with Bob Rinaldi

We spend a great deal of time being consumed by work, family matters, current events, and media. When do we get time for “ME”? For most of us, the answer is we don’t. This blog is about “DIVERSIONS” from the serious preoccupations above. I am hoping that “DIVERSIONS” will provide a small respite to view, read and think about what I call “self-care”! If we were given the time to just “be” and “enjoy” some of life’s simple pleasures, what would that be for you?  For me, and I suspect some of you, that has to do with enjoying a fine handmade cigar, sipping a great wine or a spirit, listening to great music, reading for pleasure and telling or listening to some stories about the same. Oh, and do not jump to the conclusion that this is a “boys only” affair. By no means! Believe it or not, I know quite a few women who enjoy these DIVERSIONS as much if not more than the boys.

So “DIVERSIONS” is meant to bring you some of the best of cigars, spirits, stories and more. DIVERSIONS will provide interesting and informative bits of information about cigars, wines, spirits, and favorite places while traveling. Guest experts will educate us about some of the finer forms of diversions. Besides the experts, we want to hear from YOU!

Mezcal Tasting with agave expert, Ricardo, from Hotel Esencia in Mexico

Mezcal Tasting with agave expert, Ricardo, from World Famous Hotel Esencia in MexicoMezcal, is a little known and much misunderstood spirit from Mexico. While Mezcal comes from the same Agave…

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Terence Reilly – Aganorsa Leaf

Aganorsa Leaf Cigar Company visits a “world class” cigar lounge in Houston, aptly named, Stogies World Class Cigars(BTW: Jorge has a special offer from Stogies at the end)Aganorsa Leaf is well…

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Michael Giannini – Ventura Cigar Company

What could be revolutionary in Cigars?  Michael Giannini that’s what!  This video series is less about cigars but rather, rebranding and rethinking old products.  Michael Giannini, the head of…

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