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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

Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Solving Valentine's Day

I know a lot of guys are flummoxed about what to give for Valentine’s Day tomorrow. You don’t want to buy some jewelry that might not go with her...more

Posted: February 13, 2012    By Jack Bettridge

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

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