James Suckling archive

April 2008

Breakfast of Champions

Posted: Apr 29, 2008 12:16pm ET

“Does it taste like 100 points?” asked David Savona, web tsar and senior editor of Cigar Aficionado. “Good question,” I responded as I smoked in his office in New York. I wasn’t prepared to give my hand away.

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The Questionable Process of Purging Your Cigar

Posted: Apr 24, 2008 9:54am ET

I am embarrassed to say that I didn’t know what the hell purging a cigar was until recently. I am only using “hell” because my editors would cut the proper four-letter word for this column. I guess I never thought about purging my cigar.

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Living My Fantasy

Posted: Apr 15, 2008 12:15pm ET

I am going to let you in on a little secret. I have always fantasized about working in a cigar factory in Havana. There is something so seductive about the idea. Sure, it can be hard work, even monotonous labor.

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