Punch Egg Roll

Punch Egg Roll

posted on May 24th, 2019

San Pedro de Macoris Sun Grown Robusto

San Pedro de Macoris Sun Grown Robusto

posted on May 22nd, 2019

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 118

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 118

posted on May 17th, 2019

Stogie Spotlight Archive

362 articles

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Edicion de Familia by J. Fuego at the 2012 Famous Smoke Shop Cigarnival

Edicion de Familia by J. Fuego at the 2012 Famous Smoke Shop Cigarnival

While attending the 2012 Famous Smoke Shop Cigarnival, we had the pleasure of speaking with long-time friend of Stogie Review – Jesus Fuego. While chatting, Jesus began to tell us about his new annual release which he is calling the J. Fuego Edicion de Familia.

The blend is made up of Nicaraguan and Honduran Tobacco, primarily of the Corojo variety, with an Ecuadorian Sumatra Wrapper. The cigar will be available in November and comes in a Box …

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Eddie Ortega at the 2012 Famous Smoke Shop Cigarnival

Eddie Ortega at the 2012 Famous Smoke Shop Cigarnival

While attending the 2012 Famous Smoke Shop Cigarnival, Mike and I had the pleasure of hanging out with Eddie Ortega. We talked about a handful of things throughout the course of the event but when the crowds settled down, he was kind enough to record a little video with us. In the video, Eddie discusses the new Ortega Cigars Serie D Natural.

I didn’t realize it at the time, but this video was recorded during the manufacturers …

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Women of the 2012 Famous Smoke Shop Cigarnival

Women of the 2012 Famous Smoke Shop Cigarnival

Starting in 2009, Stogie Review has had the pleasure of covering the annual Famous Smoke Shop Festivities. It started out as the Cigar Expo and has transformed into the Famous Smoke Shop Cigarnival. The oddest thing about that coverage, especially since this is a male dominated website, is that the posts featuring the women of the event are typically the most popular part of our coverage. Who would of thought?

In the if it aint broke, don’t fix it

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Famous Smoke Shop – Cigarnival 2012: Day 2

Famous Smoke Shop – Cigarnival 2012: Day 2

Yesterday I posted the first video diary entry covering my thoughts of the 2012 Famous Smoke Shop Cigarnival. Today I have the second video from the event. This video is a bit shorter than the first and includes a little dedication to jjo at the end.

More formal coverage will be posted in the coming days. That coverage will include an event wrap-up, the ever popular Women of Cigarnival, and some video interviews we were able to …

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Famous Smoke Shop – Cigarnival 2012: Day 1

Famous Smoke Shop – Cigarnival 2012: Day 1

Last year when Mike and I covered the 2011 Famous Smoke Shop Cigarnival, I tried something a little different and recorded a video diary as I went about the day. We were surprised by how well those videos were received and I wanted to do them again this year.

The video below outlines my day, from the time Mike picked me up until we called it a night. In addition to me talking about the event, I also …

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little monsters pictorial

little monsters pictorial

Well the awaited little monsters by Tatuaje Cigars have hit W.Curtis Draper (my home shop). Below are a few pics I snapped of the box I got. Too bad I don’t have anymore of the Frank to snap a pic of it with Frank Jr. In An Afternoon with Pete Johnson series, Pete told us that he is making 10,000 boxes of little monsters. Which in reality will be 5,000 boxes since almost everyone will buy two boxes. Then …

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Blog Father Red Label Edicion Limitada

Blog Father Red Label Edicion Limitada

Hey everyone else has a limited edition, why can’t I, The Blog Father have one? By now many of you know Hewitt and I traveled to Nicaragua as guests of Drew Estate along with other members of the blogger community plus Thor from Cigar Press magazine (poor guy always gets lumped with us). I’m sure you have actually started reading daily recaps on other blogs. Hewitt and I will do some kind of recap ‘Herf’n Heads’ style once the two …

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An Afternoon with Litto Gomez (Part Two of Two)

An Afternoon with Litto Gomez (Part Two of Two)

So I lied in Part One…I thought this was going to be a three part series but it turns out to be only two. Part Two is jammed pack with Litto telling great stories including how he tweets from his horse while on his farm in the Dominican, the impact of social media, family member roles, mentors in the industry. and the difficulties with getting his cigars in other countries. Also included in this part is what most of …

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An Afternoon with Litto Gomez (Part One of Two)

An Afternoon with Litto Gomez (Part One of Two)

In our ongoing series of Q&A videos, George Brightman of W.Curtis Draper sits down with Litto Gomez of La Flor Dominicana. This is the first of three two parts where George and Litto talk about HR 1639/S.1461 and other legislative issues facing the premium cigar industry. Litto spends time talking about his humble beginning with Los Libertadores which eventually grew into La Flor Dominicana. They discuss the name change of La Flor Dominicana Premium to La Flor Dominicana Light as …

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Top 5 Cigars Under $5 – TGT Edition

Top 5 Cigars Under $5 – TGT Edition

To complete my recent obsession with lists, below you will find my Top 5 Cigars Under $5. This joins my previous lists of Top 5 Special Occassion Cigars and Top 7 Everyday Cigars. As always your mileage will vary with pricing but I got my pricing from a couple local sources in the DC/MD/VA area. The requirements were simple. Under $5 (before taxes), widely available, something I’ve smoked, made an appearance on the site (review or Week in …