David Savona archive

November 2009

Big Day at the Big Smoke

Posted: Nov 14, 2009 8:25pm ET

Today was jam packed with activity here in Las Vegas at the Big Smoke. At nine a.m. the doors opened to our cigar seminars (they sold out around one month ago) and the room was filled with cigar lovers from around the United States and abroad who were eager to hear from their favorite cigarmakers and get Cigar Aficionado’s version of cigar school.

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Back in Vegas

Posted: Nov 13, 2009 12:43pm ET

It’s Big Smoke time, so I’m in Las Vegas with much of the premium cigar industry, puffing away and enjoying the city. We started in style yesterday with a little Cigar Aficionado welcome party at Rhumbar at the Mirage Hotel.

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The Sad Plight of Cigar Smokers

Posted: Nov 6, 2009 4:30pm ET

Today I watched a bit of the Yankees celebratory parade at lunch with some friends here in New York. We decided to enjoy a short cigar before heading back to the office. Outside, of course—New York has a pretty strict smoking ban.

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Cigar of the Year Coming to Big Smokes

Posted: Nov 2, 2009 1:37pm ET

I know a lot of you are planning on coming to our Big Smoke in Las Vegas , which is less than two weeks away. (Can’t believe it—This year went by fast.) I just got off the phone with Manuel (Manolo) Quesada, and he told me what he was planning on giving out—Casa Magna Colordo Robustos, the Cigar of the Year.

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