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Havana Corner: Cubans Growing New Tobacco Strains

Cuban farmers are experimenting with new tobacco types for the 2006-07 harvest in order to reduce the effects of blue mold and black shank and to...more

Posted: October 16, 2006   


Havana Corner: Freezing in Havana

Cuban-cigar merchants are declaring death of the tobacco weevil following a visit to a new, massive storage and quality control center in Guanabacoa,...more

Posted: October 3, 2006   


Premiere Tasting of Cuban Por Larrañaga

Cuba's elusive Por Larrañaga brand has never been rated blind by Cigar Aficionado or Cigar Insider. Outside of "Connoisseur's Corner," a special...more

Posted: September 15, 2006   


Havana Corner: Thoughts About Cuba and Castro

The news that Fidel Castro successfully made it through his surgery must be a relief to some in Cuba and aggravation to others, particularly in...more

Posted: August 2, 2006   


Havana Corner: A Darker and Better Cohiba?

Cohibas will be sold next year with a maduro wrapper, according to an announcement last week from Habanos S.A., the global marketing and distribution...more

Posted: July 10, 2006   


Cuban Lawsuit Resolved in U.K.

Hunters & Frankau has retained its title as the exclusive distributor of Cuban cigars in the United Kingdom thanks to a court ruling in March....more

Posted: April 7, 2006    By Michael Moretti


Havana Corner: Hanging Around the Harvest

One look is worth 1,000 words. As much as it is a cliché, it means even more in Cuba. Sometimes you just have to see it with your own eyes to really...more

Posted: March 27, 2006   


Havana Corner: The Always Evolving World of Habanos

Changes seem to be continuous in Havana's world of fine cigars. Some of the hottest news I heard on the street while in Havana two weeks ago was...more

Posted: March 14, 2006   


Havana Corner: Cohiba's 40th Anniversary Smoke Revealed

El Laguito manager Osmar León poses with the 40th Anniversary humidor. The newest Cohiba was unveiled today in Havana, setting a new record in the...more

Posted: March 3, 2006   


Havana Corner: Mystery Cohiba in Next Week's Festival in Havana

Cuban cigar aficionados are already speculating about what the 40th birthday of Cohiba will bring in the way of special cigars during next week's...more

Posted: February 23, 2006   


Cuba Dealt a Glancing Blow from Wilma

As Hurricane Wilma raced through the Gulf of Mexico toward Florida yesterday, it dealt a glancing blow to western...more

Posted: October 24, 2005    By David Savona


Hurricane May Hit Cuban Tobacco Region

Western Cuba was placed on hurricane alert this week as Hurricane Wilma moved slowly toward the Yucatán Peninsula, packing winds of 145 miles per...more

Posted: October 20, 2005    By David Savona

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