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![…]

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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[…]

Cigar Lifestyle: More Than Meets The Eye, Introducing The Smoking Chicks – By Mike Holmes

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 Read more about Cigar Lifestyle: More Than Meets The Eye, Introducing The Smoking Chicks – By Mike Holmes[…]

Lifestyle: Victms 1975 by Jessi Flores To Debut Sunday, April 19, 2020

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. Read more about Lifestyle: Victms 1975 by Jessi Flores To Debut Sunday, April 19, 2020[…]

Lifestyle:Virtual Herfs, The New Temporary Normal – By Mike Holmes

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 Read more about Lifestyle:Virtual Herfs, The New Temporary Normal – By Mike Holmes[…]