I met Chris Arolfo of Cabal Cigars at the trade show, and I spent a little more time getting to know him and his new line of Cabal cigars at the 2013 Chattanooga Tweetup. In this video we talk about Cabal and Esoteric cigars, how he got started, the Cabal concept and what it’s like […]
Clay Roberts of AJ Fernandez and I talk about the “Cheatup”, the Oval Connecticut and Pinolero Maduro line expansions, the new limited edition El Mayimbe. The Mayimbe is nearly sold out at this point, but it will be return next year in a different blend. For all the juicy details, click the play button below.
While at the Chattanooga Tweetup I spoke to Steven Ysidron of Epicurean Cigars for a few minutes about his current products, the event, and future releases, including the upcoming Gonzo Santeria. Enjoy!
The IPCPR trade show isn’t complete until we spend a little time with Keith Park of Prometheus and take a look at all the company’s new cigars and sharp-looking humidors and accessories. As always, there was no shortage of great looking products. If you’re a fan of rare cigars like Opus X and God of […]
Someone told me a long time ago that if you have a problem with Jose Blanco, then the problem is with you. Jose Blanco has been a great supporter of Stogie Review, social media and bloggers in general since before his current role at Joya De Nicaragua. And his son Jasper is just one adorable […]
Us and Willie Herrera go back a long way and it is great to see one of our friends in the industry having the success he is experiencing today. Willie spends a few minutes with us to bring us up to date on how the Herrera Esteli is doing as well as some insight as […]
We first came across Cigar Oasis at last year’s IPCPR when we found a prototype of their new digital hygrometer that had the shape and feel of the old style analog hygrometers. Even more recently Brian Hewitt reviewed a production unit of the Caliber 4R. At this year’s show we spent some time with them […]
If you aren’t familiar with the story, Barry Stein was once a cigar blogger. Barry has always been a friend of Stogie Review and, not terribly long ago, he made the transition from Blogger to working for Miami Cigar. As someone from the outside looking in, I think Barry made a great move. He looks […]
You’ve seen Frank Herrera many times here on Stogie Review as La Caridad Del Cobre and now Herrera Biography. Joining Frank this year is Elissa Noles to tell us all about her all boutique cigar shop, Charmed Leaf. Sponsored by http://drewestate.com/ipcpr
Felix Assouline Cigars wasn’t on our radar coming into IPCPR. It wasn’t until we saw our friend Benny Gomez of Havana Sunrise fame and learned that Felix Assouline is representing his Havana Sunrise blend. Felix was kind enough to spend a few moments with us to tell us all about his other brands. Hewitt got […]