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St. Pete Cigar–Kristoff Cigar Smoker Event

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

It’s time for another cigar smoker event at St. Pete Cigar!


The Kristoff cigar smoker event is this Friday, October 19th, from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. As always, there will be one day only deals, raffles, and free grub.

If you need more information, go to the St. Pete Cigar website.

See you there!

La Palina El Diario

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Ed and I joined Mike, of Mikes Stogies and Stogie411, for a video cigar review. This time around, I tried recording our Skype call, as opposed to splicing together two video feeds. Because of this, the video is a little rough around the edges, but not bad at all. With any luck, in time, I can tweak things for a better end result.


In this video, we pick apart the La Palina El Diario. While it isn’t the most complex of cigars, it is by no means bad. It is clean on the palate, straight forward, and fairly consistent from beginning to end. Perhaps the pickiest of cigar smokers would get bored. As for the three of us, we enjoyed it. We covered all the pros and cons of this smoke.

Ed also talks a bit about his cigar tasting method. Being a tobacconist, Ed has schooled many, including Mike, and myself. In the review, I reference a video I made about this topic. You can check that out by clicking HERE.

Time for some shameless plugging:

Don’t forget to visit Mike’s Stogies, and Stogie 411. Mike’s Stogies is more of a traditional cigar blog. On the other hand, Stogie 411 has taken things up a notch. Aaand finally, if you’re ever in the St. Petersburg, FL area, you owe it to yourself to visit my pal Ed at St. Pete Cigar.


Video run time – 22 minutes.

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St.Pete Cigar Smoker Event Feb.17, 2012

Friday, February 17th, 2012

JoyaDNicAntDarkCorojoElMartilloRightIf your in the area on Friday, February 17th, stop by       St. Pete Cigar.

Drew Estate and Joya De Nicaragua will be the guests.

The Drew Estate Undercrown and Joya De Nicaragua Antano Dark Corojo will be featured.

As always, if you’re a fan of Acid cigars, they will be available too.

The event starts at 5:30 and ends at 8:30. There will be raffles, food, door prizes and one day only deals. Stop by, I’ll be there for most of the night.










Support your local brick and mortar!

Quesada Oktoberfest (2011 release)

Friday, November 11th, 2011

This video is posted here for archive purposes. Your one stop shop for Ed/Tom reviews if you will.


Ed and I are back at Stogie Review to cover the Quesada Oktoberfest. This yearly release is said to go best with Oktoberfest beer. Since I am not a drinker, I have not tried that pairing.

This cigar is fairly simple and straight forward in terms of flavor. What makes it shine is hard to describe. The flavor delivery, the refined flavor profile, the strength and body are almost perfectly balanced. The experience puts this in my top 3 cigars of 2011. This is a great cigar, period.

The biggest downfall of this cigar is it’s limited availability. It is a yearly release of limited production. Once they are gone, we have to wait until next year.

So take 24 minutes and check out our review of the Quesada Oktoberfest. As always, press the little HD button on the video player for 720p hi-def.

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Gurkha Cellar Reserve

Friday, September 30th, 2011

As you all know by now, this review is posted here for archive purposes.


It’s that time again. Ed and I visited Stogie Review for our guest spot. This time we tackled the new Gurkha Cellar Reserve.

This cigar boasts having tobacco that is aged for 15 years. While I’m not a big Gurkha smoker, past reviews we’ve done have turned out well. We did enjoy the Cellar Reserve, but it took us on a weird journey. It started off kind of ho-hum, picked up the pace in the middle, then tapered back in to the ho-hum routine in the last third. Personally, I can’t justify the $12 price tag. But I bet there are a lot of Gurkha fans that will disagree, and that’s Ok.

So sit back as Ed and I pick apart the Gurkha Cellar Reserve. We ran a little long with some off topic banter, but that’s how we roll. This video runs about 24 minutes. Do yourself a favor and click the little HD button on the video player. has had sub-par video conversions as of late.

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Casa Fernandez Cuban Seed Corojo 2006

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Ed and I are back to where it all started, the Stogie Review. As always, our videos are posted here for archive purposes. Call it a one stop shop for Ed and Tom reviews. In an effort to get back to our regularly scheduled visits, we made our August spot in the nick of time…


Ed and I have reviewed a lot of cigars. It is often an over thought process on what we should review next. This time around we just took a walk around the shop and picked something.

Be warned that this video runs a little long at 28 minutes. This is the type of review that is best viewed while you relax with a cigar and smoke along with us. We ultimately pick apart every aspect of this cigar and leave no stone unturned.

This video is also available in high definition simply by pressing the HD button on the video player. Lately has been doing horrible standard definition video quality. I’d go ahead and hit the HD button right off the bat.

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Arturo Fuente Magnum R

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Ed and I returned to The Stogie Review to review a brand we haven’t done in quite some time. As always, I post the review here for archive purposes.

The Arturo Fuente Magnum R Is a nice medium bodied cigar that can appeal to the newest of smokers and the seasoned smoker. The key to enjoying this cigar is to notice the subtleties of the flavor profile. We discuss every aspect in this review.


So take 23 minutes of your time and check out the video. This video is also available for your viewing pleasure in 720p hi-def. Just press the HD button on the player after you begin watching.

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Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Tune in this Thursday June 9th, at 7:00PM EST to


Ed and I will be guests on the Stogie411 radiocast. So tune in live at their website. You can submit questions live while watching the broadcast. The show will be available for download afterwards if you can’t make it.

Mark your calendars now, and start thinking of questions!

March 11th, 2011 – My Father/Pepin Cigar Event

Monday, March 7th, 2011


Make sure to mark your calendar now for the Pepin cigar smoker event at St. Pete Cigar on March 11th, 2011 from 5PM to 8pm. See you there!

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Note from Ed:

We are launching the “First” cigar event of the year on Friday, March 11th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  We have a new line of cigars from Don Pepin Garcia and the My Father cigars.  They are very excited to be doing the first event of the year for us.

As we have done in the past, buy 3 cigars and get 1 free, buy 5 cigars and get 2 free.  When you buy a box you get 7 free cigars along with 15% off the price!  There will be great door prizes and we will be serving food.  The food is being sponsored by The Law Office of Ron Croft in Seminole Florida.
Tell all your friends to come and enjoy the event in the new cigar lounge.
Thank you again for your support.

St. Pete Cigar Tour

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

As many of you know, I documented the progress of Ed’s new shop as he moved in. But it has been about a year since a full tour of his shop has been done.


Now that the new shop is totally complete, it is time to showcase the growing inventory and amazing lounge. So sit back for ten minutes and see what St. Pete Cigar has to offer.

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