Diversions

SPIRITS. CIGARS. STORIES.

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 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! What are your favorites in terms of cigars, wines, spirits, etc?  We will also publish content sometimes in text and other times in video from people in the equipment finance and leasing industry sharing with you their special enjoyments. So, we encourage you to share what you enjoy, why you enjoy them, your favorite pairings, your favorite establishments, and more. Do not be shy! I will start with one of my favorite cigars and paired with my preferred beverage along with where to get them. I will of course end with a quick story of my cigar education and enlightenment.

Willy Herrara

An interview with Master Blender Willy Herrera Meet world-famous master blender of fine cigars, Willy Herrera. The interview took place at my favorite cigar lounge in the US, Stogies World…


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I Will Go First!

So, here is one of my favorite cigars and beverage when given an hour or so to relax either in solitude with some great music or better with friends. Cigar: My Father Le Bijou 1922 –(see…


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