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Blogs : David Savona

A Special Bale of Tobacco

All good cigar companies have them: packages of tobacco wrapped in burlap or palm known as bales. It's the lifeblood of the industry, the raw...more

Posted: January 13, 2015    By David Savona

Blogs : Gordon Mott

A Crack in the Wall

Is today the day cigar smokers have been waiting for? That day when Cuba is no longer isolated, no longer taboo for Americans who love to smoke...more

Posted: December 18, 2014    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : Gordon Mott

Favorite Week of the Year

It's that time of year again. The Top 25 reveal started this morning. I can tell you that it takes a lot of extraordinary effort to put together that...more

Posted: December 15, 2014    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : David Savona

Meeting A Churchill

The man in the suit reached out his hand, a smile spreading across his face. "Randolph Churchill," he...more

Posted: December 10, 2014    By David Savona

Blogs : David Savona

Smoking Big In New York City

It seems like only yesterday when I landed on the red-eye from Las Vegas, coming back from the Big Smoke on the Sin City strip. A week from...more

Posted: December 2, 2014    By David Savona

Blogs : David Savona

See You in Vegas

Tomorrow the Cigar Aficionado team heads out to Las Vegas on the eve of our busiest weekend-the Big Smoke Las Vegas. We're making the final...more

Posted: November 5, 2014    By David Savona

Blogs : From The Lounge

Last Woman Standing

It's one of those good-news/bad-news stories. For the second time, professional poker player Maria Ho qualified as the last woman standing in the...more

Posted: November 5, 2014    By Michael Kaplan

Blogs : Gordon Mott

First Cigar

It has been a month of firsts. But Saturday night ranked up there as the best of the best. It was my birthday. And, it was the first night my wife...more

Posted: October 30, 2014    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : Andrew Nagy

A Night of Flor de Caña

My first taste of Flor de Caña, Nicaragua's famous rum, was poured for me by a Canadian expat. I was on vacation in Nicaragua, about seven years...more

Posted: October 27, 2014   

Blogs : Gordon Mott

My All-Time Favorite Car

I have had a lot of fun during the last decade testing some great cars for Cigar Aficionado. There was the Bentley Continental GT (big and brawny),...more

Posted: October 22, 2014    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : David Savona

Tobacco Sheds

Growing up I remember riding in the back seat of my parents' car on trips that took us through the northern half of Connecticut. I would look left...more

Posted: October 20, 2014    By David Savona

Blogs : Gordon Mott

First Night

A master chef. A group of 10 of her childhood friends from Ensenada, Mexico. A PBS Frontline producer and his wife. Me and my wife and our hosts,...more

Posted: October 17, 2014    By Gordon Mott

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