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Blogs : Gordon Mott

Havana Envy

I got a voicemail from a friend who is a big cigar smoker. He said, with a plaintive note in his voice: "I can't believe you're going to Cuba again...more

Posted: May 1, 2011    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : David Savona

A Merry but Incomplete Bar

Last night I dropped in on one of New York City's grandest, most storied bars, the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel. Back in 1932, the bar...more

Posted: April 28, 2011    By David Savona


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Fight Fire With Drink

As a New Englander, I never expected to feel as though I were stepping out on a limb by taking an anti-Royalist position. But even here in the cradle...more

Posted: April 26, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


Blogs : David Savona

A Tale of Two Factories

My trip to Nicaragua last week was short and sweet. I was there for the Nicaraguan Cigar Festival and file a story for Cigar Aficionado (you'll read...more

Posted: April 11, 2011    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

In the Fields of Jalapa

Daybreak came all too soon Thursday morning in Estelí, Nicaragua. It had been a late night at the Nicaraguan Cigar Festival—or early morning,...more

Posted: April 8, 2011    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

Back in Nicaragua

The blast of sultry, tropical air hit me as I walked off the American Airlines jet in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. I was a bit bleary eyed—on...more

Posted: April 7, 2011    By David Savona


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

A Proper Wager

When state colleges meet in important games it always seems to generate the sort of gubernatorial bravado in which the states chief executives wager...more

Posted: March 31, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


Blogs : David Savona

A Smoke with Camacho’s Christian Eiroa

Christian Eiroa, president of Camacho Cigars, dropped by the Cigar Aficionado office on Friday. I've known Christian for years, but his visits up...more

Posted: March 14, 2011    By David Savona


Blogs : Gordon Mott

Dominican Days

Thank god I have a cigar to smoke. Because if I had to focus on my golf game right now, the first three rounds of the season after a four-month...more

Posted: March 11, 2011    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : David Savona

Havana, the Humidor

I was standing outside of the Palacio del Conventiones, the Havana Convention Center, with Marvin Shanken and Gordon Mott, when a man walked up to...more

Posted: March 1, 2011    By David Savona


Blogs : Gordon Mott

Cuba Dreams

The vision still remains; the flowing black and gold walls emblazoned with the Montecristo Gran Reserva emblem, the beautiful, tall models in...more

Posted: February 28, 2011    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : Marvin R. Shanken

A Return to El Laguito

September, 1991. The world was a very different place. The world was still in the midst of the Cold War as the Soviet Union was in its death throes,...more

Posted: February 28, 2011    By Marvin R. Shanken


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