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Blogs : James Suckling

Habanos y Tequila: A Good Marriage

I must admit that I don’t think very often about Tequila when I am looking for something to drink with my cigar. I usually grab a glass of rum or...more

Posted: March 3, 2010   


Blogs : James Suckling

A Few Observations on Cuban Cigars

Do you smoke Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, José L. Piedra, Partagas, or Cohiba? Or all of the above? You probably smoke one or two of the brands on...more

Posted: March 2, 2010   


Blogs : James Suckling

The End of a Great Event

The president of Habanos S.A., the global distribution and marketing company in Cuba for cigars, came up to me during last Friday’s gala dinner and...more

Posted: March 1, 2010   


Blogs : David Savona

A Double Standard for Women?

I was rooting for the American women’s hockey team on Thursday as it faced Canada, but I have to admit I was very impressed with the way the...more

Posted: February 28, 2010    By David Savona


Blogs : James Suckling

The Mysteries of Cuban Cigars

I unraveled more of the mystery of the great new Cohiba Behikes that will be launched tonight at the gala dinner in Havana during the 12th Festival...more

Posted: February 26, 2010   


Blogs : James Suckling

The Renaissance of the Blockbuster Cuban Cigar

I finally got my lips around a Behike. And it almost blew my head off. A couple of bad-boy-chocolately BHK 56 cigars (6 1/2 inches by 56 ring gauge)...more

Posted: February 25, 2010   


Blogs : James Suckling

The Cuban Cigar Scene

Most of the participants of the 12th Festival Habano went to the Pinar del Río to see tobacco plantations yesterday, but I stayed in Havana to write...more

Posted: February 24, 2010   


Blogs : James Suckling

Good Start in La Habana

Piano jazz legend Chucho Valdés blew me away at the opening night of the 12th Festival Habano at the Gran Teatro de la Habana. The only bad news was...more

Posted: February 23, 2010   


Blogs : James Suckling

Going to The Habanos Festival

I am arriving in La Habana this afternoon in time for the opening event of the 12th Festival Habano. Not only will I get my first glimpse of the new...more

Posted: February 22, 2010   


Blogs : Gordon Mott

Cigar Culture

I sometimes forget about the origin of cigars. I know that might sound odd. But I’m not saying that I don’t know where a cigar is made—that has...more

Posted: February 22, 2010    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : Gordon Mott

Day Three: A Tribute to Cigars

They stood at the back of the makeshift room set up inside the cigar factory with a podium at the front and rows of tables arranged for a cigar...more

Posted: February 19, 2010    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : David Savona

A Lot of Tobacco

Some people collect stamps, others collect fine wines, but the cigarmakers in the Dominican Republic collect cigar tobacco. The big companies that...more

Posted: February 19, 2010    By David Savona


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