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Havana Corner: The End to a Smoking Event

British actor Jeremy Irons stole the show on Friday night during the final event of the VII Festival del Habanos. He was one of a handful of others...more

Posted: February 28, 2005   


Havana Corner: Exclusively Exclusive Cigars from Havana

Partagas is making some of the best smokes in Cuba at the moment, so it came as no surprise that the factory unveiled two new sizes, or vitolas ,...more

Posted: February 24, 2005   


Havana Corner: Still Smoking in Havana

I have already smoked probably 20 cigars since I arrived in Havana on Saturday. So much for the new antismoking laws in Cuba. I knew that the rules...more

Posted: February 23, 2005   


Havana Corner: Two Hot New Cuban Smokes

Special cigars for special markets may be the big concept for Cuban smokes this year. I was in a new cigar smoker's paradise, London's El Floridita...more

Posted: February 3, 2005   


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   

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