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Blogs : David Savona

Cigar Shopping In Havana

Cuba's capital city is the heart of Cuban cigar production, where most (but not all) of the nation's handmade cigars are rolled. But it's also a...more

Posted: February 26, 2014    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

A Tale of Two Cigars

It was the biggest of cigars, it was the smallest of cigars... A bit of an exaggeration? Yes. But my tobacco-take on the opening of A Tale of Two...more

Posted: February 25, 2014    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

Back In Cuba

Far below, the blue of ocean was slowly replaced by the green of earth as the big jet dipped toward terra firma. Less than an hour ago we took off...more

Posted: February 25, 2014    By David Savona


Blogs : Gordon Mott

Festival del Habanos Opening Gala

The soft, magical lighting bathed the circular entrance to Club Habana, a former yacht club in the Miramar section of Havana. The guests entered...more

Posted: February 25, 2014    By Gordon Mott


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


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