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Hefty Havanas: Cuban Cigars Are Getting Thicker...And More Popular

Hefty Havanas: Cuban Cigars Are Getting Thicker...And More Popular

Two decades ago, a Cuban cigar thicker than 50-ring-gauge was an anomaly. Today, hefty new Havanas are everywhere.

January 17, 2019
Cuba’s Best Cigar Tobacco Farms

Cuba’s Best Cigar Tobacco Farms

Five small farms in Western Cuba grow some of the finest cigar tobacco leaves in the entire world.

October 26, 2018
Cuba’s Cigar Sommeliers

Cuba’s Cigar Sommeliers

These trained cigar waiters recommend a brand, cut and light your cigar, then pick the perfect beverage to accompany your smoke.

August 27, 2018
Two Decades of the Habanos Festival

Two Decades of the Habanos Festival

Cigar lovers from all over the world gathered in Havana to celebrate 20 years of great smokes.

June 20, 2018
A Seat On Cuba’s Official Tasting Panel

A Seat On Cuba’s Official Tasting Panel

Joining Cuba’s cigar experts to evaluate blends for Havana’s future cigars.

May 1, 2018
Cuba: 25 Years Later

Cuba: 25 Years Later

A look at what has changed—and what has not—in Havana since 1992.

December 1, 2017
Trump's New Cuba Plan

Trump's New Cuba Plan

President Trump is ending the short-lived Obama-era détente with Cuba. 

October 1, 2017
Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise

While restrictions on Cuba tourism have loosened and many new travel opportunities exist, bargain prices are disappearing.

August 1, 2017
The Big Show

The Big Show

Cigar lovers and industry heavyweights gathered in Havana in March to celebrate the best of Cuba, its tobacco and its culture .

June 1, 2017