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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 : 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


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 : Gordon Mott

The Cuba Buzz

By 10 A.M, I had the full Cuba buzz going on. Three cups of black Cuban coffee, a small corona size Partagas Mille Fleurs, and then a Behike BHK 52...more

Posted: February 25, 2011    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : David Savona

Cuban Taste Test

Thursday was a busy one for team Cigar Aficionado in Havana. After a smoky breakfast, Marvin Shanken, Gordon Mott and I headed out to Cuba´s premier...more

Posted: February 25, 2011    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

Smoking a Trio of New Cuban Cigars

Wednesday night at the Habanos Festival was all about new cigars. I puffed a trio of new smokes that are heading to cigar shops soon during a festive...more

Posted: February 24, 2011    By David Savona


Blogs : Gordon Mott

First Day in Cuba

I started out with a Bolivar Belicoso Fino. Marvin had a Paratagas Serie D No. 4. David Savona had a Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill. We all had an...more

Posted: February 23, 2011    By Gordon Mott


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