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The Untold Story Of Cigar Aficionado

| By David Savona , Marvin R. Shanken | From 30 Years Of Cigar Aficionado, November/ December 2022
The Untold Story Of Cigar Aficionado
David Savona, the executive editor of Cigar Aficionado and a member of the editorial team for the past 27 years, badgered me to give him an interview to help  celebrate the 30th anniversary of our favorite magazine. Little did he know that I had kept a secret from him and former executive editor Gordon Mott, who helped launch the magazine with me in 1992. In the interview, I discuss the background behind my original desire to launch my own cigar, and what happened that prevented me from doing it. The story is complicated and personal, and were it not for a moment in time I might be a cigar importer—and there would be no Cigar Aficionado magazine. To learn …
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