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.

Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 11 – Alec & Bradley Cigars – Alec Rubin

In this weeks episode, Shirtless Mike Holmes and Boston Jimmie, welcome Alec Rubin, one of the Co-Founders of Alec & Bradley Cigars. We talk about the founding of the brand, growing up with his dad, Alan Rubin, and get into vinyl collection and whiskey pairings. If you missed the show live, you can watch it Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 11 – Alec & Bradley Cigars – Alec Rubin[…]

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 8 – Tabac Trading Co.

This week, Shirtless Mike Holmes and I had the pleasure to talk with Patrick Potter from Tabac Trading Co. Patrick has great story to tell and has cigars in his DNA. Besides the fact that his family owned one of the oldest Tinder Box shops in the US he is a cigar blender, roller, and Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 1 Episode 8 – Tabac Trading Co.[…]

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.

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[…]