Cigar Lifestyle: Destination Herf 2023 – Miami, Florida

Well it is that time again, the start of the new year and the beginning of a years worth of exciting cigar events, festivals and trade shows. The 2023 cigar calendar kicked off with the 2nd Annual Destination Herf – Miami cigar event. As in the past, the event was primarily sponsored by Caldwell Cigars Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Destination Herf 2023 – Miami, Florida[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: 2022 Cigar Heritage Festival – Ybor City

Every year in December cigar enthusiasts from all over the United States land in Ybor City, Florida otherwise known as Cigar City USA – the historical cigar capital of the United States, to celebrate the cigar lifestyle and culture. I’ve been to the festival several times and this year the festival rights were acquired by Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: 2022 Cigar Heritage Festival – Ybor City[…]

The Drew Estate Savage Feast: 25+ Years of Gratitude – Family – Hospitality

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 Read more about The Drew Estate Savage Feast: 25+ Years of Gratitude – Family – Hospitality[…]

The Drew Estate 2022 Connecticut Barn Smoker Recap

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 Read more about The Drew Estate 2022 Connecticut Barn Smoker Recap[…]

Cigar News: Empire Social Lounge Brickell to Celebrate 6-year Anniversary in 80’s Style

Empire Social Lounge Brickell has announced they will be celebrating their 6- year anniversary with an 80’s Themed Event along with special guest, Steven Bauer, who played iconic 80’s character “Manolo” from Scarface in attendance. The highly anticipated anniversary soiree always carries fun and unique themes, and this year is no different. The event will Read more about Cigar News: Empire Social Lounge Brickell to Celebrate 6-year Anniversary in 80’s Style[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: No Joke Smoke 2022 – What If? – By Kalani Matsuura

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 Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: No Joke Smoke 2022 – What If? – By Kalani Matsuura[…]

Lifestyle – Drew Estate Florida Barn Smoker and DE-25 Pre-Party – Game On!

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 Read more about Lifestyle – Drew Estate Florida Barn Smoker and DE-25 Pre-Party – Game On![…]

Drew Estate Barn Smoker 2018

Cigar Lifestyle: Mega Herfs You May Want to Attend

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 Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Mega Herfs You May Want to Attend[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: 2021 Ybor City Heritage Cigar Festival

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 Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: 2021 Ybor City Heritage Cigar Festival[…]

Lifestyle: Rodriguez Cigars Key West – A Revisit

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 Read more about Lifestyle: Rodriguez Cigars Key West – A Revisit[…]

Cigar News: Whiff Industries Announces New Odor Eliminating Products to Their Whiff Out® Portfolio

Whiff Industries, manufacturer of Whiff Out® Odor Neutralization products has announced the launch of two new products to be added to their portfolio – Odor Eliminating Reed Diffusers and Odor Eliminating Wax Melts. Each are featured in all 3 scents – Classic, Rustic and Vintage. These products will be available for immediate purchase on whiffindustries.com Read more about Cigar News: Whiff Industries Announces New Odor Eliminating Products to Their Whiff Out® Portfolio[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: Espinosa Cigars – La Zona Palooza 2020 Recap – “Wish You Were Here”

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 Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: Espinosa Cigars – La Zona Palooza 2020 Recap – “Wish You Were Here”[…]

Stogie Press “Must Try” Series – Honduran Cigars

Back In June I started a series of “Must Try” cigars based on reviews Stogie Press has done over the past six years. The first article focused on Nicaraguan cigars, today we will focus on Honduran cigars. Honduras does not always get the attention from the American cigar market as well as Nicaragua and the Read more about Stogie Press “Must Try” Series – Honduran Cigars[…]

Stogie Press “Must Try” Series – Nicaraguan Cigars

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 Read more about Stogie Press “Must Try” Series – Nicaraguan Cigars[…]