IPCPR 2019: Cigar Oasis

posted on August 18th, 2019

IPCPR 2019: Boveda

IPCPR 2019: Boveda

posted on August 11th, 2019

IPCPR 2019: Black Label Trading Company

IPCPR 2019: Black Label Trading Company

posted on August 11th, 2019

Stogie Talk Archive

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Proud Owner of a New Pipe

Proud Owner of a New Pipe

Back in November, Gilbertsville Cigar Factory celebrated their 1 Year Anniversary. As a thank you to the customers for supporting them throughout the year, they hosted an event featuring 20% off all items in the store. In addition to the deal, they also had Dan O’Brien come in and play live music.

The event looked like it was going to be a lot of fun, unfortunately it didn’t look like I was going to be able to make it. Th …

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On The Fence about Buying a Pipe

On The Fence about Buying a Pipe

Have you ever found yourself sitting in a cigar shop, enjoying your favorite cigar from your classy Stogie Gear case, and suddenly feel like the boss from The Godfather? I found myself in that situation recently and it probably wasn’t for the reason you would expect.

You see, the Gilbertsville Cigar Factory recently expanded into new territory by introducing Pipes and Pipe Tobacco to its quickly growing repertoire. On a personal note – I expected the shop to do okay …

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A Rare Saturday Morning Cigar

A Rare Saturday Morning Cigar

Every Monday, I sit down at my desk and my co-worker asks “How was your weekend?” For the most part, my answer is “Good” but there really isn’t much to say beyond that. You see, six months ago my wife and I made a decision that would change our weekend dynamic significantly.

I was offered a position at a new company. My ability to work from home a few days each week would go away, however, there would be room …

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What would you like to see in a Blind Tasting?

What would you like to see in a Blind Tasting?

Almost a decade ago, I came up with an idea for a Stogie Review Video Series that I thought would be very interesting. The premise was to take the same Blind Review format that the big Cigar Magazines used and put a Stogie Review Twist on it.

The concept was to reach out to friends at cigar companies and get my hands on a few cigars of the same size and shape. I would then remove the bands and …

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This Thanksgiving I’m Thankful for Cigars

This Thanksgiving I’m Thankful for Cigars

Over the years, I’ve always found the holidays to be a strange time for Cigar Blogs. I would come across blog posts outlining After-Turkey Cigars at Thanksgiving, Gift Ideas for the Cigar Lover at Christmas, and the ever popular Green Cigars for St Patty’s Day.

So, when I sat down to write this article on Thanksgiving – I wondered what I could say that would be heartfelt and genuine. The last thing I wanted to imagine was some guy sitting …

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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 which has the Best hookahs in 2018– 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 …

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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 …