June 29, 2019

IPCPR 2019: Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co.

If there was one booth towards the back of the show floor that seemed to have a steady stream of traffic on Saturday, it was…

IPCPR 2019: Powstanie

Powstanie is part of the NicaSueño family, and thus was in the RoMa Craft booth with the rest of the brands that are made at…

IPCPR 2019: Mombacho Cigars S.A.

Mombacho has a new collaboration with a favorite rum of the halfwheel staff, Diplomático. Despite my visit during lunch time, plenty of people were moving…

IPCPR 2019: Tre J Cigars

Tre J is a small brand started by a trio of friends to bring their love of cigars from the consumer level to the manufacturing…

IPCPR 2019: Joya de Nicaragua

With all of the color, sound and chaos that is the Drew Estate booth, it would be easy to miss the Joya de Nicaragua booth…

IPCPR 2019: Viaje

Once again, Viaje was part of the PDR Cigars booth, something attributable to the fact that PDR produces some of Viaje’s cigars. In terms of…

IPCPR 2019: J.C. Newman

Let’s get this out of the way, The American is still not available for purchase at the trade show, but it’s almost for sale. J.C….

IPCPR 2019: Padrón

It seems like the lead-up to the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show was almost a bit too quiet when it came to Padrón. Near…

Lunch With halfwheel: Day 1

Live from day 1 of IPCPR 2019, it’s halfwheel’s beloved editorial assistant: Heather Hartel. I helped out with the convention last year, and came back…

IPCPR 2019: RoMa Craft Tobac

RoMa Craft Tobac was the first booth I hit on day one, as they get so busy throughout the show it’s sometimes hard to get…

IPCPR 2019: AGANORSA Leaf

AGANORSA Leaf has one of the more unique strategies for IPCPR 2019: three new cigars that all use the same wrapper. Beyond the wrapper choice,…