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Cigars: More than Just a Stick

Cigar in Ashtray (Generic)

Why is it that cigar enthusiasts break out into a big smile, whenever you mention "cigars" to them? It's because cigars usually mean a lot more to them than just a stick of wrapped tobacco. For his first blog post here at Stogie'd, Kevin Schuetz takes us back to his first cigar, and shares the reasons why he likes not only cigars themselves, but what they represent to him. … [Read more...]

Cigars 201: Air Purifiers

Air Cleaner and Purifier for Indoor Cigar Smoking

Today's Cigars 201 lesson is on air purifiers. Take notes, if you want to keep your sanity in your own home. If you wish to smoke indoors at, say, your house, and you want to ensure domestic tranquility among other members of your household, you may want to think about buying an air cleaner/purifier. Air purifiers are electric machines that are used to eliminate harmful particles or contaminants from the air.  Different types of cleaning units use different processes to achieve their … [Read more...]

Cigars 201: Pairing Stogies and Alcohol


A good, deep red wine. A single-malt. A great rum. A tawny port. A lot of people like to drink many, many different types of adult beverages with their cigars. Here's a look at some of them, including one that might not be on everyone's list, in this week's Cigars 201: The cigar has long been viewed as a luxury of the rich and powerful. Images of well-to-do men puffing on a stogie and swirling a glass of good brandy have been well documented and memorialized in films and TV. If you are … [Read more...]

Cigars 201: Best Cigar Tobacco Regions


Growing regions. Terroir. Seeds. It might sound like we're referencing the subject of wine, but we're actually talking about cigar tobaccos. Considering that both start out being connected to plant life, though, it's not surprising both have a lot in common—at least in their respective starts in life. We have more in our new Stogie'd feature called Cigars 201: Just like a fine wine, the flavor and aroma of a cigar is directly impacted by its country of origin. Variations in soil … [Read more...]

Expand Your Cigar Expertise


Stogie'd is one of the fastest-growing cigar Websites out there. You want to expand your "brand." Let's help out one another. You're knowledgeable about cigars. Maybe you work at or own a cigar retail store, work at a cigar manufacturer, own/work at a wine and liquor store, sell cigar accessories—you get the idea. You really know your craft. You might have a formal education in your area. Maybe you've been called an "expert" by others in the past. Heck, you might even think of yourself … [Read more...]

Are Hookahs the New Cigar?


We have to admit—hookahs have always fascinated us. It's kind of the whole "looks like it should hold a certain illegal substance, but it actually smokes tobacco" kind of thing. In other words, we need educating on this subject. With that in mind, Stogie'd brings you this article on hookahs. More than likely, you've seen a hookah in your lifetime. However, unless you're a regular at a hookah bar, you've probably forgotten all about it. Do you still think you've never heard of a … [Read more...]

Needed: New Stogie’d Voices


(Updated 09/19 with potential subjects) // It's simple. Stogie'd needs bloggers who love cigars and want to share their writing, their thoughts and their ideas with the cigar community. We already have top-notch content. Soon, we’ll have the best community features a site can offer. While we’re building out the site, though, we’re looking to amp up our content even further. This is where you come in. The upcoming, tremendously upgraded Stogie'd site will have many voices and many … [Read more...]