August 11, 2016

IPCPR 2016: Rocky Patel Premium Cigars

I think it’s fair to say that Rocky Patel had the only hired singer of the trade show. A Sinatra impersonator was serenading the booth...
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IPCPR 2016: Miami Cigar & Co.

A new year, another new brand for the Miami Cigar & Co. family. This time, it’s Nicholas Melillo and his new flavored brand, The Upsetters....
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IPCPR 2016: Top 3 Things – Brooks Whittington Edition

As a new feature to this halfwheel’s coverage of the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show this year, we have decided that each member of the...
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IPCPR 2016: Casa Fernández

Casa Fernández’s 2016 trade show strategy can be described as a little bit of this, a little bit of that. There’s line extensions, new blends,...
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IPCPR 2016: Top 3 Things – Charlie Minato Edition

As we walk from booth to booth or stumble from party to party, we get asked a lot, what have you seen that is cool/exciting/interesting at the...
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IPCPR 2016: Guayacan

The anchor of the four Tabacalera NOA booths is Guayacan. Tabacalera NOA is the factory of Noel Rojas and Brandon Hayes and Guayacan is of...
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IPCPR 2016: Kuuts

Kuuts’ journey in the U.S. enters a decidedly new chapter with the addition of Steve Ysidron. The cigar industry veteran joined the company earlier this...
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Bessemer City, N.C. Bans Smoking in Parks and Public Spaces

Come Sept. 1, smokers in Bessemer City, N.C. will be hard pressed to find a place to light up, as the city passed a comprehensive...
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