July 27, 2014

IPCPR 2014: Oettinger Davidoff AG

There was no big Davidoff Nicaragua launch. No reintroduction of Camacho. No Avo Uvezian. In many ways, the Davidoff booth felt less spectacular than in...
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IPCPR 2014: Dante

While there may have not been an abundance of new product on display at the IPCPR trade show, Mo Fakhro and Michael Huff have plenty in...
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IPCPR 2014: Rocky Patel

After covering Rocky Patel for the last five years, there are two things that have been hallmarks of the company’s trade shows each year. One,...
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IPCPR 2014: Las Cumbres Tabaco

It’s hard to consider José Blanco “new” when it comes to anything regarding the cigar business. When one looks up “cigar industry veteran”—it seems almost...
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IPCPR 2014: Arturo Fuente & J.C. Newman

After a few years of a lot of new product from Arturo Fuente and J.C. Newman, the two family-owned companies seemed focused on things other...
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Herrera Esteli Norteño Robusto Grande (Prerelease)

For well over a year now, there have been photos of the Herrera Esteli Norteño floating around online, as well as the cigars themselves at events...
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IPCPR 2014: Ashton

If you were hoping to find a new inexpensive Ashton product at this year’s IPCPR convention and trade show, you should keep looking. The company...
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This was the second trade show for Reinier Lorenzo’s HVC and the place where the company’s first non-AGANORSA produced line debuted. More importantly, the company has...
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IPCPR 2014: Daniel Marshall

While the music was not the loudest—that honor once again went to Drew Estate—Daniel Marshall was the only company with a live rapper in its...
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IPCPR 2014: Cubanacan

For Cubanacan, there was one name being talked about at the 2014 IPCPR convention and trade show, Hirochi Robaina. The grandson of the legendary Cuban...
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Honolulu Could Raise Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

A pair of Honolulu City Council members have introduced a bill that would raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 years...
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