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Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Lighting Up Your Man Room

Who’s your matchbook guy? Who’s your cocktail napkin guy? These are probably not questions you put much thought into. To tell you the truth, I...more

Posted: July 14, 2010    By Jack Bettridge

Blogs : Gordon Mott

Chloe R.I.P.

Our faithful companion, Chloe, a.k.a. Clos Vougeot, left this world about three weeks ago. I haven’t been able to sit down to write this farewell...more

Posted: July 9, 2010    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : James Suckling

The Good News in the Bad News

I am not sure why over the last three weeks the international press has been full of stories about the decline of the Cuban cigar.  The stories have...more

Posted: July 6, 2010   

Blogs : James Suckling

The Allure of A Fine Old Cuban Cigar

Cigar auctions are a cool thing. You sip Champagne, smoke a Cuban cigar and bid on rare and not-so-rare smokes. At least that’s what happened on...more

Posted: June 23, 2010   

Blogs : David Savona

No Churchill for Churchill?

Reading the news this morning I came across a disturbing piece from Mail Online , the online site of Britain’s Daily Mail tabloid. Beth Hail...more

Posted: June 15, 2010    By David Savona

Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Of Horse Racing and Traditional Innovations

I just learned that when the Belmont Stakes is run for the 142nd time in New York on Saturday Woodford Reserve will be the official Bourbon of the...more

Posted: June 3, 2010    By Jack Bettridge

Blogs : David Savona

Back From the Big Smoke

Saturday night, Mashantucket, Connecticut, about 8 pm. I’m standing next to the Quesada Cigars booth at the Big Smoke at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods,...more

Posted: May 25, 2010    By David Savona

Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Worth Its Wait, In Red Wax

Ever since I discovered the Bourbon with the distinctive red-wax seal 20 odd years ago, I’ve heard rumors of some super duper Maker’s Mark that...more

Posted: May 17, 2010    By Jack Bettridge

Blogs : David Savona

Foxwoods Bound

The Big Smoke at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods is only a week away. On Saturday, May 22, I’m going to be smoking cigars with my colleagues from Cigar...more

Posted: May 14, 2010    By David Savona

Blogs : James Suckling

Staying Warm With Behike

I smoked a couple of Cohiba Behikes yesterday in London (actually, I smoked one  this morning around 12:30 a.m.), and I was in cigar nirvana.  If...more

Posted: May 13, 2010   

Blogs : David Savona

Davidoff’s Dominican Wrapper

I went to the launch of Davidoff’s newest cigar, the Davidoff Puro d’Oro , this week in New York City. It’s the first new Davidoff cigar brand...more

Posted: April 30, 2010    By David Savona

Blogs : Gordon Mott

Spring in New York City

Spring never seems to come soon enough in the Northeast, especially after the recent long, cold, wet winter of 2009-2010. But last Friday, the day...more

Posted: April 27, 2010    By Gordon Mott

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