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James Suckling archive

March 2008

Wrappers and Bimbos

Posted: Mar 27, 2008 11:25am ET

I have noticed some conversation in CA’s online forums, as well as other places, about the quality of wrapper recently in Cuba, and I am not sure whether they are talking about the past, present or future.

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Finding the Genie in Hollywood

Posted: Mar 12, 2008 3:17pm ET

My buddy and I were dying for a smoke. And I was empty handed. We had just finished dinner at Father’s Office in Santa Monica and we were full of burgers, sweet potato fries, and various other delicacies, besides sharing a bottle of 2001 Cote Rotie Rene Rostang and 1979 Ridge Petite Sirah.

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Epilogue to the Havana Blog

Posted: Mar 5, 2008 11:07am ET

My friend, Tom Unvert, laughed and said “don’t worry about it buddy. Just get here in one piece for the party.” But it did suck. I had 19 very nice cigars in my courier bag, including a five-pack selection of torpedos for Tom’s birthday present.

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Day 6: A Room Full of Friends

Posted: Mar 3, 2008 11:05am ET

The massive room at the Pabexpo in the chic Havana neighborhood of Siboney was already thick with smoke within the first 30 minutes of the gala dinner on Friday during the 10th annual Festival del Habano.

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