The Cohiba No-Atmosphere Lounge At The New Kempinski Manzana Hotel In Havana

29 May

Having read about the upcoming opening of Havana’s newest luxury hotel, the Kempinski Gran Manzana, located in Cuba’s former first shopping arcade, the Manzana de Gomez in the Parque Central area, I was curious to check out the new shopping area and the Cohiba Atmosphere cigar lounge inside that are. Most of what I had Read more…

Havana, Cuba May 2017 – Anthony’s Picture Gallery

28 May

Anthony and Meagan shared 5 days of my trip and some of the best experiences and cigars in Havana and the Vuelta Abajo. Here is a gallery of pictures that Anthony took and kindly sent me for posting. Enjoy ! Nino

Havana, Cuba May 2017 – Picture Gallery Two

27 May

A few weeks in Havana again to meet old friends and make new friends, smoke good cigars, have good fun and enjoy being in the island again. Here is the second gallery of pictures from my trip. More detailed posts of the experiences will come in the next days, like visiting La Corona and El Read more…

Havana, Cuba May 2017 – Picture Gallery One

26 May

A few weeks in Havana again to meet old friends and make new friends, smoke good cigars, have good fun and enjoy being in the island again. Here is a first gallery of pictures from my trip. More detailed posts of the experiences will come in the next days, like visiting La Corona and El Read more…

John Bongo on Humidores Habana

29 Mar

Having seen pictures of what I can only describe as works of art, that are used to house cigars, I was really looking forward to our trip to the Humidores Habana workshops. Going by the quality of work I had seen before arriving, I was expecting a reasonably modern building with some fairly tricky pieces Read more…

Visiting Hector Luis Prieto with John Bongo

28 Mar

As John wrote, this was to be the “cherry on top of his Cuban cake”. The cherry for Hector Luis and all other tobacco growers in the Vuelta Abajo was that the 2017 harvest was one of the best in recent years. All factors, weather, sunny days, cool nights, little rainfall, were in perfect alignment Read more…

Ziqui’s MRN Inspired Chinese Cigar – A Tasting in Havana

26 Mar

It was a pleasure to meet up again with my long-time friend Ziqui, a Havana resident for many years, and it was an honour for me and John to be invited to a tasting of unique cigars he specially commissioned inspired by the second fermentation of Chinese tea as described in Min Ron Nee’s “bible” Read more…