David Savona archive

March 2017

A Night For Cuba’s Quai D’Orsay

Posted: Mar 2, 2017 11:50am ET

It's quite understandable if you're not familiar with the Quai d'Orsay cigar brand. Created in 1973 for the French market, the brand has been quite rare outside of the country of its birth, and here in Cuba. The cigars, when one found them, were typically quite pale in color, mild and rarely a cigar that had any buzz (with the exceptions of the Regional Edition smokes and the Churchill size). Last night here in Cuba, Habanos S.A. put on a big show aiming to change that image.

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Shop Report: The State of Cigars in Cuba

Posted: Mar 1, 2017 11:10am ET

People often ask me how the Habanos Festival compares to the other cigar festivals I've attended. One of the biggest things that makes the Habanos Festival unique is what happens outside the scheduled activities here in Cuba. For this annual gathering of cigar lovers, distributors and retailers involves so much more than what's on the official program. And a very big part of that is cigar shopping.

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