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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

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

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