Nat Sherman Epoca 2019 Limited Edition

Nat Sherman Epoca 2019 Limited Edition

posted on October 8th, 2019

Ben’s Week In Smoke – No. 19

Ben’s Week In Smoke – No. 19

posted on September 26th, 2019

Black Label Trading Company Last Rites Viaticum

Black Label Trading Company Last Rites Viaticum

posted on September 11th, 2019

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3rd Annual Smoke a JJ for JJ Day

3rd Annual Smoke a JJ for JJ Day

July 22nd is the 3rd Annual Smoke a JJ for JJ Day. It is in celebration of my Little Robusto, my son JJ, who as many of you know, passed away from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) while at daycare when he was 3.5 months old. This July 22nd would’ve been his 3rd birthday. The DPG Series JJ was the first cigar I smoked after his birth and holds a truly special place in my heart.

The event is simple, …


Congrats Walt and Lindsay

Congrats to our own Walt and his wife Lindsay and happy birthday to their daughter Natalie…19.25 inches long a little over 7 pounds…


Our Swedish Hero

Back in 2006 Stogie Review was born. It started out as two guys posting reviews back and forth with no intentions other than sharing our opinions with a few friends. Over time, the website grew consistently and we began to develop a following. That following increased in size even more when we began producing video reviews in addition to our regular content.

For nearly four years we have been overjoyed by the following that we have developed. One of our …


A Message from Jerry the Elf

While I do smoke and review a little bit of Tabacos Baez Serie SF, this video shouldn’t be taken seriously. Like I’ve always said, the day that SR isn’t any fun to do, take ourselves too seriously or lose the ability to laugh at ourselves, is the day SR closes up shop. Its all about having fun, entertaining folks and creating memories with old and new friends.

So from me and mine, to you and your’s…thanks for the record 1.5 …


Ah Memories…

The other night on Twitter one of our long time fans of Stogie Review, vic121, posed the following question to Walt, Brian and myself:

what do you guys think is the secret to your success?

It was a bit late in the night to take vic121‘s question seriously but it did spark a conversation reminiscing back to the days of my first video review, a time when I religiously sported a white t-shirt in every review, the bed …


Jerry’s Petit Corona Has Arrived

As many of you know, from following Jerry’s videos and Twitter, he and his wife were expecting their daughter to be born around this time. I’m happy to announce that Jerry and Michelle had their baby girl at 12:07 PM on September 23, 2009.

Grace Anabel Cruz

19 inches. 6 lbs 14oz

Jerry, Michelle, and and baby Grace are all happy and healthy.
Everyone expects to return home from the hospital sometime early this weekend.


IPCPR Highlights

Doing anything with one hand sucks…even recording a video. While I’m not in condition to do a full cigar review I thought I’d share a few cigars that caught my attention at IPCPR. Enjoy…


A Night Online

A Night Online

With Brian short on time he asked me to step in this Wednesday. I originally was going to do a video review or possibly a video replying to comments but a funny thing happened on my way to do such a video. I got drunk.

It started out innocently enough. My good friend @MikeInWV had been planning on doing a joint beer review. We ran into some technical issues and ended up on StickAm. When I went online StickAm peeps …


Crazy Hat Holiday Special

I’m not even sure how to describe this video. I hope it provides a little entatinment for you…with that I hope all you have a safe and loving holiday season surround by friends, family and the smoke from your favorite cigar…Long Ashes!


YQMA & A Quick Thank You

I’m working on YQMA but I wanted to take a quick moment to thank the Stogie Review community…more like the Stogie Review family.

Its been a tough year for me. It would’ve been a tougher year if it wasn’t for all of you. From the many condolences I received to the personal e-mails to keep my head up and that brighter days will come. All of them have truly been an inspiration to me and have helped me get through …