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Regional Edition La Gloria Ships

The La Gloria Cubana Belux No. 1, a 2011 regional edition Cuban cigar created for Belgium and Luxembourg, went on sale...more

Posted: February 14, 2012    By David Savona


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New Cuban Bands Omit Old Company Names

Notice anything different between these two bands? They’re both gold and red and both have the same heraldic design, but there is a difference. The...more

Posted: February 7, 2012    By Gregory Mottola


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Registration Opens for Cuba's 14th Annual Habanos Festival

Registration is now open for the annual Festival del Habano, the world’s biggest cigar festival. The weeklong event, a celebration of all things...more

Posted: January 11, 2012    By David Savona


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Habanos Cigar Jar Commemorates China-Cuba Relations

To commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between China and Cuba, Habanos S.A., the worldwide distributor of Cuban cigars, has created a...more

Posted: December 13, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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Montecristo Gran Reserva on Way to Stores

Montecristo Gran Reservas, extra-aged, ultra-expensive versions of Montecristo No. 2s, are heading to cigar shops. The cigars, which were presented...more

Posted: December 9, 2011    By David Savona


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Cuban Cigar Factories Close to Visitors

Cuba’s cigar factories have been closed to tourist visits. According to Habanos S.A., the exporter of all Cuban cigars, the decision was made by...more

Posted: December 2, 2011    By Gordon Mott


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Cuba Loosens Restrictions on Housing Market

While it isn’t exactly the fall of communism in Havana, Cuban citizens are now able to buy and sell their homes with minimal government...more

Posted: November 16, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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Cigar Insider Rates Cuban Edición Limitadas

The Cuban Edición Limitadas hit the market a little later than usual this year, but now that they’re available at tobacconists around the world,...more

Posted: November 9, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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Cuba’s 2011 Regional Cigars—Who Has Them, Who Doesn’t

If you’ve ever wondered what a Quai D’Orsay would taste like in a robusto form or how a Ramon Allones would smoke as a giant pyramid, then this...more

Posted: October 11, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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Obama Extends the U.S. Trade Embargo on Cuba

The United States' trade embargo on Cuba, the longest such restriction in modern history, will continue for another year after President Obama signed...more

Posted: September 15, 2011    By Andrew Nagy


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Cuban Cohiba 1966 Cigars Coming in “Days”

The Cohiba 1966 Edición Limitada 2011, a dark, oily and powerful Cuban cigar that impressed in a preview tasting at the Habanos Festival in...more

Posted: September 14, 2011    By David Savona


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A Look at Cuba's Limitadas

Every year, the Cuban cigar industry creates a trio of limited-edition cigars. Known as Edición Limitadas, each is a short run shape that draws...more

Posted: September 6, 2011    By David Savona


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First Cuban Edición Limitada of 2011 Ships

The first of this year’s Cuban Edición Limitadas—the Hoyo de Monterrey Short Hoyo Pirámides—has been released and is shipping to retailers...more

Posted: August 30, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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Fat Cuban Partagás Being Released

The Partagás Serie E No. 2, the fattest straight-sided Partagás in the Cuban cigar portfolio, is finally ready for sale. The cigar will reach cigar...more

Posted: August 16, 2011    By David Savona


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The Return of La Flor de Cano

A new take on the heralded Flor de Cano Short Churchill goes on sale later this month in the United Kingdom. The Flor de Cano Short Robusto 2010, a...more

Posted: June 9, 2011    By David Savona


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Counterfeit Behikes—Insider Analysis

The Cohiba Behike BHK is the hottest Cuban cigar on the market. Cigar Aficionado's reigning Cigar of the Year, the small-production smoke is among...more

Posted: June 2, 2011    By David Savona


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H. Upmann Royal Robustos Close to Shipping

The H. Upmann Royal Robusto, a new size in the venerable Cuban brand, is nearly ready for market. A Cigar Aficionado tour of Cuba last week found...more

Posted: May 11, 2011    By David Savona


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Cigar Aficionado Returns to Cuba

Next week, executive editor Gordon Mott and senior editor David Savona return to the home of Cuban cigars. The duo will be reporting on the latest...more

Posted: May 9, 2011    By CA Staff


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Second Regional Cuban Cigar Arrives in Asia Pacific

Pacific Cigar Ltd., the Habanos S.A. distributor of Cuban cigars for the Asia Pacific region, has finally received its second 2010 regional-edition...more

Posted: March 29, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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Cuba Devalues Peso, Pegs it to U.S. Dollar

Cuba cut the value of the Cuban Convertible Peso by 8 percent yesterday, returning it to equal value with the U.S. dollar. The change, effective...more

Posted: March 15, 2011    By David Savona


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