Twenty years ago, Marvin R. Shanken had a dream to launch Cigar Aficionado, and that dream triggered one of the most unexpected cultural fads of the 1990s—the renaissance of cigars.
Posted: January 31, 2013 By Gordon Mott
The 2012 restaurant scene in Havana is about as volatile as I told you it would be in the November/December issue about the...more
Posted: January 17, 2013 By Gordon Mott
Every year that we run the Top 25, we watch the page views creep ever closer to a threshold that, for us, is the magic number: ONE MILLION. In...more
Posted: January 7, 2013 By Gordon Mott
The editor, publisher and founder of Cigar Aficionado sits down with his Executive Editor, Gordon Mott, to talk about the genesis of the magazine, and his love of cigars.
Posted: December 10, 2012 By Gordon Mott
In 2011, the U.S. Government loosened the restrictions on travel to Cuba, allowing more “people-to-people” visits for religious, medical and...more
After more than 100 Big Smoke notches on my belt, you might think I could never be surprised by the event. But the Big Smoke Las Vegas this past...more
Posted: November 12, 2012 By Gordon Mott
Twenty years! In August, 1992, we held the first copy, fresh off the printing presses, of Cigar Aficionado. Holding that glossy magazine in our hands...more
Every few years, a product rocks the golf world. Ping irons. Callaway metal drivers. Adams rescue clubs. Titleist Pro-V1s. This year, the buzz has...more
Posted: August 31, 2012 By Gordon Mott
Dear Marvin, There are many things I enjoy in life, but still one of my favorite’s is enjoying a fine cigar while reading my Cigar Aficionado...more