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Events & Festivals

Puro Sabor 2020: Day 4

I’m not exactly sure what it was, but I woke up Friday morning thinking that this week has gone way too fast. Not in the...
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Puro Sabor 2020: Day 3

So far, my visits to factories in Estelí have all been return visits: J.C. Newman PENSA, which I visited on Wednesday, as well as My...
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Puro Sabor 2020: Day 2

We were supposed to be on the busses at 7:50 a.m., leaving Managua for Estelí at 8 a.m. And sure enough, at 8 a.m. or...
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Puro Sabor 2020: Days 0 + 1

Puro Sabor is back, and boy am I happy about it. After an unfortunate political situation that made things unsafe to bring in a significant...
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A Night at Tei-an with Davidoff

And now for something completely different. If the halfwheel staff was asked to rank its collective favorite restaurant, my money would be on Tei-an. And if I...
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InterTabac 2019: Day 2

Patrick Lagreid suggested my coverage of the InterTabac Trade Fair could be improved, particularly when it came to focusing on the new products that debut...
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Event: Tei-an Cigar Omakase Feat. Davidoff, Krug & Suntory (Oct. 24, 2019)

Cigars. Champagne. Whisky. Japanese cuisine. Dallas. These are a few of my favorite things. Also, there is an event that involves all of them and halfwheel....
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InterTabac 2019: Day 1

I’m a bit pressed for time, but here’s a very quick rundown of some first impressions of InterTabac 2019 before I head to a dinner...
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InterTabac 2019: Day 0

I don’t think there’s ever been a build up to InterTabac quite like the first four days of this week. For the eighth year in...
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Festival del Habano XXI: Getting Home & Final Thoughts

And so another Festival del Habano has come and gone. In some aspects, my fourth trip to the tiny island of Cuba was not my...
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Festival del Habano XXI: Day 5

Unfortunately, my final full day in Havana started much the same as the last day did: with me throwing up. I was still sick—albeit not...
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