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July/Aug 2007 Issue : Drinks

Rum Revival

Once overlooked by connoisseurs, rum has been revitalized by quality craftsmanship and superpremium brands that have put the sugary spirit back on the top shelf

Posted: August 1, 2007    By Jack Bettridge


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The Cigar and Cognac Conundrum

Sometimes this antismoking dementia gets in the way of my doing my job. The other night I was invited to a dinner hosted by Remy Martin. The point...more

Posted: July 31, 2007    By Jack Bettridge


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A Smoke After A Smoky Meal

Normally, the news that my livery car is running 15 minutes late doesn’t make me happy, but last night was an exception. Savona and I had just left...more

Posted: July 20, 2007    By Jack Bettridge


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Why a Culebra?

The culebra cigar shape has always flummoxed me. Spanish for snake, a culebra is a crooked viper of a cigar, usually packaged in a set of three...more

Posted: July 17, 2007    By Jack Bettridge


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Sharp’ning Up Your Cocktail Talk

Every year dictionary publishers and language arbiters announce with some fanfare words that they have decided to add to the lexicon. Because of the...more

Posted: June 29, 2007    By Jack Bettridge


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Further Adventures in Spotting Smokers

Earlier I blogged about a game I like to play that I call “Seen Smoking.” Not much to it essentially except spotting people smoking cigars....more

Posted: June 19, 2007    By Jack Bettridge


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The Power of Positive Drinking

It’s almost like the power of positive drinking…   …strike that…   …positive thinking.   I’ve no sooner put to bed a story on rum for...more

Posted: June 7, 2007    By Jack Bettridge


News & Features : News & Features

Getting Whacked with the Sopranos

Things aren't going so hot for Tony Soprano. Bobby Bacala took the last Lionel train to Whacksville. Silvio Dante forgot a cardinal mob rule: if...more

Posted: June 5, 2007    By Jack Bettridge


May/June 2007 Issue : Good Life Guide

Barbecued Ribs

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Posted: June 1, 2007    By Jack Bettridge


May/June 2007 Issue : Good Life Guide

Martin Dingman Weekend Bags

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Posted: June 1, 2007    By Jack Bettridge


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