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Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Smoking Spots

I’m sitting atop 666 Fifth Avenue, gazing out across glorious Central Park as the sun goes down in the full flush of midsummer and I think, “What...more

Posted: August 1, 2012    By Jack Bettridge

Blogs : David Savona

Do You Enjoy New Cigars?

A week from today I’ll be landing in Orlando to join our editorial team from Cigar Aficionado at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers...more

Posted: July 27, 2012    By David Savona

Blogs : Jack Bettridge

An American Honey Cocktail Inspired by Wimbledon

Some invitations you don't turn down—so I didn't. Jimmy Russell, master distiller of Wild Turkey and a Bourbon titan, visited New York from...more

Posted: July 2, 2012    By Jack Bettridge

Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Smoke and Cocktails

It's no secret: pairing cigars and spirits is my thing. But I don't regard the actual mixing of the two a particularly palatable proposition. That...more

Posted: June 26, 2012    By Jack Bettridge

Blogs : David Savona

Smoking Like Churchill in Cuba

My last trip to Cuba—during the Habanos Festival in February—was a blur of dinners, meetings, interviews and cigar after cigar. I left many great...more

Posted: June 21, 2012    By David Savona

Blogs : Gordon Mott


I wrote an editor’s note for the July/August issue of Cigar Aficionado wondering about the implication of a proposed regulation for New York City...more

Posted: June 1, 2012    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : David Savona

Memorable Memorial Day Cigars

I’m back at my desk after a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I’m a little more tan, a little more achy yet far better rested then when I left the...more

Posted: May 29, 2012    By David Savona

Blogs : David Savona

I’ll Have Another

Derby Day was a little colder than normal, but the cloudy skies were predicted to hold their rain throughout the day, making me and my friends smile....more

Posted: May 14, 2012    By David Savona

Blogs : Gordon Mott

The Gathering

Spring’s early glories were in full bloom under a crystal clear blue sky. The forsythias, dogwoods and cherry trees dotted the landscape with their...more

Posted: April 9, 2012    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : Gordon Mott

Festival Fair

If you’ve ever been to, or heard about the IPCPR, you know there are endless aisles packed with booths from cigarmakers, pipe dealers, humidor and...more

Posted: March 28, 2012    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Fun With Words Old and New

We place a lot of importance on the age of things. Age generally confers quality on old whiskeys and wines. However, when it comes to seafood and...more

Posted: March 23, 2012    By Jack Bettridge

Blogs : David Savona

Smoking the New Partagas 1845

I spent some time yesterday smoking with two of the biggest names in cigars from General Cigar Co.: Johnys Diaz, vice president of operations for the...more

Posted: March 21, 2012    By David Savona

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