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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

Blogs : Gordon Mott


It’s being called the year with no summer in the Northeast. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought about sitting out on a patio, or my...more

Posted: July 10, 2009    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : David Savona

The Cigar Guys (And Gals) Come to Town

This has been a short but busy work week, especially Monday: I spent the early afternoon with the Perez-Carrillo family, and the early evening with...more

Posted: July 2, 2009    By David Savona

Blogs : Gordon Mott

One Bright Moment

I had one of "those" days on the golf course yesterday. I was in a tournament, technically not in contention to win anything in the second round,...more

Posted: June 29, 2009    By Gordon Mott

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