Chinnock Cellars Booth IPCPR 2016

Brian Chinnock’s booth was right at the front of the trade show, literally right in front of Drew Estate’s massive booth and one of the first booths retailers come across when they enter the show floor. His featured new cigar is a rerelease of a limited edition he did last year, but with a new name and a special meaning.

Chinnock Cellars TLP IPCPR 2016

Chinnock Cellars T.L.P.

Chinnock got into the world of infused cigars last year with XOXO, an extremely limited edition of 500 cigars with leaves that had been hand-sprayed with premium cognac by Sandy Cobas at El Titan de Bronze in Miami. This year, the cigar returns with a different name, as it is now called the Chinnock Cellars T.L.P. The new name is in honor of Chinnock’s wife, Terry Lynn Paiva, who passed away due to diabetes on February 27.

He is using the release not only to honor his wife, but to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association (ADA). All of the proceeds from the 1,000 cigars being produced will go to ADA, while each cigar shop will contribute one dollar to the charity, with that donation included in the purchase price. The goal is to raise $25,000 for the organization.

Blend details are still not being disclosed, but Chinnock has acknowledged that it uses tobaccos featured in the company’s Cremoir and Terroir lines.

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  • Chinnock Cellars T.L.P. (6 x 52) — $30 (Box of 5, $150)

Launch Date: Immediately following the trade show.

Production: 200 Boxes of 5 Cigars

Chinnock Cellars Pressoir coffee IPCPR 2016

Additionally, Chinnock showed off his burgeoning Pressoir coffee line, which is being produced by Twin Engine Coffee and is available for retailers to sell. A bag runs about $15.

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.