. This year the company showcased a value priced cigar, known as the Buffalo TEN, at the Premium Cigar Association Trade Show in Las Vegas. The cigar is Read more about Cigar Review: El Artista Buffalo TEN – Rated 90[…]

IPCPR/PCA News – A Cigar Chat with Ram Rodriguez of El Artista Cigars

Near the end of day one at the 2019 Premium Cigar Association Trade Show, I caught up with Radhames ‘Ram’ Rodriguez, President of El Artista Cigars at their booth. El Artista was showcasing two new introduction this year, The Slugger and the Buffalo Ten. In the video below, we talk about the new introductions, the Read more about IPCPR/PCA News – A Cigar Chat with Ram Rodriguez of El Artista Cigars[…]

Cigar News: David Ortiz & El Artista Cigars Announce Second ‘BIG PAPI’ Cigar Brand

EL Artista Cigars announced today, a new line extension for the David Ortiz line of cigars. Titled “The Slugger” after Ortiz’s signature Home Run style, the new brand is stronger and larger than its predecessor. The new blend features a stippled deep brown San Andres maduro wrapper, flavorful Dominican Negrito binder, and fillers from Dominican Read more about Cigar News: David Ortiz & El Artista Cigars Announce Second ‘BIG PAPI’ Cigar Brand[…]

Cigar News: El Artista Announces the Buffalo TEN

El Artista, the company that brought you the Big Papi, Cimarron, Exactus , not to mention, many fine boutique cigars from brands you know and enjoy, announces the launch of a new cigar brand for 2019 – the Buffalo TEN. The Buffalo TEN is described as complex blend composed of six different tobaccos from across Read more about Cigar News: El Artista Announces the Buffalo TEN[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: DBL Cigars Tour 5 – Days 3 & 4

By now you have read and seen the fun we all all had during the first two days of Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) Cigars tour earlier this month. As promised, I am now going to take you through the last 2 days of this spectacular event hosted by Francisco Almonte, owner of DBL Cigars in Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: DBL Cigars Tour 5 – Days 3 & 4[…]

2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Candidates 11-16

Eights days to go before we ring in 2019 and another year of cigars reviews, lounge visits, lifestyle, and news. Before we do that we first have to announce what we feel were the best boutique cigars smoked here at Stogie Press.  Today I present the next 6 candidates for the Stogie Press Top 25 Read more about 2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Candidates 11-16[…]

El Artista Cimarron Maduro

Cigar review: El Artista Cimarron Maduro Robusto – Rated 92

Adding to their already successful portfolio of cigars, El Artista S.R.L. released a new line known as the Cimarron. This new cigar was announced at the 2018 IPCPR in Las Vegas, NV and comes in two blends, a Mexican San Andres Maduro and an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade. The filler aand binder are the same only the wrpper is Read more about Cigar review: El Artista Cimarron Maduro Robusto – Rated 92[…]

Contest: Big Papi Humidor Giveaway

Stogie Press has partnered with one of our premium sponsors , Tobacalera El Artista, to give away a Big Papi humidor, in celebration of the 2018 Red Sox making it to the World Series. If you are a Red Sox fan you want to get into this contest, sorry, but you have to fill the Read more about Contest: Big Papi Humidor Giveaway[…]

El Artista Gets Wild and Lives Free with the Cimarron

When we think of cigars from the Dominican Republic, we envision a tropical island paradise, one of the first places in the “new world” landed on by Christopher Columbus. The Dominican Republic is one of the largest producers of cigars in the world and is dotted with fields of tobacco, a plant that is indigenous to Read more about El Artista Gets Wild and Lives Free with the Cimarron[…]

Big Papi Smoke with a Legend

El Artista Announces First 2018 “SMOKE WITH A LEGEND” Event

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) – Tabacalera El Artista and David Ortiz announce the first date of 2018 in their “Smoke with a Legend” event series. Smoke with a Legend features David Ortiz and his namesake cigar brand, Big Papi by David Ortiz. This year’s season opener is set to occur at the Cigars International Bethlehem Super-Store on Read more about El Artista Announces First 2018 “SMOKE WITH A LEGEND” Event[…]

El Artista Big Slugger

El Artista Introduces the Big Slugger and Big Papi Humidor

Now that football season is over it is time to turn my attention to baseball and my beloved Red Sox. Last year was a pivotal year for the team without the bat of Big Papi in the lineup. I can only think about how many more games they may have won if that bat was Read more about El Artista Introduces the Big Slugger and Big Papi Humidor[…]