Cigar News: Stogie Press Severs Relationship with Team Shirtless Mike

In light of the recent posts from Mike Holmes, regarding the ongoing situation in Minneapolis, Stogie Press has taken the action to disassociate with Team Shirtless Mike from this point forward. Although we understand the delicacy of the matter, especially in regards to the recent events, we can not look past Mike’s insensitive post that Read more about Cigar News: Stogie Press Severs Relationship with Team Shirtless Mike[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 10 – Rock-A-Feller Cigars

This week’s episode featured Kevin Schweitzer, the owner of Rock-A-Feller Cigars. The brand is based out of NY. Kevin left the Wall Street Gold Trading world to follow his dream of owning a cigar company. Smoking cigars for decades, Kevin took us on his journey on Wall Street to his current adventure into the premium Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 10 – Rock-A-Feller Cigars[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 9 – The Iconic Smokers

In this episode Shirtless Mike Holmes and Boston Jimmie from Stogie Press, introduce the Iconic Smokers; Jerome Berry and Juan Nunez. We discuss the brand and the Iconic Smokers mission around the cigar culture. From now till Midnight, May 16 2020 – those that comment on the beauty of the Iconic Smokers Black Card in Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 9 – The Iconic Smokers[…]

Cigar 101: Should I Keep Cellophane On or Off In The Humidor? – By Mike Holmes

From time to time when I browse social media I constantly see people ask if they should leave cellophane on or off their cigars while in the humidor. Like all cigar questions everyone has a different opinion on the subject, I am no different. In this article I am going to explore the reasons why Read more about Cigar 101: Should I Keep Cellophane On or Off In The Humidor? – By Mike Holmes[…]

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[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 7 – Hiram & Solomon Cigars

Episode 7 of ‘Taking It To The Nub” featured guests Fouad “Eddie” Kashouty and Nasir “George” Dakrat, co-founders of Hiram & Solomon Cigars a boutique cigar company that not only produces some fine cigars but is known for the many charities they support, especially the Shriners Children Hospital. Eddie and George take you on a journey Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 7 – Hiram & Solomon Cigars[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 6 – ENKI Cigars and Karel Martinez

This weeks ‘Taking It To The Nub” show featured guest Karel Martinez, the founder and owner of Enki Cigars, a boutique cigar company based out Palmetto Bay, Florida. Karel talks about his ENKI and Origins line of cigars, that has been in existence since 2004 and also discusses the state of the cigar industry in Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 6 – ENKI Cigars and Karel Martinez[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 5 – The Cigar Militia

In this episode of Taking it To The Nub, Shirtless Mike and Boston Jimmie of Stogie Press are joined by special guest Kevin Parow “The Commish” of the Cigar Militia. We talk about his growing Facebook Cigar Group and delve into life of quarantine and smoking cigars.

Cigar 101: When Is It Okay To Give Up On A Cigar? by Mike Holmes

Recently I took a poll of people that follow me as a cigar lifestyle advocate. In one of the questions I asked respondents “What topics do you want to see covered in a cigar 101 article?” There were a lot of responses so I figured I would use one of the suggestions and answer the Read more about Cigar 101: When Is It Okay To Give Up On A Cigar? by Mike Holmes[…]

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[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 4 – The Chaffiot Collection & COVID19

This week we had special guest Justin Chaffiot from the Chaffiot Collection. Justin cigar line is special in that he donates 10% of profits to fight Human Trafficking. We also had Terry Mayben who runs our local cigar group (Sticks and Spirits). This was a great show we not only dove into Justin’s mission, but Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 4 – The Chaffiot Collection & COVID19[…]

Taking it to the Nub – Season 1:Episode 3

In this week episode of Taking It To The Nub, with Shirtless Mike and Boston Jimmie. This episode features Luigi Lucente, Owner of CigarMedics on along with his CigarMedics team. Luigi is the inventor of the HumidiMeter device that I reviewed last year. He was kind enough to join Mike and I to talk about Read more about Taking it to the Nub – Season 1:Episode 3[…]

Taking it to the Nub – Season 1:Episode 2

We had a great show Saturday night, with film producer Kareem Fort, as we discussed his latest project “Smoke Big”, tested Shirtless Mikes palate, and examined the latest US Senate tobacco bill. If you missed the show, you can watch it here and also follow other episodes of “Taking it to the Nub” on the Read more about Taking it to the Nub – Season 1:Episode 2[…]

Cigar 101:Recognizing Flavor Notes In Cigars – By Mike Holmes

Cigars are like wine, in the sense of being able to pull out notes through your smoking experience. Whether or not you know how to recognize the notes, is a matter of experience level and whether or not you actually want to try and pick out the notes while puffing your favorite cigars. I hear Read more about Cigar 101:Recognizing Flavor Notes In Cigars – By Mike Holmes[…]