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Blogs : Gordon Mott

Havana Dining

Let’s make one thing clear from the beginning—you shouldn’t go to Havana for the food. Decades of isolation and ongoing issues with...more

Posted: December 14, 2010    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : David Savona

Freedom To Smoke In La Habana

I had just finished a memorable dinner at El Aljibe, the must-see Cuban restaurant specializing in savory roast chicken, black beans and rice, when...more

Posted: December 13, 2010    By David Savona


Blogs : Gordon Mott

A Rainy Night in Havana

The name had barely slipped off the comedian’s lips when the crowd erupted in applause and shouts of admiration echoed in the small...more

Posted: December 12, 2010    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : David Savona

The Secret of Behike

The secret ingredient to Cuba’s superb new cigar brand, Cohiba Behike BHK, is a rare kind of tobacco called medio tiempo. While you may have heard...more

Posted: December 10, 2010    By David Savona


Blogs : Gordon Mott

First Leaf

The first tobacco leaf of the 2010-2011 Cuban tobacco harvest was picked today, and tonight it is hanging in a curing barn. It wasn’t just any...more

Posted: December 9, 2010    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : David Savona

A Tale of Two Cuban Factories

Dave visits two vastly different Cuban cigar factories, El Laguito and...more

Posted: December 8, 2010    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

Cigar Shopping In Havana

Any cigar aficionado writing out his bucket list needs to include one item right near the top—buying a Cuban cigar in Havana....more

Posted: December 7, 2010    By David Savona


Blogs : Gordon Mott

My Stunning Mystery Cigar

I smoked one of the best cigars of my life last night. I don’t know its name; actually, it doesn’t have one. You can’t buy it. I can’t buy...more

Posted: December 7, 2010    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : Gordon Mott

First Night in Havana

After a long delay in Miami, and then yet another long delay in Havana immigration, Dave Savona and I finally made it to the Hotel Melia Cohiba, our...more

Posted: December 6, 2010    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : Gordon Mott

Waiting for Havana

Dave Savona and I had taken an early flight out of New York to ensure we had plenty of time to make our flight, and God forbid, deal with any...more

Posted: December 5, 2010    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : Jack Bettridge

Feeling Scotch

I'm not much with digging into my emotions, yet I think I'm having one right now. My wife says it's guilt, but I'm not sure I trust her because...more

Posted: November 19, 2010    By Jack Bettridge


Blogs : Gordon Mott

Our Cigar Community

The Las Vegas Big Smoke this past weekend reminded me of one of the enduring realities of being a cigar smoker. There is a huge community of us. And,...more

Posted: November 15, 2010    By Gordon Mott


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