Events & Festivals

Procigar 2017: Day 4

The story they like to tell goes like this. A vice-rector of a Catholic university once visited a rural school in one of the most…

Procigar 2017: Day 3

There are many constants of Procigar, not getting enough sleep is amongst them. After writing a quick story about some positive FDA news, I headed…

Procigar 2017: Day 1

As Patrick Lagreid mentioned yesterday, Monday started out in a Dominican night club called Coco Bongo, which apparently is a chain—learn something new everyday. After…

Puro Sabor 2017: Day 5

The second full day of Estelí got off to a similarly early start as the day before. I am going to be honest, I had…

TPE 2017: Day 2 + Conclusion

My morning started out quiet early: 6:30 a.m. to be exact. While I’m sure we would have sent someone to cover Tobacco Plus Expo, my…

Puro Sabor 2017: Day 4

My Thursday morning started off with a visit to the My Father Cigars S.A. factory, an impressive facility right on the Panamerican Highway that I…

Puro Sabor 2017: Day 3

At some point, a bus ride to Estelí was in order. Wednesday morning was the day. Our busses were quickly joined by La Policía Nacional,…

TPE 2017: Day 1

I spent five minutes thinking to myself: was the live alpaca the weirdest thing I saw at TPE today? And with that, a few thoughts about…

Puro Sabor 2017: Day 2

While there were plenty of cigars smoked on the second day of Puro Sabor 2017, the day was more about experiencing some of the Granada…

TPE 2017: Day 0

Hello from Las Vegas. It’s the latest stop on my seemingly never-ending travel circus. I’m here for the 2017 Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE), which begins…

Puro Sabor 2017: Day 1

Last week, Patrick Lagreid and I went to the Puro Sabor festival in Nicaragua. It’s the Nicaraguan cigar festival and we are providing coverage, broken up…