Catelli Cigars booth IPCPR 2016

Catelli Cigars has been on the scene for a few years now and may best be known for their silhouettes of women in their marketing and the naming of vitolas. This year the company returned to IPCPR with a new limited edition and a new line to share with the industry.

Catelli Cigars Cabaletta IPCPR 2016

Catelli Cabaletta

A new cigar being made by Erik Espinosa at his La Zona factory in Estelí, NIcaragua, it’s being released in a single vitola but two wrapper options

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Rosado or Ecuadorian Maduro
  • Binder: n/a
  • Filler: n/a
  • Catelli Cabaletta Rosado Alto (6 x 48) — $9.90 (Box of 10, $99.00)
  • Catelli Cabaletta Maduro Alto (6 x 48) — $9.90 (Box of 10, $99.00)

Launch Date: Immediately after the show

Production: Limited Production

Catelli Cigars Boxare IPCPR 2016

Catelli Boxare

A new box-pressed maduro being offered in three box-pressed sizes. The company was showing off its pre-release bands but the line will get a slightly new look when they hit retail stores.

  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Catelli Boxare Champ (6 x 60) — $9.20 (Box of 20, $184)
  • Catelli Boxare Contender (5 x 52) — $8.40 (Box of 20, $168)
  • Catelli Boxare Defender (6 x 52) — $8.80 (Box of 20, $176)

Launch Date: Limited pre-launch prior to Aug. 8, full release shortly after the end of the trade show

Production: Regular production

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.