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Blogs : Gordon Mott

Cigar Magnet

I feel like some super-conductor magnet, attracting just about every loose cigar in a country overflowing with a lot of cigars. When I arrived, there...more

Posted: March 2, 2012    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : David Savona

The New Cigars of Cuba

Much of the excitement surrounding the annual Habanos Festival surrounds new cigars. The Festival is a stage for Habanos S.A. to present their new...more

Posted: March 2, 2012    By David Savona


Blogs : Gordon Mott

According to Jim

The sharp drum downbeat pounded out over the crowd, and the unmistakable chords of a Chicago blues song rattled the walls and shook the glasses on...more

Posted: March 1, 2012    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : Gordon Mott

Havana Retail Royalty

He approached me with a smile, and a warm embrace. Enrique Mons, of the Casa del Habano at Club Habana in Miramar, looked like a man reborn after a...more

Posted: February 29, 2012    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : David Savona

A Day at the Cuban Trade Show

It was a bright, sunny day here in Havana, but the weather would have to wait. It was time for the Habanos Festival trade fair and seminars about...more

Posted: February 29, 2012    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

Cigars—Old and New—In Havana

My first full day in Cuba is behind me. As I sit in my room pecking away at this blog, it’s a bit past midnight, and I’m reminiscing after a...more

Posted: February 29, 2012    By David Savona


Blogs : Gordon Mott

Cuba Questions

The feeling is always the same, and it usually hits me at the same time. The plane leaves the dark greens and browns of the Florida Everglades,...more

Posted: February 28, 2012    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : David Savona

Something New and Something Old in Santiago

I’m in Santiago, Dominican Republic, attending the fifth annual ProCigar Festival. The weather is warm, the cigars are copious and everyone seems...more

Posted: February 24, 2012    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

Cuba’s Most Revered Tobacco Farm

Visiting Havana is an amazing experience for a cigar smoker, but making the trek out to Pinar del Río to see Cuba’s prime tobacco growing region...more

Posted: February 22, 2012    By David Savona


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Non-Orwellian Smoking

Everyday life is so full of doublespeak that I’m always surprised to encounter straightforward speech. George Orwell shined a light on deceptive...more

Posted: February 21, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


Blogs : Gordon Mott

The Fire Pit

Fire pits. The words conjured up images of Burning Man weekends in the desert, or Jean Auth scenes from novels about prehistoric man’s travails....more

Posted: February 17, 2012    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : David Savona

A Four Kicks with Jon Huber

Jon Huber made a visit to the Cigar Aficionado offices the other day. It had been far too long. Jon had been a principal at C.A.O. International...more

Posted: February 16, 2012    By David Savona


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