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Blogs : Jack Bettridge

The Laws of Gin & Tonic

Sometimes even the masters return to the basics. When I was invited to meet Angus Winchester, the global brand ambassador for Tanqueray gin at Raines...more

Posted: August 13, 2009    By Jack Bettridge


Blogs : David Savona

Trade Show, Day Three

Monday night was a busy one. Barry and I walked to the Alec Bradley party. On the way we stumbled across the Cigar Factory of New Orleans, which...more

Posted: August 12, 2009    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

Trade Show, Day Two

After several cups of strong coffee and a bracing breakfast, I headed back to the convention center on Monday morning with Gordon Mott, Greg Mottola...more

Posted: August 10, 2009    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

Trade Show, Day One

I took the early flight yesterday morning with Gordon Mott to New Orleans, taking off at 7 a.m. from JFK and landing in NOLA at 9. We were able to...more

Posted: August 10, 2009    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

Heading to the Trade Show

Tomorrow morning I’m catching an early flight to New Orelans for the IPCPR trade show, or what most people still call it, the RTDA. This is when...more

Posted: August 8, 2009    By David Savona


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

The Plot Thickens

The first piece in my master plan is in place. I have just received a document deeding me a lifetime lease on a square foot plot on the island of...more

Posted: August 4, 2009    By Jack Bettridge


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

The Outer Limits of Beer

Sam Adams came to visit the other day, which is always liberating. Rather, I should say it was Jim Koch, the mastermind behind Samuel Adams and the...more

Posted: July 29, 2009    By Jack Bettridge


Blogs : David Savona

Camp Smokes

My buddies and I took our children camping this past weekend. We pulled up to a small island off the Connecticut coast and waded ashore, using a...more

Posted: July 24, 2009    By David Savona


Blogs : Gordon Mott

Cigar Tastings

Jack Bettridge and I were chatting last week after we both wrapped up the taste test for the September/October issue of Cigar Aficionado. By the way,...more

Posted: July 22, 2009    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

What I'll Do on My Summer Vacation

My wife wants to vacation in Niagara Falls this summer. And I don't. It’s an argument that I won’t win, but it goes something like this: "But,...more

Posted: July 20, 2009    By Jack Bettridge


Blogs : David Savona

Rooting for the Cigar Guy

I was at my desk this afternoon when a buddy called. He was watching the British Open. “Jimenez just shot a 64,” he said. “He’s in the lead....more

Posted: July 16, 2009    By David Savona


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Getting A Head At The Bar

What my wife has been warning me about for years finally happened. I have a skull in my home bar. No, it's not my own pickled skull or that of some...more

Posted: July 13, 2009    By Jack Bettridge


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