Events & Festivals

Festival del Habano XXII: Getting Home & Final Thoughts

My fifth year covering the Festival Del Habano in Cuba did not end the way that I was expecting. On my second flight from Miami…

Festival del Habano XXII: Day 5

Friday started out very much like the other days I had spent in Cuba, but ended with quite a bit more history-making excitement than anyone…

Festival del Habano XXII: Day 4

As has been the case for the past five years, the fourth day of the Festival del Habano was reserved for one major event: visiting…

Festival del Habano XXII: Day 3

After the lull in both activities and stress from running around on Tuesday, I knew that Wednesday would be very different in that regard, but…

Habanos S.A.’s 2020 Humidor Auction Sets Record, Sells Cohiba Humidor for $2.65 Million

Last night’s humidor auction at the XXII Festival del Habano set multiple records for the Habanos S.A., the Cuban cigar conglomerate. In total, six lots…

Festival del Habano XXII: Day 2

While I did wake up early to get some work done before my second full day in Cuba officially started, it would end up being…

Festival del Habano XXII: Day 1

After going to bed a bit earlier than normal when I am in Cuba—if 1 a.m. could ever be called “early”—I woke up four hours…

Procigar 2020: Day 5 + Conclusion

When registration for Procigar 2020 opened late last year there was a very obvious change. Normally, Procigar features the optional first two days in Casa…

Festival del Habano XXII: Day 0

They say that if you do something enough, eventually you get used to it, but whoever said that had obviously never had to deal with…

Procigar 2020: Day 4

The one Procigar tour that everyone wishes they take is the journey to Caribe, they just don’t know it yet. As I’ve said multiple times…

Procigar 2020: Day 3

Wednesday of Procigar 2020 takes me to Tabacalera La Alianza S.A., the home of Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr.’s E.P. Carrillo and the various clients for whom…