Events & Festivals

Procigar 2022: Day 3

I can’t wait to see what you say about this (event) because nothing has changed. Some version of that was said to me Friday while…

Procigar 2022: Day 2

Thursday of the Procigar Festival more or less starts the same as Wednesday, and so at 8:40ish I headed down to join my bus for…

Procigar 2022: Day 1

I flew into Santo Domingo—the capital of the Dominican Republic—on Monday to visit the Arturo Fuente Cigar Club, a lounge I’ve heard lots about but…

Davidoff Year of the Tiger Launch at Tei-An

On the first page of the menu at Tei-An, there’s a rule: you serve sake with soba, not sushi. I’m not sure if the Japanese…

Event: Davidoff Year of the Tiger Launch at Tei-An (Nov. 11, 2021)

There are many cigar events and many people hosting cigar events, but many years ago when we thought of doing an event of our own,…

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…