Personally, I want relations normalized with Cuba so we can get more of their ballplayers. Think of the pitching! But it's nice to know we're doing ok without their cigars.
KINGSTON — You might expect the Obama administration's refusal to lift the trade embargo with Cuba would have brought disappointment and dismay to the men and women who covet the island's most famous export — Cuban cigars.
But proprietors and customers at Kingston's Uptown Cigar Company are a mellow lot whose deep familiarity with cigars tells them Cuban cohibas may not be everything they're cracked up to be.
To the aficionado, cigars are to other tobacco products as a Cadillac is to a Yugo. But these days, being a Cadillac was cool until the Lexus came along.
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Photo by Chet Gordon, THR.