Happy New Year
Posted: Dec 31, 2007 1:42pm ET
There’s only a few hours left of 2007, so I’m taking a moment to reflect on the year gone by.
First, this was as fast a year as any I remember. I’m sure part of the reason is the four-year-old who is playing in front of me as I type this (now I know what dad was talking about when I was younger), and the other reason is the full year I had at work.
I did a fair amount of travel for business this year, touching down in Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Miami (a couple of times), Charleston, Houston and Las Vegas. The web site had a banner year, with the launch of two great new sections, our Editor’s Blogs and Cigar Cinema, a.k.a. our video gallery. From your responses, you enjoy reading and watching them as much as we love making them for you. We have a number of great new videos coming in January, including ones of Gordon Mott, James Suckling and myself puffing away on the best cigars of the year. Stay tuned.
This year’s cigars were amazing. I’ve been working for Cigar Aficionado for more than 12 years, and I can’t remember a better year in terms of cigar quality. There are so many wonderful smokes out there, Cuban and non-Cuban, that it’s often hard to choose what you want to smoke. I puffed one great cigar after another this year. Some of the cigars simply blew me away with their flavor.
I hope you all enjoyed 2007 as much as I did, and I wish you happiness, health and success for 2008. Light up something great tonight to celebrate. I’m going to fire up something with a little age on it, a Padrón Millennium Series.
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