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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


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


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