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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


Blogs : David Savona

Keeping a Secret From Pepin

Yesterday in Miami I stopped at El Rey de los Habanos Inc., the tiny Little Havana fabrica where Pepin Garcia, his family, and 11 cigar rollers make...more

Posted: January 17, 2009    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

Sitting Down at Oliva Cigar Co.

I flew into Miami this morning, leaving New York’s LaGuardia at the crack of dawn, just as an Alberta clipper was moving into town with some...more

Posted: January 15, 2009    By David Savona


Blogs : Gordon Mott

The Top 25

Casa Magna! I know you're all surprised. We were too after our initial round of Top 25 tastings. And, then, that cigar just kept holding its spot...more

Posted: January 9, 2009    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : Gordon Mott

Taking a Break

I’m sitting here back at my desk after being away for nearly two weeks. It was a glorious holiday season with lots of time spent among family and...more

Posted: January 6, 2009    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : James Suckling

Winter's Dilemma

Happy New Year. I have been spending a little over a week in Southern California and I have not had a cigar the whole time. I am Jonesing for one...more

Posted: January 5, 2009   


Blogs : David Savona

Happy Holidays

There’s snow on the ground, the New York Giants are in the playoffs, and the family is gathering for holiday meals. It’s hard to top this time of...more

Posted: December 23, 2008    By David Savona


Blogs : Gordon Mott

Sinking In

It has taken a few days for this news to sink in. I had drinks with a Mexican friend, Max Gutmann, who among his many businesses, owns the Casa del...more

Posted: December 15, 2008    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : David Savona

The Holiday Football Game

Every year around this time, I get together with a bunch of buddies from the neighborhood and we beat the tar out of one another. It’s a...more

Posted: December 9, 2008    By David Savona


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