From the Posts of: Robb Report Vices


I’m pleased as punch to be one of the contributors to the premiere issue (and beyond) of Robb Report VICES, the all-new fortnightly digital platform (the second and fourth Friday each month) from Robb Report.

Created and launched by Publisher Daniel Curtis, Vices joins the enviable CurtCo Robb Media portfolio of leading luxury lifestyle publications that includes the flagship magazine, Robb Report, and its 11 foreign editions.

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As Daniel put it in his introduction to Vices, “[This] new publication invites you to celebrate your vices with us. Let’s drink to the notion that cocktails are more than the sum of their ingredients; they are sculptures in a glass. Let’s not be mere whiskey drinkers, but patrons of the art of distilling.” In addition to wine, spirits and mixology, Vices will regularly cover fine dining, hand-rolled cigars, assorted accoutrements and ingredients, as well as related experiences.

Quite different from other Robb Report periodicals, meanwhile, Vices will add a dash of celebrity to go with that dash of bitters and vermouth. The inaugural issue includes an interview with one, actor Hugh Jackman.

In this debut issue, I gave a sneak peek (in collaboration with my esteemed colleague Mr. Brian Dawson) of the preeminent cigar auction ever to hit London, produced by C.Gars Ltd. and held later this fall. CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY.

Wishing Daniel and everyone at Robb Report the very best with this new launch. Many thanks for making me part of the festivities.

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From The Posts of: The NYSE Big Stage No.2

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The Big Stage, is a custom digital publication by Time Inc. Content Solutions for The New York Stock Exchange; this is perhaps my favourite piece to date for them.

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From The Posts of: The Big Stage From The New York Stock Exchange

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The Big Stage is a custom digital publication by Time Inc. Content Solutions for The New York Stock Exchange; this is my first piece for the Big Stage, but not my last, as I am already working on my next two pieces. And while it goes without saying, I nonetheless will, I am enormously proud to be contributing to a publication of this caliber.

For the entire article CLICK HERE

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The Sig Survey No. 20: BRENT HOCKING

DeLeón Tequila

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From the Pages of: AUTOWEEK

Screen shot 2013-08-05 at 11.39.32 AMAutoweek‘s commitment to showcasing the finest hand rolled premium cigars continues to speed ahead with the fifth annual ‘Gars & Cars Review, the only cigar review where the most recent crop of new cigar releases are paired with concept, production and vintage vehicles that complement the cigar’s personality and virtues.

A special congratulations to Camacho cigars — our editor’s pick for 2013. With a new blend and a fresh look, Camacho Diploma was a crowd pleaser.


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Esquire: The Life of Sig

The Life of a Man

As part of  Esquire magazine’s 80th anniversary celebration, they’ve created an amazing  multifaceted (and cross-platform) portraits portfolio entitled THE LIFE OF MAN.

The centerpiece portfolio of this project will consist of 80 unique portraits of prominent American men—from President Clinton to future baseball hall of famer Derek Jeter and a host of Hollywood luminaries, as well as couple of extraordinary kids — one famous face born in each of the last 80 years. That is a lot of 80s!

These portraits of note will be featured in the up coming October 80th anniversary issue of Esquire, as well as on a special THE LIFE OF MAN website that launches September 10th.

Esquire also wants to make it possible for every man in America to add their own portrait to THE LIFE OF MAN and become a part of this historic portfolio.

It’s simple:  just go to, upload a photograph, fill out a short personal profile, and become a permanent part of the project (see mine above). The full galleries won’t be open to the public until September 10, but in the meantime, any man will be able to share his portrait as well as his answers to THE LIFE OF MAN questionnaire with family and friends.

As a bonus, for each “everyman” portrait submitted, Esquire will donate $1 to the United Way to help support the next generation of extraordinary Americans.

So, if you’re a man, upload your photo, raise a little money for charity, and then tell a friend or two about it. And if you’re not a man but you know a few, please help spread the word.

[Portrait of Aaron Sigmond by Ian Spanier]

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As Read About In: NY Post

Enough about me writing about me, what does Keith Kelly write about me? -Sig

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