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Blogs : David Savona

A Smoky Derby Day

Yesterday was a picture-perfect Derby Day, and my wife and I attended a local party with about four dozen other couples, dressed in our derby finest....more

Posted: May 6, 2007    By David Savona


Blogs : James Suckling

Global Warming and Cameroon Wrappers

My mobile phone rang early the other morning in Los Angeles, which woke me from dreams of sake and Trinidad Robusto Extras the night before. It was a...more

Posted: May 4, 2007   


Blogs : Gordon Mott

The End of an Era in New Hampshire

Due to a computer malfunction, this blog did not go live until May 3. Live Free or Die. That’s the motto on New Hampshire’s license plates. I was...more

Posted: May 3, 2007    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : James Suckling

Cellaring Cigars

I saw this this morning over my coffee, and I thought I better chime in. The parameters for aging cigars is always slightly subjective, but I prefer...more

Posted: April 30, 2007   


Blogs : David Savona

Living Up to the Hype

I just lit a La Gloria Cubana Reserva Figurado Selectos de Lujo, one of my favorite cigars. It’s a seven-inch long perfecto made from fourth...more

Posted: April 25, 2007    By David Savona


Blogs : James Suckling

The Strength of Harmony

About a week ago I had a small dinner party at my house in Tuscany with Giacomo Neri of Casanova di Neri and Vicenzo Abbruzzese of Valdicava. These...more

Posted: April 25, 2007   


Blogs : Gordon Mott

Great Cigars I Have Smoked: A Lesson in Inconsistency

One of my first lessons in how cigars can be incredibly inconsistent came during the first few months after we had launched Cigar Aficionado. At the...more

Posted: April 24, 2007    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Sometimes You Get More Than You Pay For

Case in point: the promotional gift that just arrived on my desk with an invitation to a luncheon celebrating tourism in the state of Kentucky....more

Posted: April 23, 2007    By Jack Bettridge


Blogs : David Savona

Sitting Down With Tatuaje’s Pete Johnson

On the way home from work the other night I dropped in on Club Perfecto, my local cigar club. Pete Johnson was in town, and I wanted to talk to him...more

Posted: April 19, 2007    By David Savona


Blogs : Gordon Mott

How I Almost Did Not Survive My First Cigar Factory Visit

I was excited. It was spring of 1992, and Marvin Shanken and I headed off the Dominican Republic to tour the nation’s cigar factories. I had been...more

Posted: April 18, 2007    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Travelling Through Egypt

Day Two: In a Cairo Smoking Lounge Imagine an open air bar with tarps for ceilings (sort of like the ones they use for Connecticut shade tobacco)....more

Posted: April 17, 2007    By Jack Bettridge


Blogs : David Savona

Soggy Smokes

This weekend’s tireless rain left its mark on my house, specifically in my basement. The water poured in (“The S.S. Savona is sinking!” I...more

Posted: April 16, 2007    By David Savona


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