David Savona archive

October 2007

A Smoke With Carlos Fuente Jr.

Posted: Oct 28, 2007 2:07pm ET

On Friday night I dropped in on a local cigar shop and lounge, Club Perfecto in South Norwalk, Connecticut. Carlos Fuente Jr. was dropping by, so I wanted to say hello. I got there before Carlos, who was stuck in traffic.

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Smoking a New Padrón

Posted: Oct 18, 2007 11:45am ET

Got a call from Jorge Padrón the other day. He was coming to New York City for a dinner at the Grand Havana Room, and he asked me to come along. He told me he was passing out the Padrón Reserva de la Famila No.

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A Taxing Situation

Posted: Oct 15, 2007 3:21pm ET

I’m back in the office after a few days in Charleston, South Carolina, at the annual Cigar Association of America meeting. This is a gathering where some of the nation’s biggest cigar makers discuss the issues of the day, and this year no issue loomed larger than SCHIP.

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The Best Cigars of the Year

Posted: Oct 4, 2007 3:15pm ET

I’m a happy man. My humidor is full of great cigars and I have to smoke them all. I test cigars all the time here at Cigar Aficionado , but with each test I have no idea if the cigars I’m testing are going to be great, good, bad or absolutely awful.

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