James Suckling archive

March 2009

The Smoking Respite from a Long Evening of Food and Wine

Posted: Mar 13, 2009 4:43pm ET

I smoked a 2003 Bolivar Belicoso from a cedar cabinet last night with some friends following a long dinner of lots of food and wine at my house in Tuscany. The wines included a bottle of 1995 Mouton-Rothschild and a 1988 Léoville Las Cases, not to mention a number of 1997 Tuscans.

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Hollow Victory for Change in Cuban Travel

Posted: Mar 11, 2009 4:03pm ET

I am no expert on legislation in Congress because it has been a long, long time since I have looked closely at various bills in pure form, but I took the time this afternoon to review online H.R. 1105— the $410 billion omnibus spending bill passed yesterday in the U.

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Waking up with a Smile in the Morning

Posted: Mar 4, 2009 1:36pm ET

I don't want to smoke a cigar today. I woke up this morning with a smile on my face. No it wasn't what you think! It was because I smoked another Cohiba Siglo VI Gran Reserva last night with some friends at the Paila restaurant in Havana.

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Posted: Mar 3, 2009 12:24pm ET

I was not surprised to see a change in Raúl Castro’s government yesterday. I think that Castro wants to have people he feels that can really trust as he creates a new future for his country 50 years after the Revolution.

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Perfect Cigar, Perfect Night

Posted: Mar 2, 2009 4:06pm ET

I smoked the greatest young cigar in my life on Friday night – the Cohiba Siglo VI Gran Reserva. I was spellbound by the cigar’s amazing richness yet beautiful elegance and finesse. This is a cigar that fills your mouth with light coffee, toasted nuts, flowers and aged tobacco, yet it’s fresh and clean and leaves your mouth with a clean and vibrant finish.

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