IPCPR 2017: Complete Digest

IPCPR 2017: Complete Digest

posted on September 21st, 2017

AJ Fernandez Last Call Maduro

AJ Fernandez Last Call Maduro

posted on September 20th, 2017

IPCPR 2017: Paul Garmirian

IPCPR 2017: Paul Garmirian

posted on September 14th, 2017

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enjoying cigars since 2005

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The Atmosphere in my Local B&M is Changing

The Atmosphere in my Local B&M is Changing

When it comes to Cigar Smoking, there is one aspect of the pastime that has always left me fascinated – the social aspect. In the relatively short time that I’ve been visiting cigar shops, I’ve met people from all walks of life.

It really is amazing how simple small talk with a stranger can develop into a friendship over the span of a few months. You go from chatting about the weather one visit to asking about each other’s kids …

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Celebratory Cigars and the Meaning Behind Them

Celebratory Cigars and the Meaning Behind Them

A few weeks ago, I was sitting at my computer when an alert popped up. I had received an automated email from Indeed. Someone had found an old copy of my resume and wanted to contact me in regards to a job opening.

Ordinarily, I simply delete messages like these but I was in an optimistic mood and clicked through. Before long I was on the phone with a recruiter discussing my experience as a drafter / designer in the …

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Now Accepting Applicants for a new Everyday Smoke

Now Accepting Applicants for a new Everyday Smoke

Back when Jerry and I started Stogie Review, way back in 2006, I was an adventurous cigar smoker. I would seek out new sticks to try, eager to share my thoughts on our little cigar blog. No matter how the cigar turned out – good, bad, or indifferent, smoking and reviewing new cigars was a fun pastime.

A few years back, things began to change. My wife and I were raising a young daughter and free time was getting harder …

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Discussion: Vape and Darts in the Private Lounge

Discussion: Vape and Darts in the Private Lounge

Imagine that in your city or town, a new cigar shop opened up – let’s call it Robusto’s. Now, Robusto’s is a traditional shop in the sense that they only carry premium cigars and a small assortment of pipe tobacco. No specialty cigarettes, no vape, and no mass produced machine made cigars.

The first time you walk into Robusto’s, you are impressed. The retail space in clean and organized, the public lounge is comfortable, and the selection is good …

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Macanudo Mao

Macanudo Mao

In the cigar community, there is a phenomenon known as Macanudo. The Macanudo brand is one of the best sellers in the country, despite the fact that you probably know few people that smoke them.

I suspect that the magic lies in name recognition and branding. Think about it, when a non-smoker wants to celebrate with a cigar, what are they often directed towards? More often than not, this is when I hear the Macanudo name offered up as a …

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Screwpop Cigar Ashtray

Screwpop Cigar Ashtray

When it comes to cigar smoking, enthusiasts have a wide range of gadgets and accessories to choose from. None of them are really necessary to enjoy a cigar, however, they add a bit of convenience or cool factor to our hobby. We’ve got specialty cutters, fancy lighters, leather travel humidors, and aluminum cigar holders, among other things.

Among those accessories, there is one that is often overlooked – the Cigar Ashtray. These handy little objects are made in all shapes, …

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IPCPR 2016 Social Media Updates

IPCPR 2016 Social Media Updates

For nearly a decade Stogie Review has been bringing you news and reviews from the IPCPR Trade Show Floor (Back then it was the RTDA). As the years have gone by our coverage has evolved. This year our dynamic duo – Brian and Ben are roaming the show floor with video cameras and smartphones.

As the show progresses you’ll be seeing a flood of booth videos, product highlights, and manufacturer interviews. While those videos are being transferred, edited, and uploaded …

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Celebrating With Cigars: Bringing Home a Baby Girl

Celebrating With Cigars: Bringing Home a Baby Girl

Last week I decided to take advantage of a beautiful morning here in Southeast Pennsylvania. I sat down on my deck, lit up a Long Live the King by Caldwell Cigar Company, and listened to the birds chirp as I sipped my coffee.

I wrote a quick review on the cigar and mentioned that my wife and I were expecting a baby. Since that posting my wife has given birth to a beautiful baby girl. You’re probably wondering …

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Long Live the King by Caldwell Cigar Company

Long Live the King by Caldwell Cigar Company

Back in August, the crew from Sir Stogies piled into a van and began an epic journey across Southeast Pennsylvania visiting cigar shops. There were lots of laughs, plenty of drinks, and an abundance of cigars. I may be embellishing it a tad but it was a wonderful time.

One of the shops we visited was JM Cigars in Exton. It is a shop that touts an impressive humidor with a solid selection. As I completed lap after …

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Even Wild Animals Like a Good Cigar

Even Wild Animals Like a Good Cigar

The weather here in Southeast Pennsylvania has been a roller-coaster ride, of sorts. One day the sun is shining and the weather is perfect for sitting outside and enjoying a cigar. The next day could be filled with soaking rain. Sometimes we get sheer craziness – last week we had sun, then rain, then sleet, then hail, followed by more sun, all in the same day.

When Sunday rolled around and the forecast called for cloudy but dry skies, I …

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