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Blogs : Gordon Mott

Festival del Habano Gala Closing

Anticipation. Excitement. Thrills. The gala dinner capping off the Festival del Habano never fails to deliver. Habanos S.A. throws a spotlight on one...more

Posted: March 4, 2013    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : David Savona

Shop Report: Havana

If you love Cuban cigars, there’s no finer place to shop than in Havana, which is loaded with Casas del Habano cigar shops. Gordon and I spent the...more

Posted: March 2, 2013    By David Savona


Blogs : Gordon Mott

Night of the Vegueros

It was a rainy night in Havana. But following a rainy day, the damp air was cool by local standards and the huge El Laguito protocol salon didn’t...more

Posted: March 1, 2013    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : Andrew Nagy

An Olfactory Cannon For Your Next IPA

It’s no secret that the hop-forward taste of India Pale Ales, better known as IPAs, are a big hit with American craft beer lovers. IPA, perfect for...more

Posted: March 1, 2013   


Blogs : David Savona

Breaking Down Cuban Cigar Sales

It’s my fourth day in Havana, and the sun has disappeared, blown away by the wind and the rain. The front seems to be wreaking havoc with the...more

Posted: February 28, 2013    By David Savona


Blogs : Gregory Mottola

Smooth Jazz and Cigars

I’m smoking something right now that you’ve never smoked. Nobody has. It’s a combination of Dominican and Nicaraguan ligero with a Brazilian...more

Posted: February 28, 2013   


Blogs : David Savona

Smoking Freely In Cuba

It’s 9 a.m., and I’ve just lit up a new Montecristo Petit No. 2. Too early for a cigar? Not here. Not in Cuba. I was given the cigars last...more

Posted: February 27, 2013    By David Savona


Blogs : Gregory Mottola

ProCigar and the Joy of Pig Snout

I’m smoking something right now that you’ve never smoked. Nobody has. It’s a combination of Dominican and Nicaraguan ligero with a Brazilian...more

Posted: February 26, 2013   


Blogs : David Savona

Montecristos, Big and Small, and Other New Cubans

I slipped the chocolate brown cigar out of my case, clipped its head and put its foot to the flame. I took a puff, exhaled toward the ceiling of the...more

Posted: February 26, 2013    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

Back in Cigar Country

For some it’s that first glimpse of the lush, green fields sprawling beneath the wings of the 767 as ocean turns to land. For others it’s the...more

Posted: February 21, 2013    By David Savona


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Maker’s Mark—Proof Positive?

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Posted: February 13, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Soap-Opera Confessions

I have a confession to make. For three seasons now I have been hooked on what is essentially a soap opera: Masterpiece Classic’s “Downton...more

Posted: February 8, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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