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Blogs : David Savona

Some Musings From Manolo

Yesterday Manuel Quesada , known to all in the cigar industry as Manolo, came by the office with his daughter Raquel. They’re in town from...more

Posted: August 19, 2008    By David Savona

Blogs : James Suckling

When the Cat is Away the Mice Play

I never thought about it. Sure. I have seen the work beetles can do to a box of cigars. They can drill tiny holes in your smokes for days, even...more

Posted: August 13, 2008   

Blogs : Jack Bettridge

I'm Mad, I Tell You, Mad

I'm stoked at the moment because half of my summertime-guilty-pleasure-television regimen has recently returned to broadcast: "Mad Men." "Mad Men" is...more

Posted: August 11, 2008    By Jack Bettridge

Blogs : David Savona

Going on Tour

Back in my college days I was the lead singer in a rock band. My hair was a lot longer, I was a lot thinner, and I certainly was a lot braver because...more

Posted: August 8, 2008    By David Savona

Blogs : Jack Bettridge

A Tonic for What Ails You

Whenever I feel a touch of the malaria coming on or it just gets hot like it does this time of year, I always think of one thing—or two things...more

Posted: August 5, 2008    By Jack Bettridge

Blogs : Gordon Mott

Canadian Smoking

My family and I took our annual pilgrimage to the Canadian Rockies in July. Five days of hiking in backcountry is good for the soul,  even if it...more

Posted: August 4, 2008    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : David Savona

A Pleasant Surprise From the Trade Show

I’m back in the office after the IPCPR trade show (and a little vacation), and I sat down today and went through my huge Humidipak bag that I had...more

Posted: July 30, 2008    By David Savona

Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Cigar Lounge Etiquette Primer

About the only good that has come from the recent rounds of anti-smoking legislation has been the boon it has been for cigar retailers. Because most...more

Posted: July 25, 2008    By Jack Bettridge

Blogs : Gordon Mott

A July 4th to Remember

I was away from the office during the first part of July, and for much of the time, almost off the grid in the backcountry of the Canadian Rockies...more

Posted: July 24, 2008    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : David Savona

A Long Awaited Favorite Debuts at IPCPR

I remember when Ernesto Perez-Carrillo first told me about his La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Miami. I’m pretty sure it was in New York at Cigar...more

Posted: July 21, 2008    By David Savona

Blogs : Gordon Mott

The Golden Age of Cigars

I got back this week too from IPCPR, or what we now refer to as the cigar retailer trade show, in Las Vegas. James Suckling and Dave Savona have done...more

Posted: July 18, 2008    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : David Savona

A Lovely Fuente and Other New Cigars

I know it won’t be easy to get sympathy here, but sometimes I have a hard job. And my job is never tougher than when it comes time to get info on...more

Posted: July 17, 2008    By David Savona

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