James Suckling archive

October 2007

A Pleasant Surprise in Milan

Posted: Oct 24, 2007 10:17am ET

I spent a few days in Milan this week with my kids during their half-term break from school in England. I went to the fashion city to take them to my friend’s rock concert, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush.

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Taboada and His Custom Smokes

Posted: Oct 11, 2007 4:37pm ET

A surprising amount is said and written about custom-made Cuban cigars. These are cigars that retired factory rollers produce in various cigar shops in Havana as well as abroad. Mostly recently I was at a La Casa del Habano in Tijuana, Mexico , and retired Rodolfo Taboada Campa was rolling in the small cigar shop.

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Cubana, Heaven and Cigars

Posted: Oct 2, 2007 8:16pm ET

Maybe I was being a little dramatic, but I honestly thought that the Bolivar Royal Corona could be the last cigar of my life. I am not a great fan of Cubana airlines but I needed to take the flight this weekend to make my connection to Los Angeles.

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