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July 2007

Perfume to Politics

Posted: Jul 23, 2007 4:51pm ET

I was at a big dinner on the Tuscan coast in honor of the American Ambassador for Italy over the weekend. About 40 or us were fêting the friendly and very professional diplomat, and by the end of the meal as we sat outside next to an illuminated pool, a few of us lit up some cigars.

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Just Last Night

Posted: Jul 17, 2007 11:46am ET

I smoked a La Gloria Cubana Medaille D’Or No. 2 last night. It was the first of a box I had laying around in my cellar for the last 10 years. And it was the bomb. It was packed with decadent, almost cheesy aromas and flavors.

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The Beauty of Differences

Posted: Jul 12, 2007 11:14am ET

I smoked a Juan Lopez Obus torpedo last night at a friend’s house in Tuscany following dinner. It was just the right thing after a few pieces of grilled Florentine steak and 1999 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso Riserva and 1995 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle.

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Maduro Cohibas in Rainy London

Posted: Jul 6, 2007 4:27pm ET

“F.. them,” said one of the cigar merchants at the outdoor cigar fest in the middle of the West End of London last night. ‘This will show them that they can’t stop us.” He looked defiant and sure of himself.

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