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Blogs : David Savona

Tobacco By The Ton

Making premium cigars isn't an easy business. Making them in quantity is even harder, and it requires staggering amounts of aged tobacco...more

Posted: February 22, 2014    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

Cigars in Santiago

I've left behind the ice and snow in New York for the tropical heat of Santiago, Dominican Republic. The ProCigar Festival is in full swing, and many...more

Posted: February 20, 2014    By David Savona


Blogs : From The Lounge

Gamblers Gone Dirty

Gamblers Gone Dirty The past year has been a good one for gamblers who enjoy scandal and chicanery – particularly when it involves other...more

Posted: February 5, 2014    By Michael Kaplan


Blogs : David Savona

Cigars And The Super Bowl

I walked up the stairs, turned to the left, and headed down the long alley to the main event. I ignored the racks of bright orange robes and stepped...more

Posted: January 31, 2014    By David Savona


Blogs : Gordon Mott

Nicaragua’s Cigar Genesis

Dr. Alejandro Martinez Cuenca pointed up at the pock-marked brick facade of the Joya de Nicaragua factory, outlined with mustard yellow pillars up to...more

Posted: January 30, 2014    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : Gordon Mott

The Padrón Lands

Jorge Padrón stood in the damp furrow between rows of tobacco planted just five weeks before. He fondled the velvety leaves, already nearly waist...more

Posted: January 22, 2014    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : Gregory Mottola

Equity in Ecuador's Cuban-Seed Wrapper

I still haven't cleaned the Ecuadoran soil off my boots. Something about that dusty patina on top of the black leather makes me think for a second or...more

Posted: January 14, 2014   


Blogs : David Savona

How Cold Is Too Cold?

I'm a bit of a weather junkie. I frequently check my weather apps on my iPhone, I'm guilty of turning on the weather on the television on a regular...more

Posted: January 6, 2014    By David Savona


Blogs : From The Lounge

Year's Worth of Cigar Tastings

It's usually around the holidays that I get a lot of questions about what I do as tasting coordinator, and what we do here at Cigar Aficionado when...more

Posted: December 20, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


Blogs : David Savona

A Throwback Cigar Dinner

It was the last day of a weeklong business trip. I had eaten red meat nearly every night, and smoked cigars each and every day. So what to do on that...more

Posted: November 15, 2013    By David Savona


Blogs : Gordon Mott

Killing Kennedy

If you were born as part of the post-World War II baby boom, you remember where you were on November 22, 1963. This year, the events of 50 years...more

Posted: November 8, 2013    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : Gordon Mott

My Little Red Corvette

The best moment came as my wife and I drove down the Taconic State Parkway on a fall Sunday afternoon. We came up over the crest of a hill with a...more

Posted: November 6, 2013    By Gordon Mott


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