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Blogs : David Savona

Old School Cigar Sizes

My brother Carey walked into my smoking room on Sunday, sat down on one of the coaches and opened up a beer. I handed him a Four Kicks Corona Gorda...more

Posted: February 10, 2012    By David Savona


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

A 2012 Cigar Calendar

Over New Year’s a friend told me he resolved to give up cigars in 2012—except on special occasions. So I wondered what such a regime would look...more

Posted: January 13, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


Blogs : Gordon Mott

My First 2012 Smoke

I wanted my first cigar of 2012 to be special. The last three months of 2011 had involved a lot of work smoking—yes, people, the editors of Cigar...more

Posted: January 9, 2012    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Bloody Heaven

A popular line around our office is to refer to a cigar as a good “breakfast smoke." That means it's an admirable cigar, but mild-bodied—the kind...more

Posted: January 5, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

From Russia with Gloves Off

Not much gets a rise out of me in the way of smoking paraphernalia anymore, but I have to confess to being knocked out by one Christmas gift this...more

Posted: January 3, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


Blogs : David Savona

Holiday Hypocrisy

Camacho Cigars, the company behind such superb cigar brands as Camacho Corojo and Room 101, has come under fire recently for its upcoming sponsorship...more

Posted: December 23, 2011    By David Savona


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Walking in a Window Wonderland

Almost two weeks into the season, and I’m already getting the holiday...more

Posted: December 8, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


Blogs : David Savona

A Day of Thanks

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States, a day when we gather with family over a succulent meal of turkey and all the trimmings, share old...more

Posted: November 23, 2011    By David Savona


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Sense of (Smoking) Place

A blog I wrote recently about having a cigar at New York's Explorer's Club got me thinking about smoking venues and the idea that where—and...more

Posted: November 15, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Re-Exploring the Room

Back in June, I wrote in this space about missing out on a windfall cigar opportunity because I wasn’t packing heaters (as I normally would have...more

Posted: November 14, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


Blogs : David Savona

Back from the Big Smoke

We’re back from Las Vegas, back from the biggest event from Cigar Aficionado magazine—the Las Vegas Big Smoke Weekend. This year some 4,000 cigar...more

Posted: November 4, 2011    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

A Bit of Ybor History

I’m in Ybor City, Florida, the onetime cigar capital of the world. Ybor, part of the west Florida city of Tampa, was built upon cigars. A melting...more

Posted: October 19, 2011    By David Savona


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