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Blogs : David Savona

Saying Yes To Cigars

I'm back in the office after a week on Cape Cod with my family, a trip that has turned into a summer tradition in my household. Each summer we head...more

Posted: August 21, 2014    By David Savona

Blogs : Gregory Mottola

My Day with Jonathan Drew

The last time I wrote a blog that included oysters, the story ended with me running out of John Besh's August restaurant in New Orleans and beelining...more

Posted: August 14, 2014   

Blogs : David Savona

Twenty Years Of Trade Shows

I'm writing this blog as I'm packing for the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers trade show, better known as the IPCPR. Amazing as it seems,...more

Posted: July 21, 2014    By David Savona

Blogs : Gordon Mott

Where to Smoke

When was the last time you were on a trip, with a travel humidor or cigar sleeve packed with your favorite smokes and, too late, you realized you...more

Posted: July 10, 2014    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : Andrew Nagy

Beer Fest in the Capitol's Shadow

Amid the surplus of alabaster buildings that surround the National Mall in Washington D.C. stands proud a pleasant outlier: the Pension Building....more

Posted: July 3, 2014   

Blogs : Gregory Mottola

Pigs, Pinot and Puros

Cigar dinners are rare. I remember there was a time in the not-too-distant past where restaurants had no problem renting out their private rooms for...more

Posted: June 25, 2014   

Blogs : Jack Bettridge

What Day Is It?

I really didn't expect the bank to be open on Friday. After all it was a national holiday. It was a good thing it was, however. You see I'd neglected...more

Posted: June 24, 2014    By Jack Bettridge

Blogs : David Savona

Fighting Fakes

Fake cigars are a persistent problem for cigar lovers, particularly cigar aficionados who smoke Cuban cigars. And while most of the blame lies on...more

Posted: June 10, 2014    By David Savona

Blogs : Marvin R. Shanken

Speak Up

This is a critical time for cigar smokers. The Food and Drug Administration recently published rules to extend its strict control over all tobacco...more

Posted: April 30, 2014    By Marvin R. Shanken

Blogs : Gordon Mott

Second Chance

When I smoke a great cigar, and give it an extremely high rating, I almost always have a seed of doubt that my impressions were formed by something...more

Posted: April 18, 2014    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : Gregory Mottola

A Pressing Issue with Rocky Patel

I think there might be some confusion between the terms box-pressing and trunk-pressing. You hear the word box-pressed used to describe any cigar...more

Posted: April 15, 2014   

Blogs : David Savona

A Trip To The Past With A Montecristo

You can imagine that Cuban cigar retailers have little trouble selling Montecristo brand cigars. Even before the Montecristo No. 2 was named Cigar of...more

Posted: April 14, 2014    By David Savona

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