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Blogs : David Savona

Enough Cigars?

I was standing in the kitchen going over a few boxes of cigars. My wife, the lovely Manuela, was slicing some vegetables for the grill. “What do...more

Posted: May 22, 2007    By David Savona

Blogs : Gordon Mott

An ‘A’ For the Ages

I don’t often have time to enjoy an ‘A’ size cigar. Most are nine inches long by a 47 ring gauge, and smoking one is a commitment of well over...more

Posted: May 21, 2007    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : David Savona

A Trip Uptown

I took a long cab ride up to Washington Heights the other day with Jose Blanco of La Aurora cigars. Blanco, who directs the marketing for La Aurora,...more

Posted: May 18, 2007    By David Savona

Blogs : James Suckling

When Passion Blinds

I appreciate the intense passion or enthusiasm some people have for cigars, particularly Cuban. But I think some times it gets carried away and it...more

Posted: May 16, 2007   

Blogs : David Savona

Eating at Joe's

My phone rang, and the voice was a familiar one. “It’s Joe Bastianich,” he said. “I’d like you to come out to my house for a party. My mom...more

Posted: May 15, 2007    By David Savona

Blogs : Gordon Mott

That Cigar Was Definitely More than Just A Cigar

In 1986, I was living in France, trying to earn a living as a freelance writer. Through some old contacts, I wrote a number of pieces for the New...more

Posted: May 14, 2007    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Smoking and Drinking

This is a response to Savona’s most recent blog: The bigger question is where to smoke and drink. Sure, it’s hard to find a place to smoke, but...more

Posted: May 11, 2007    By Jack Bettridge

Blogs : David Savona

Where Do You Smoke?

Yesterday I had lunch with cigarmaker Rocky Patel, Las Vegas cigar retailer Michael Frey and New York City retailer David Kitchens. We took an...more

Posted: May 8, 2007    By David Savona

Blogs : Gordon Mott

My First Golf Course Cigar

Finally, the Northeast had a golf weekend to remember, the first of 2007 (if you don’t count January 6th when it was 70 degrees). Since I started...more

Posted: May 7, 2007    By Gordon Mott

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

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