David Savona archive

September 2008

A New Way of Lighting

Posted: Sep 29, 2008 4:07pm ET

I thought I had witnessed just about every way you can light a cigar—matches, lighters, cedar spills, candles (bad), gas stovetops (effective in a pinch)—but I heard of a new twist on Saturday night.

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Left Behind

Posted: Sep 16, 2008 11:42am ET

So I get the chance to play this great golf course the other day: Quaker Ridge in Scarsdale, New York. One of America’s greatest tracks, according to Golf Diges t magazine. And to top it off, I was playing with Marvin Shanken and Gordon Mott, plus my coworker James Molesworth, a senior editor at the Wine Spectator.

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Sharing a Smoke With Charlie Toraño

Posted: Sep 4, 2008 10:10am ET

Charlie Toraño came by the office today. Charlie is the president of Toraño Cigars, and his family is one of the leading families of cigars and tobacco. Back in the pre-embargo days, the Toraños grew tons of great wrapper tobacco in Cuba.

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