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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   

Blogs : David Savona

The Ultimate Personal Humidor?

I’m jealous. I recently visited what has to be the ultimate home humidor. Recently I flew to Nashville, Tennessee, to meet with the principals of...more

Posted: June 24, 2008    By David Savona

Blogs : Gordon Mott

Almost Nirvana

While Dave Savona was in danger of getting blown off the beach on Saturday night, I was sitting in my dry, warm den eating burgers and potato salad,...more

Posted: June 18, 2008    By Gordon Mott

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