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Blogs : James Suckling

Cuba and Our New President

President Obama seems to be one of the most popular subjects of the conversations I’m having in Cuba. The general impression is very, very positive...more

Posted: February 6, 2009   

Blogs : James Suckling

Happiness Is A Dark Wrapper Called Edición Limitada

I have been smoking a number of Edición Limitadas since arriving in Cuba more than a week ago. I am a big fan of the cigars. I can’t say that I...more

Posted: February 5, 2009   

Blogs : James Suckling

The Montecristo Generation

Habanos S.A., the global distribution and marketing company for Cuban cigars, has been trying to keep a large number of new cigar releases under...more

Posted: February 4, 2009   

Blogs : James Suckling

Tobacco Road Trip

I drove out to Pinar del Río yesterday with a couple of Cuban friends, including the great ballet dancer Carlos Acosta. We drove an old and battered...more

Posted: February 3, 2009   

Blogs : David Savona

Too Cold To Smoke

I like to think that I’m no Sally when it comes to the cold weather. I’ve lived in the northeast for my entire life, and winter can be pretty...more

Posted: February 3, 2009    By David Savona

Blogs : James Suckling

America’s Insatiable Taste for Cuban Cigars

We smoke a lot more Cuban cigars than you think we do. For years, I have been telling people – including CNN and other news organizations in...more

Posted: February 2, 2009   

Blogs : James Suckling

When Is It Too Many in La Habana?

How many cigars are too many in a day in Havana?  My girlfriend asked me not to smoke too many while I was in Cuba. Also, she was worried I might...more

Posted: January 30, 2009   

Blogs : David Savona

Sharing a Smoke with 'Smokin' Joe Frazier

I met one of my sports idols on Monday night—Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion of the world. Frazier was being honored by the Friars...more

Posted: January 29, 2009    By David Savona

Blogs : James Suckling

Good Morning from Cuba

I just woke up with my first cortadito , which may be the best espresso and warm milk made in the world. Forget your Starbucks or Coffee Bean. It is...more

Posted: January 29, 2009   

Blogs : James Suckling

Credit Crunch on the Way to Havana

I am sitting in the Virgin Atlantic Lounge waiting for my flight to Havana. It’s already an hour late, and I guess it will be later. Travel to Cuba...more

Posted: January 28, 2009   

Blogs : James Suckling

Off to Experience Cuba's Sweet Tobacco of Change

I am buying a few extra things today, like medicine and photo equipment, getting ready for an extended trip to Cuba. Simple things like vitamins or...more

Posted: January 27, 2009   

Blogs : David Savona

A New Miami Smoking Spot

Last week I dropped in on Ernesto Padilla. I’ve always enjoyed Ernesto’s smokes (his Padilla 1932 La Perla is my go-to short cigar) and I needed...more

Posted: January 20, 2009    By David Savona

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