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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


Montecristo Petit Edmundos

The Montecristo Edmundo now has a little brother -- the Petit Edmundo. Measuring 4 1/3 inches by 52 ring gauge, the Petit Edmundo is precisely one...more

Posted: January 17, 2007    By Gregory Mottola


Regional Cuban Cigars Released

The Bolivar Colosales are available only in Germany. Now that Habanos S.A. has released this year's regional edition Cubans, world travelers have...more

Posted: December 13, 2006    By Gregory Mottola


Cuban Saint Luis Rey Premier Vertical

For the first time in our publication's history, Cigar Insider has conducted a vertical tasting of the esteemed Cuban Saint Luis Rey brand. See which...more

Posted: December 4, 2006    By Gregory Mottola


Rare and Vintage Cigars at Christie's Auction

At 5 p.m. sharp, on November 16, Christie's of London began auctioning off a selection of fine vintage and rare Havana cigars. Many of the cigars...more

Posted: November 29, 2006    By Gregory Mottola


Havana Corner: More Flavorful Smokes from Havana

The Cubans are rolling out some flavorful smokes with dark and oily wrappers, including a number wearing the Cohiba band. The author in the H. Upmann...more

Posted: November 17, 2006   


Limited-Edition Trinidads from Habanos

Newly released from Habanos S.A., the limited-edition Trinidad Torre Iznaga comes packaged in a box designed to look like a book. Only 500 serialized...more

Posted: October 18, 2006    By Gregory Mottola

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