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The Habanos Size Guide

The full size poster showcases every hand-made, long filler cigar size. You may know your lonsdales from your lanceros, but do you know your tacos...more

Posted: April 2, 2007    By Gregory Mottola


Cohiba Maduro 5

Cuba's Cohiba Maduro 5 debuted at the Habanos Festival. The cigars did not have the expected pigtail caps, but they were loaded with rich flavor that...more

Posted: March 16, 2007    By David Savona


Havana Corner: Festival 2007

Missed But Not Forgotten

Posted: March 6, 2007   


Habanos Eyes Cutting Several Cigar Sizes

The Sancho Panza Sancho, a big A-sized smoke, is one of the cigars that could be discontinued. Habanos S.A., the worldwide distributor of Cuban...more

Posted: March 5, 2007    By Gregory Mottola


Signed by Fidel: Castro Autographing Humidors

Fidel Castro has been the subject of endless headlines speculating that the former Cuban leader is not long for this mortal coil. Perhaps in a bid to...more

Posted: February 23, 2007   


Havana Corner: The Real Deal

I was hanging out Monday night with my movie director/writer hermano James Orr in Los Angeles smoking a Petit Edmundo on a pool terrace overlooking...more

Posted: February 8, 2007   


Havana Corner: The Devil in Us

I survived a trip to Holguin to visit a new beach resort called the Paradisus Rio de Oro. The flight there took just more than two hours. I use the...more

Posted: February 2, 2007   


Havana Corner: The New Cigar Ethos in Havana

Yesterday at about 10 a.m. I arrived at the office of Miguel Brown, the manager of the H. Upmann factory. He immediately gave me an enormous cigar to...more

Posted: February 1, 2007   


Havana Corner: The Cuban Cigar Fast Lane

I found the perfect "all-purpose" cigar yesterday at the Partagas factory shop. It's the Por Larrañaga Petit Corona. The cabinet boxes of 50 are to...more

Posted: January 31, 2007   


Havana Corner: The Big Flavor of the Petit Edmumdo

I arrived in Havana at José Martí Airport from Cancún and headed directly to the cigar shop at Quinta y 16 La Casa del Habano (Fifth Avenue). I...more

Posted: January 30, 2007   


Havana Corner: Hola de La Habana

I am arriving today in Havana for a weeklong stint in the Cuban capital, and I am excited to see what is new in cigars -- particularly the Petit...more

Posted: January 29, 2007   


Cuban Cigar Gift Sets Created for U.K.

Made especially for the United Kingdom, two gift packs have been put together by Hunters & Frankau (Britain's Cuban cigar distributor) and Habanos...more

Posted: January 18, 2007    By Gregory Mottola

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