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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…