I wasn’t familiar with Kings Cigars when I arrived at the tweetup, and it wasn’t long until I was introduced to Anwar and Pete, two of the guys behind the new boutique company. Click the play button for the scoop on their journey starting out in the cigar business. Their current lineup includes the Baron, […]
Oh, no, we’re not done posting manufacturer interviews yet. This time I have a quick chat with Jay Lundy of AKA Cigars. In it he talks about the original AKA Hybrid line (which features a wrapper that’s a Cameroon-Corojo hybrid), the AKA Respect 2013 vintage, the Davidoff Ecuadoran Connecticut-wrapped AKA Solace and the newest, the […]
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 […]
Every year we have a minor hiccup with IPCPR Coverage. Fortunately, we are past the days of those hiccups being hosting related. This time, unfortunately, they came in the form of Brian’s camera dying. The good news is that it happened right at the end of the interview so I’m told you aren’t missing much. […]