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Havana Corner: No Smoking In Cuba?

Photo Courtesy of Corbis This may be the last straw, or cigar. What was once thought of as a giant natural humidor for cigars is on the way to...more

Posted: January 20, 2005   


Havana Corner: 40 Years of a Cuban/American Dream

The facade of the new Padrón headquarters in Miami. Jose Orlando Padrón, 77, stood on a stage last Saturday in a corner of his new offices in...more

Posted: December 6, 2004   


Havana Corner: New Cigars, New Identities

Captain Jack Fantastic and Don Juan Coyote were two happy campers indeed. The two Americans were smoking their brains out over five days in Havana...more

Posted: October 22, 2004   


Havana Corner: The Luxury World of Cuban Cigars?

If you like your Cuban cigars without bands, then you better hurry and buy what's left in cabinet smokes on the market. Habanos S.A., the global...more

Posted: June 7, 2004   


Havana Corner: Smoking Edmundo in Milano

Salvatore Parisi (left), Andrea Molinari, and Franz Botre sample Edmundos in Milan. The launch of the Montecristo Edmundo may be one of the most...more

Posted: June 3, 2004   


Goodbye Emilia, Hello Edmundo

James Suckling with Emilia Tamayo at El Laguito. Probably the saddest news of the Habanos Cigar Festival was the retirement of Emilia Tamayo, the...more

Posted: March 4, 2004   


Havana Corner: Cuba's Cigar Lovefest

Where's Fidel? Those were the two words uttered in just about every modern language imaginable during the gala dinner on Friday night, February 27,...more

Posted: March 1, 2004   


Havana Corner: The Loss of a Miracle Maker

The November 28 death of Richard Meerapfel should be etched in cigar history books, even though many people have never heard of the man. Meerapfel,...more

Posted: December 10, 2003   


Havana Corner: Trinidads Debut in London

It was a long way from home for Raul Valladares, master blender for Tabacuba, the Cuban organization in charge of cigar production on the island. The...more

Posted: November 14, 2003   


Havana Corner: At Long Last, New Trinidads

It's about time that one of Cuba's best cigar brands, Trinidad, was upgraded with new sizes, or vitolas -- if you haven't already heard about it. For...more

Posted: October 10, 2003   


Havana Corner: A Cuban Icon Is Gone

Cuba just won't be the same without guitar maestro Compay Segundo, who died Sunday night in Havana. The 95-year-old was an icon to the island -- a...more

Posted: July 15, 2003   


Havana Corner: Limitada Tasting

European editor James Suckling recently rated three of the new Edición Limitada cigars from Cuba, which have just gone on sale. His review was ready...more

Posted: July 10, 2003   

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