Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 25 – The Cigar Clowns

This episode of Taking It To The Nub, was a unique one, as Boston Jimmie from Stogie Press sits down and has a cigar chat with two great BOTL, Nick Marzigliano and Raymond Kane – founders of the growing Facebook group Cigar Clowns. Having met these Brooklyn gentlemen only minutes before the show, Boston Jimmie Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 25 – The Cigar Clowns[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 24 – Oscar Valladares Cigars

In our 24th episode of Taking It To The Nub, Boston Jimmie sits down with Oscar Valladares, owner of Oscar Valladares Cigars. Oscar went from being a tour bus driver for Rocky Patel to owning and operating one of the highly acclaimed cigar factories that rolls out over 3.5 million cigars a year. Take a trip Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 24 – Oscar Valladares Cigars[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 23 – DAV Cigars

In this episode of Taking It To The Nub, Boston Jimmie sits down with DAV Cigars founders, Valot Atakhanian and Armen Caprielian, two Armenian friends that took their love of cigars and started a cigar brand that is now worldwide. We talk about their history and their love of America and Armenia and how they Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 23 – DAV Cigars[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 22 – Skip Martin – RoMa Craft Tobac

In this episode of Taking It To The Nub, Boston Jimmie sits down with RoMa Craft Tobac co-founder, Skip Martin, and talks cigars, sports, a touch of politics, and gets some more cigar education nuggets. This is a must see video, especially the latter part, where Skip explains how various moisture content effects the burn Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 22 – Skip Martin – RoMa Craft Tobac[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 21 – Glynn Loope – Cigar Rights of America

In this episode, Boston Jimmie from Stogie Press sits down with Cigar Rights of America Executive Director, Glynn Loope to discuss the state of the Premium Cigar Industry and how we are navigating the FDA road blocks. We take a trip back to the start of the FDA Regulations and visit the Save The Leaf Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 21 – Glynn Loope – Cigar Rights of America[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 20 – Noel Rojas – Rojas Cigars

In this episode, Boston Jimmie from Stogie Press takes a virtual visit to Richardson, TX to have a cigar chat with the King of Small Ring Gauge cigars, Noel Rojas. We talk about the history of Rojas Cigar from Noel’s beginnings growing up in Cuba to his arrival in the USA where he started his Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 20 – Noel Rojas – Rojas Cigars[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 19 – Robert Holt – Southern Draw Cigars

In this episode we take a trip to an undisclosed location with Robert Holt, owner of Southern Draw Cigars and talk about what’s new with Robert and his Southern Draw Cigars Family. It has been over five years since Southern Draw Cigars came onto the cigar scene. They were the 2019 recipient of the Stogie Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 19 – Robert Holt – Southern Draw Cigars[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 18 – David Blanco – Blanco Cigars

In this episode we take a trip with David Blanco, owner of Blanco Cigars as we look back to the days of his grandparents and father in the Cuban revolution and come to modern times with US Born and 5th Generation Blanco cigar man, David Blanco. The Blanco family has seen it all and still Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 18 – David Blanco – Blanco Cigars[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 17 – A Cigar Consumer Panel

In this episode, Boston Jimmie from Stogie Press joins a panel of cigar consumers to talk about their love of the leaf. We get into likes and dislikes including pet peeves, the FDA, Cigar Shop etiquette, and general discussions. The panel included a diversity of cigar enthusiasts including Agatha K Hall, Adam Machado, Dak Knoll, Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 17 – A Cigar Consumer Panel[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 16 – Luis Cuevas – Casa Cuevas Cigars

In this episode, Boston Jimmie of Stogie Press, takes a trip down memory lane with Luis Cuevas Jr., owner of Casa Cuevas Cigars. Boston Jimmie met Luis back in 2016 at the Casa Cueves factory (Tabacalera Las Lavas, in Santiago, Dominican Republic) and has developed a long lasting friendship over the years. Check out the Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 16 – Luis Cuevas – Casa Cuevas Cigars[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 15 – Eddie Tarazona from Tres Cero Cinco Cigars

In this weeks episode, which aired June 13, 2020 – Boston Jimmie has a cigar chat with Eddie Tarazona, owner of Tres Cero Cinco (305) Cigars the parent company of Tarazona Cigars. Eddie, a true family man, talks about his journey in the cigar industry and how he has juggled family and cigars over 16 Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 15 – Eddie Tarazona from Tres Cero Cinco Cigars[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 14 – Rafael Nodal

In this weeks episode, which aired June 6, 2020 – Boston Jimmie and Rafael Nodal have a deep conversation that tells the story of a young Cuban boy traveling across the sea to arrive at a new home away from tyranny and repression. That boy eventually grew up to be an accomplished musician, business owner, Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 14 – Rafael Nodal[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 13 – Viva La Vida – Billy and Gus Fakih

In this episode, we welcome brothers Billy and Gus Fakih who own the Artesano Del Tobacco brand which currently has one spectacular blend – the Viva La Vida. During the show we dive into the brothers time owning the Cigar Inns in NYC, and how they met A.J. Fernandez, and the process of creating the Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 13 – Viva La Vida – Billy and Gus Fakih[…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 12 – MLB Cigar Ventures – Mike Bellody

This past Saturday we welcomed Mike Bellody, from MLB Cigar Ventures to the show. If you missed the epic show, which ran longer than the normal hour, you can watch it below. We covered numerous topics surrounding the cigar industry and the MLB Cigar Ventures brand.