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IPCPR 2019: Day 2 Recap

Day 1 always feels like I’m remembering how to cover the show, while Day 4 has an urgent and highly rushed feel to it. Days...
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Lunch with halfwheel: Day 2

Back for another day at the Sands Expo Center, the halfwheel team is on the floor covering day 2 of IPCPR 2019. We had a...
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IPCPR 2019: What’s In My Bag – Brooks Whittington

Six years, six of these posts where I and the rest of the halfwheel staff explain what is in our bags that we carry around...
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IPCPR 2019: What’s In My Bag – Brian Burt

My What’s In My Bag posts haven’t really changed much over the years, with minor equipment changes here or there. Unsurprisingly, this year is the...
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IPCPR 2019: Day 0 Recap

Hello and welcome to halfwheel‘s coverage of the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show—it’s here, earlier than ever before. I’ve never been at a trade show...
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About Our New Look, 2019 Edition

This post should look a bit different. As you probably can tell, we’ve completely redesigned the look of halfwheel. As I mentioned the last time...
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What is IPCPR 2019?

IPCPR 2019 will begin one month from today, exactly 31 days. Regular readers of this site will know that the next month will see hundreds of news articles about new products debuting at the show, but for those who aren’t as familiar with the acronym or its importance for the cigar industry, here’s a primer. […]
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Listen: Charlie Minato on Cigar Jukebox

Last month I had the pleasure of being on the Cigar Jukebox podcast. I had the pleasure of talking with Dave Burck about halfwheel, cigar ratings, Australian...
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Six Parting Thoughts on Scott Gottlieb’s Resignation

I wasn’t planning on doing this explainer type post, but given that I keep receiving text messages and emails about the subject, here we are....
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InterTabac 2018: Concluding Thoughts

First off, my apologies on the delay of this post. My intention was to produce daily blogs from the event, but as I tried to...
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InterTabac 2018: Day 1

One of the nice parts of InterTabac is that most companies have the same booths—err stands—every year and for the most part, they are in...
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