The Real World

Cigar Aficionado's blog world may have been a long time in coming. But now it is here.

I will be writing about everything from unexpected surprises in our tastings, to a wonderful cigar on the back porch my house in the suburbs, or out on the golf course. I won't limit my thoughts to just cigars either. You'll be getting my thoughts on a lot of my passions, not all of them mind you, but everything from golf, to a great meal to that 15 year old bottle of Burgundy out of my cellar.

The goal is pretty clear to me. For 15 years, Cigar Aficionado has tried to open up the world of the Good Life to our readers. Now, we have the means to let you in our research, and the amazing things that we get to do as part of our jobs here. After a few months of this, I may have to hire a bodyguard to keep our envy-crazed readers at bay.

phillip gallof NY, NY March 15, 2007 1:54pm ET
Gordo,If you and Marv got into a fist fight...say perhaps you were smoking a lovely Trinidad Fundadore, and Marv came up to you, pulling it out of your mouth, and he instead replaced it with a White Owl...what would you do? Would it come to blows? Would you fight him using Judo or old-time boxing? Could Marv take a good ol' Mott jab to his jaw? Moreover, if you gave him a beating, would you stub out the White Owl on him, or merely next to him. These questions, and more.Cheers,
Gordon Mott March 15, 2007 2:43pm ET
Marvin. A White Owl. Me. I'm having trouble connecting the dots in that scenario.
phillip gallof NY, NY March 15, 2007 6:28pm ET
Ok, well, if not a White Owl, perhaps a good ol' Phillies Blunt. Marv, I hear, has quite a collection in his the special Sotheby's auction of Garcia Vegas. I'm sure he keeps them right next to his chest of PadrĂ³n Millenniums.

Ok, jokes aside, I'd like to thank you for being a good sport and love that you guys are doing a blog. I look forward to reading more from you.

Keep the faith, Gordo.
Ken Coleman Paris March 16, 2007 4:20am ET
"After a few months of this, I may have to hire a bodyguard to keep our envy-crazed readers at bay."Admittedly, you have what may be for many people, an enviable job. But your statement hints that you must think that the rest of us lead pale lives by comparison. I suspect that is not the case at all.
Dorothy Williams Sitka, Alaska, USA, March 26, 2014 4:33am ET
Bring a reformed cigarette smoker over 24 years, what is the difference in cigars smoking. I realize I may sound like a novice. In regards to cigars, I am. My young adult smokes and I want to know what the attraction is?

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