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Blogs : David Savona

A New Way of Lighting

I thought I had witnessed just about every way you can light a cigar—matches, lighters, cedar spills, candles (bad), gas stovetops (effective in a...more

Posted: September 29, 2008    By David Savona

Blogs : Gordon Mott

Remembering the Good Old Days

Last night, I had the honor and pleasure of attending the 20th anniversary celebration for Food Arts magazine, another publication in the M. Shanken...more

Posted: September 23, 2008    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : David Savona

Left Behind

So I get the chance to play this great golf course the other day: Quaker Ridge in Scarsdale, New York. One of America’s greatest tracks, according...more

Posted: September 16, 2008    By David Savona

Blogs : Gordon Mott

Don’t Jinx Myself

I’ve been holding off writing this blog, partly because I don’t want to jinx myself. But Dave has been putting pressure on us to submit some...more

Posted: September 12, 2008    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : James Suckling

A Green Cigar Fit For A Prince

If we were smoking cigars 50 years ago in the United States, we were most likely lighting up green ones. Yes, those disgusting looking light,...more

Posted: September 10, 2008   

Blogs : David Savona

Sharing a Smoke With Charlie Toraño

Charlie Toraño came by the office today. Charlie is the president of Toraño Cigars, and his family is one of the leading families of cigars and...more

Posted: September 4, 2008    By David Savona

Blogs : Gordon Mott

My Favorite Smokes

I was reminded again this Labor Day weekend what makes a cigar special. When you smoke for a living, as we do here at Cigar Aficionado , it’s safe...more

Posted: September 2, 2008    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : Jack Bettridge

A Cigar Encounter of a Third Kind

Most of my interaction involving cigars goes in one of two possible directions: I encounter people who either love and want to have a smoke or people...more

Posted: August 28, 2008    By Jack Bettridge

Blogs : David Savona

The CRA Freedom Tour—Day Three

Chicago: It’s one of my favorite places in the entire world. Now that we no longer can do a Cigar Aficionado Big Smoke, I don’t travel here very...more

Posted: August 22, 2008    By David Savona

Blogs : David Savona

The CRA Freedom Tour - Day Two

Wednesday morning in New York City’s LaGuardia Airport had the elements of a mini Big Smoke, minus the cigars. Sitting in a lounge, waiting on a...more

Posted: August 21, 2008    By David Savona

Blogs : David Savona

The CRA Tour - Getting Started

Last night I joined about 300 people who lit up smokes in the name of fighting for their right to enjoy a fine cigar. We stood atop the Hudson...more

Posted: August 20, 2008    By David Savona

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

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