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Blogs : Gordon Mott

Habanos Day Mexico

Under the watchful gaze of big posters of Fidel Castro, more than 1,300 people gathered last month in Mexico City at the Cuban Embassy to smoke...more

Posted: April 16, 2015    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : David Savona

A Future Look at Montecristo?

Montecristo is one of the world's most famous cigar brands, a marque that was created 80 years ago by Alonso Menendez. Emblazoned by a logo of a...more

Posted: April 15, 2015    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

The TAA Show

This week, the Tobacconists' Association of America is holding its annual meeting, a gathering of U.S. cigar shop owners and cigar manufacturers that...more

Posted: April 14, 2015    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

The Unbidden Ashtray

It happens in so many places in Havana that sometimes I don't even notice. But when it happened at El Rum Rum de la Habana, a skinny, bright and...more

Posted: April 8, 2015    By David Savona


Blogs : Andrew Nagy

Shapely La Flors

La Flor Dominicana is known for growing strong, gutsy tobacco on its farm in La Canela, Dominican Republic. Founded by the husband-and-wife team of...more

Posted: March 27, 2015   


Blogs : Gordon Mott

My Octopus Obsession

I confess: I love octopus dishes in Cuba. There's no shame in that....more

Posted: February 27, 2015    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : David Savona

Cuban Cigar Inventory

Montecristos of all sizes, Romeo y Julietas galore and Cohiba Maduros for everyone you've ever known. Havana's cigar shops are full of cigars on this...more

Posted: February 27, 2015    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

The $100 Cuban Question

It's all anyone wants to talk about—what kind of cigars can you buy for $100 in Cuba? More important, in my opinion—what cigars should you buy...more

Posted: February 26, 2015    By David Savona


Blogs : Gordon Mott

A Day of Rum and Old Cigars

I had a glass of water with breakfast. Good thing. At 10 a.m., I sat down in one of the well-appointed conference rooms at the Palco convention...more

Posted: February 25, 2015    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : David Savona

First Night In Havana

It was late in Cuba's capital city. The air was warm and heavy, with no hint of a breeze, and the royal palms stood still, unswaying, as if they were...more

Posted: February 24, 2015    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

Back To Cuba

Monday morning, at the Miami International Airport. I'm sitting by my gate, staring out the window at a silver, red and blue American Airlines jet...more

Posted: February 23, 2015    By David Savona


Blogs : Gregory Mottola

ProCigar: A Tour of Two Family Factories

The cigars certainly pile up here at the ProCigar Festival. Everywhere you turn a cigar manufacturer is either handing you a smoke, or a beautiful...more

Posted: February 21, 2015   


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