IPCPR 2013

IPCPR 2013: Oettinger Davidoff Group

For many years, we have been trying to figure out what Davidoff Group was trying to do. White Label had remained relatively dormant, the company’s…

IPCPR 2013: Arturo Fuente & J.C. Newman

There are a few companies that don’t worry about the trade show: Arturo Fuente and Padrón. After the delay to celebrate its 100th anniversary, Fuente…

IPCPR 2013: Rodrigo

Like his House of Emilio counterpart Steve Ysidron, George Rodriguez was at IPCPR to be at IPCPR, not to show off new product. While the…

IPCPR 2013: Leccia Tobacco

Sam Leccia is back. Last time the cigar trade show was in Las Vegas, Leccia was supposed to be back, but then legal complications got…

IPCPR 2013: Drew Estate & Joya de Nicaragua

Even with an injured Jonathan Drew and a resigning Steve Saka, IPCPR 2013 might have been the best year ever for Drew Estate. KFC, Nica…

IPCPR 2013: Graycliff

For the first time in a while, Graycliff’s booth actually took some work to find. This is a company that is interesting, it’s somewhat unclear…

Meier & Dutch Get Exclusive on Oliva Viejo Mundo

Oliva’s recently-announced Viejo Mundo will be offered stateside exclusively through Meier & Dutch/Cigars International. A representative from the company confirmed to halfwheel the company would…

IPCPR 2013: Daniel Marshall

It wasn’t easy to find, but there were gold skirts that helped lead the way to America’s premier desktop humidor builder. (Elie Bleu is French,…

IPCPR 2013: Espinosa Premium Cigars

This was year two for Erik Espinosa’s own booth, which included his son’s award-winning coffee. Seriously. It’s good. There was also a special art warhead…

IPCPR 2013: Viaje

I’ve said it many times, but the contrast between Andre Farkas’s actual personality and that crafted online by those who have never met him. Farkas…

IPCPR 2013: Rocky Patel

It’s not General Cigar Co., but when you have this many releases, the “throw stuff on the wall” moniker gets to be applicable. The reality…