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Cuba Unveils Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill Gran Reserva

Cuba is continuing its trend of releasing ultra-pricey, limited-edition cigars at the Habanos Festival, the annual gathering of cigar distributors,...more

Posted: March 23, 2015    By David Savona


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New Holographic Cohiba Bands Arriving

Cuba has a new look for its most famous cigar band. Cuban Cohibas bearing an upgraded cigar band are making their debut in cigar shops. The...more

Posted: March 6, 2015    By David Savona


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Habanos Festival Concludes, Honors Montecristo’s 80th Anniversary

The 17th annual Festival del Habano closed with a gala celebration last Friday at the Pabexpo convention space in Havana. An auction of six custom...more

Posted: March 2, 2015    By Gordon Mott


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2013–14 Cuban Tobacco Harvest May Be Worst in 20 Years

There have been persistent rumors about severe tobacco shortages in the Cuban cigar industry, especially wrappers. Speculation swirled around an...more

Posted: February 26, 2015    By Gordon Mott


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Habanos S.A. Predicts Big U.S. Sales, Shows 2015 Cigars

Cuban cigar sales in the United States could reach between 70 and 90 million cigars a year if the 53-year-old trade embargo between the two nations...more

Posted: February 24, 2015    By Gordon Mott


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Habanos Appoints New Co-President

Inocente Núñez Blanco has been named the new co-president of Habanos S.A., replacing Walfrido Hernandez Mesa, who had been in charge since...more

Posted: February 19, 2015    By Gordon Mott


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Bill to Lift Cuban Trade Embargo Introduced

Mere weeks after a group of senators introduced a bill to ease Cuba travel restrictions, another bipartisan, Cuba-related bill has been introduced in...more

Posted: February 13, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


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Online Cuban Cigar Auction Sells 99 Percent of Lots

The first online cigar auction of 2015, held by C.Gars Ltd. in the United Kingdom, sold 99 percent of the available lots and showcased serious...more

Posted: February 9, 2015    By Gordon Mott


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Cuban Quai D’Orsay Brand Cut Down to One Size

And then there was one. The Cuban Quai D'Orsay Imperiales, a 7 inch by 47 ring gauge Churchill-sized cigar, has been officially discontinued, leaving...more

Posted: February 5, 2015    By Gregory Mottola


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Bill Calls for Lifting of Cuba Travel Ban

Only a few weeks have passed since major changes to the U.S.-Cuba policy took effect and a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators has already introduced a...more

Posted: February 3, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


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Cuban Cigars with Extra Age Reach Global Market

If you don't want to wait half a decade to age your own Cuban cigars, Habanos will do the aging for you. A new series of Cuban cigars with extra age...more

Posted: January 21, 2015    By Gregory Mottola


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U.S.-Cuba Policy Changes Take Effect

Beginning tomorrow, American travelers returning to U.S. soil after an authorized trip to Cuba will be allowed to bring back, for the first time in...more

Posted: January 15, 2015    By David Savona


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$100 In Cuban Cigars—What It Can Buy

News stories have abounded about Cuban cigars ever since President Barack Obama announced it was time to normalize relations between the United...more

Posted: January 8, 2015    By David Savona


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Cigar Diplomacy

As the United States and Cuba have attempted to negotiate their differences over the last 50 years, Cuban cigars have played a diplomatic role in secret efforts to improve relations

Posted: December 30, 2014    By Peter Kornbluh / William M. Leogrande


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Memo to President Obama

Cigar Aficionado asked a leading Cuba expert to provide a road map for improving relations between the United States and its island neighbor

Posted: December 18, 2014    By Julia Sweig


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Major Changes to U.S.-Cuba Relations

Today, the United States government announced sweeping changes to its longstanding embargo against Cuba. Soon there will be a U.S. embassy in Havana;...more

Posted: December 17, 2014    By David Savona


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Cohiba Edición Limitada Available in the United Kingdom

The Cohiba Robusto Supremos, the thickest parejo cigar ever produced by Habanos S.A., has begun to reach markets around the world. The cigar, part of...more

Posted: December 9, 2014    By Gordon Mott


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London Cigar Auction Raises More Than $800,000

The 2014 annual C. Gars Ltd. London cigar auction at Boisdale Belgravia yesterday boasted a catalog bulging with vintage, mature, limited edition and...more

Posted: December 2, 2014    By Nic Wing


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New U.K. Regional Edition Cuban

The Por Larrañaga Sobresalientes, the newest Regional Edition cigar for the United Kingdom, was launched yesterday in London. According to Jemma...more

Posted: November 20, 2014    By Gordon Mott


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Le Hoyo de San Juan Reaches World Markets

The dimly lit street leading into Club Habana was lined with men in suits and women in fancy dresses. A light show played across the facade...more

Posted: October 29, 2014    By Gordon Mott


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