Thank you all for commenting, I hope you enjoyed the booth posts. Now for what you came here for.

Like we’ve done for many years, there were four contests, one each pertaining to posts we published on July 8, 9 and 10, and a grand prize that covered all 167 booth posts we published. As is typically the case, the winners were picked using I counted the number of posts per day—except for the last one—and then used to pick a random post and then a random comment.

The winners are as follows:

  • Day 1 — Michael Leary for this comment on the RoMa Craft Tobac post. (3, 10)
  • Day 2 — Damon Holland for this comment on the Garo post. (5, 23)
  • Day 3 — George Karr for this comment on the Oscar Valladres Tobacco & Co. post. (4, 32)
  • Grand Prize — Benjamin Ha for this comment on the Crowned Heads post. (47, 14)

If you won, details about how to claim your prize are here.

Thank you to Drew Estate for sponsoring these prizes as well as halfwheel’s coverage of the 2023 PCA 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.