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Blogs : Gordon Mott

Another Florida Trip

The half moon disappeared and reappeared behind the low passing clouds, and the slow waving palm frond above me kept blocking my view of the pearly...more

Posted: March 19, 2008    By Gordon Mott


Blogs : James Suckling

Finding the Genie in Hollywood

My buddy and I were dying for a smoke. And I was empty handed. We had just finished dinner at Father’s Office in Santa Monica and we were full of...more

Posted: March 12, 2008   


Blogs : David Savona

DR Cigar Fest--The Wrapup

The first ProCigar Festival is in the books, and it went pretty well. About 120 people had a chance to spend time with cigarmakers in their factories...more

Posted: March 11, 2008    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

DR Cigar Fest—The Parties

Every night of the ProCigar Festival ended with a party. And they were pretty darn good ones, too. I’ve been to the Dominican Republic dozens of...more

Posted: March 10, 2008    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

DR Cigar Fest—Into the Fields

Yesterday I headed out with the tour group to embark on ProCigar’s version of Cigar 101—trips to cigar factories and tobacco fields where the...more

Posted: March 7, 2008    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

DR Cigar Festival—Opening Night

I walked into the lobby at the Gran Almirante last night and ran smack into Avo Uvezian, creator of the Avo brand. He was holding court, surrounded...more

Posted: March 6, 2008    By David Savona


Blogs : David Savona

The Dominican Cigar Festival—The Beginning

I’ve just arrived in Santiago for the first annual ProCigar Festival. This has been a long time coming, and I’m happy to be here. Cuba has had...more

Posted: March 5, 2008    By David Savona


Blogs : James Suckling

Epilogue to the Havana Blog

My friend, Tom Unvert, laughed and said “don’t worry about it buddy. Just get here in one piece for the party.” But it did suck. I had 19 very...more

Posted: March 5, 2008   


Blogs : James Suckling

Day 6: A Room Full of Friends

The massive room at the Pabexpo in the chic Havana neighborhood of Siboney was already thick with smoke within the first 30 minutes of the gala...more

Posted: March 3, 2008   


Blogs : James Suckling

Day 5: Behind The Scenes

I had planned to hit up some of the key cigar shops this morning, like Partagas and Club Havana. This is where a lot of action happens during the...more

Posted: February 29, 2008   


Blogs : James Suckling

Day 4: The Taste of an Habano

It was all about taste yesterday in Havana. I attended two tastings. One was a smoker in the El Laguito factory, the home of Cohiba cigars, and...more

Posted: February 28, 2008   


Blogs : James Suckling

Day 3: From Table to Ash

Sometimes I find it almost hard to believe that the cigars we buy in shops come from the rollers’ tables of cigar factories in Havana. When we buy...more

Posted: February 27, 2008   


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