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Blogs : James Suckling

Last Night's Real Cigar Convention in Vegas

The day was long and smoky yesterday during the cigar show in Vegas. My eyes felt like someone threw sand in them by the end of the day. But it’s...more

Posted: July 16, 2008   

Blogs : James Suckling

Playboy Bunnies and Ballsy Smokes

A lot of the action during the cigar show in Las Vegas happens after the convention hall is locked shut. Most of the top cigar companies host dinners...more

Posted: July 15, 2008   

Blogs : David Savona

Monday at IPCPR

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers trade show began today at 10 a.m., and I’ve been smoking since opening bell. I have a notebook...more

Posted: July 14, 2008    By David Savona

Blogs : James Suckling

Great Start To Whatever It Is

We had a warm up dinner for the cigar show in Las Vegas at Bouchon Restaurant in the Venetian. There were about two dozen cigar producers standing...more

Posted: July 14, 2008   

Blogs : David Savona

Trade Show Blog—First Smokes

First things first—I keep calling this IPCPR trade show by its old name, RTDA, so from now on I’m just going to say “trade show.” Problem...more

Posted: July 14, 2008    By David Savona

Blogs : David Savona

Going to RTDA—I Mean, IPCPR

Cigar cutter? Check. Notebooks? Check. Flip video camera? Check. In a few hours I’m flying out to Las Vegas for the annual IPCPR trade show (I...more

Posted: July 13, 2008    By David Savona

Blogs : James Suckling

Toys for Boys

I was in Switzerland last week for a few days visiting various watch factories including Vacheron Constantin, Piaget, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai, and...more

Posted: July 11, 2008   

Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Saved By The Cigar

Here’s a novel form of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Apparently, when Pablo Picasso was born in 1881, he wasn’t breathing and the midwife gave...more

Posted: July 8, 2008    By Jack Bettridge

Blogs : David Savona

Happy Fourth

The office is closing early, so I’m packing up some cigars and getting ready to head home. Tomorrow is one of my favorite holidays, Independence...more

Posted: July 3, 2008    By David Savona

Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Cigars, Economics and Cardiology

The irony of my job at Cigar Aficionado and my participation on its tasting panel is that I don’t often buy cigars. I don’t have to. About the...more

Posted: July 1, 2008    By Jack Bettridge

Blogs : Gordon Mott

Charlie Sifford’s Cigar

I attended a banquet this week of the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association. There were a number of honorees, including Judy Rankin and Gary Player,...more

Posted: June 26, 2008    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : James Suckling

The Danger of Smoking Cigars

I had a nasty run-in with a Juan Lopez Selección No. 1 the other night! It was after a serious wine tasting dinner at my house with Bibi Gratez, the...more

Posted: June 25, 2008   

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