Tony Bellatto is hanging out in the Caldwell booth, or maybe you could say “Caldwell space.” He noted that there wasn’t anything new for La Barba at the moment, but he did take a moment to chat with us.

It’s always hard to cover a booth when there aren’t any new products, or even more so when there are no products on display, but the La Barba/Caldwell crew certainly made it interesting.

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Brian Burt

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.