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Blogs : James Suckling

Waking up with a Smile in the Morning

I don't want to smoke a cigar today. I woke up this morning with a smile on my face. No it wasn't what you think! It was because I smoked another...more

Posted: March 4, 2009   

Blogs : James Suckling


I was not surprised to see a change in Raúl Castro’s government yesterday. I think that Castro wants to have people he feels that can really trust...more

Posted: March 3, 2009   

Blogs : James Suckling

Perfect Cigar, Perfect Night

I smoked the greatest young cigar in my life on Friday night – the Cohiba Siglo VI Gran Reserva. I was spellbound by the cigar’s amazing richness...more

Posted: March 2, 2009   

Blogs : James Suckling

Reserved Cigars

I had the chance to unofficially smoke the Cohiba Gran Reserva last night during a private dinner at La Guarida restaurant in Centro Havana, and I...more

Posted: February 27, 2009   

Blogs : David Savona

Puzzles and Cigar Barns

Cigar barns can be pretty darn big. They can also be pretty darn expensive. Making a sizeable one out of wood, the way it’s done in Connecticut and...more

Posted: February 27, 2009    By David Savona

Blogs : James Suckling

My or Your Habano?

I might have found my new cigar for this year: Trinidad Robusto T. What an awesome smoke. I love the rich and spicy character with a fresh, clean and...more

Posted: February 26, 2009   

Blogs : James Suckling

Young Is Beautiful

I am not sure what people learned yesterday in a cigar tasting of new production 8-9-8 Partagas versus 8-9-8 Partagas from 1998. The 10-year-old...more

Posted: February 25, 2009   

Blogs : Gordon Mott

South Beach

I spent last week at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival in Miami. It’s a four-day extravaganza of wine, food and, whenever possible, cigars. This...more

Posted: February 25, 2009    By Gordon Mott

Blogs : James Suckling

Montecristo Open and Habanos Surrealism

It was sort of surreal last night sitting in the Karl Marx Theater in Havana and watching a presentation for the line extension of Montecristo...more

Posted: February 24, 2009   

Blogs : James Suckling

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

I just finished lunch at El Aljibe restaurant in Havana, and I noticed a table of a dozen or so dudes wearing various U.S. baseball uniforms, from...more

Posted: February 23, 2009   

Blogs : Jack Bettridge

A Shot of Smoke

The drink bone is connected to the smoke bone is a sentiment that I am fond of saying, but sadly in the age of the nanny state getting the two key...more

Posted: February 23, 2009    By Jack Bettridge

Blogs : James Suckling

Let the Festivities Begin

I went over to the Nacional Hotel this morning to pick up my registration for the XI Festival del Habano. José Antonio Candida from Habanos S.A.,...more

Posted: February 22, 2009   

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