July 19, 2015

IPCPR 2015: HVC Cigars

Each year, it seems HVC Cigars is getting bigger. This year, Reinier Lorenzo’s booth was big enough for him to have a couch. He was also...
Read More

IPCPR 2015: Mombacho Cigars S.A.

Mombacho has moved out on its own, not only in booth terms but in distribution terms as well. After parting ways with RoMa Craft for...
Read More

IPCPR 2015: Ashton

It was a relatively simple show from Ashton Distributors, Inc. That being said, Robert Levin, the head of the company, didn’t seem to mind the somewhat...
Read More

IPCPR 2015: Cigar Oasis

The focus of this year’s trade show for Cigar Oasis is expanding on the company’s Wi-Fi Attachment, which is now known as Smart Humidor. In...
Read More

IPCPR 2015: Rocky Patel Premium Cigars

Somewhere in herhe trade show dictionary will be the entry “bad idea” and underneath will be something along the lines of: trying to interview Rocky...
Read More

IPCPR 2015: La Palina

La Palina owner Bill Paley told halfwheel he enjoys controversy. If that’s the case, he’s having a great trade show. My booth visit to La Palina...
Read More

IPCPR 2015: Illusione

There are definitively singular booths containing multiple exhibitors that are easy to identify than the Casa Fernández/Foundation/Illusione space, but all three companies are there and...
Read More

IPCPR 2015: FDG Cigars

There are three companies celebrating their 20th anniversaries this year, one of which is Flor de Gonzalez. The company had a big year in 2014...
Read More

IPCPR 2015: Turrent

The Turrent family is showing off its latest creation, Casa Turrent, which has been on the international market for some time but should begin shipping...
Read More

IPCPR 2015: What’s In My Bag – Brian Burt Edition

I’m the outlier of the halfwheel staff. The standard is a MacBook Pro and a Canon DSLR. I however have done things a little different,...
Read More

IPCPR 2015: La Sirena

La Sirena Cigars was showing off its newest release, the Porthole by La Sirena, which is made up of three cigars in two different blends, all of...
Read More
1 2