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.
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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 have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.