Cigar Smoking; There’s a Championship For That

Cigar enthusiasts from around the country and the world descended upon Nashville, TN the week of May 7th, 2017 for the Nashville Boutique Cigar Week. Centered around the Steeplechase horse races every year, organizer Darren Cioffi of Principle Cigars brought together dozens of his closest friends from around the pond to not only experience the…

The Cigar Women of Nashville

Until I was able to see a tobacco plant in it’s natural habitat, I neglected to realize the importance of the actual flower that grows atop the plant. And just like this critical element that continues to give life to and sustain the very pastime that many of us all enjoy so much, we must not overlook…

Natural Disasters Hit Nashville

Fitting that the CAO Natural Disasters release came on a day rain showers swept through Nashville. Equally as ironic was that Master Blender Rick Rodriguez’s original flight into town was cancelled due to weather. Dispute travel mishaps, he made it on time to the only shop in the country, Uptown’s Smoke Shop, that’s carrying all 4…

The Cigar Crew Nashville; Two Years Strong

On March 29, 2014, The Cigar Crew Nashville celebrated its 2nd year of inception at Smoker’s Abbey Cigar shop in East Nashville. While the relevance and usefulness of social media can and will be debated for years to come, this once primarily Facebook-based group of cigar aficionados used the medium to grow, network and eventually…