Vivalo Cigars was one of the dreaded “new booths” of the trade show. The dreaded part is of course a joke and the reality is that Patrick Vivalo isn’t new. Vivalo worked for Rocky Patel Premium Cigars for over a decade before leaving earlier this year to focus on Vivalo Cigars.

Vivalo IPCPR 2015 Booth

Vivalo Logo IPCPR 2015

New Packaging
While there’s no new cigar, the company’s only line—Vivalo Serie Exclusivo—has updated bands and boxes, something Vivalo said he introduced in order to help better sell the cigar nationally. It uses a Colorado-shade wrapper from Jalapa, Nicaragua, binder from Nicaragua and Nicaraguan fillers from Estelí and Jalapa.

Vivalo Cigars

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.