July 8, 2013 (Raleigh, NC) — The Moscato Brothers, Rob and Chris, are elated to announce the launch of Moscato Cigars at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Convention (IPCPR) at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas NV from July 13-17.   The cigars will be available for purchase starting July 13th.

Moscato Cigars are premium, hand rolled, long fill cigars that are sweet, smooth and well rounded just like Moscato Wine.

Moscato Wine is the #2 white wine varietal in the US and continues to grow exponentially year over year.  The wine industry named May 9th National Moscato Day and it is celebrated by millions in the US. “We believe Moscato Cigars will be the fastest launch in the history of the cigar industry due to the robust brand equity of Moscato, defined market, premium packaging and quality of our cigars,” said Rob Moscato.

The length and delicate process of developing a Moscato Cigar begins with tilling the fields and planting followed by selecting the highest quality leaves, then hand rolling and finalized with premium packaging. “All Moscato Cigars are long fill handcrafted in Honduras using the world’s finest tobaccos coupled with the Moscato Aromatic Blend which makes it a perfect smoke for both men and women,” said Chris Moscato.

The Moscato Brothers will be introducing The Phatty (6 x 54), The Blunt (4 7/8 x 54) and The Shorty (4 3/16 x 36) at IPCPR, Booth 3558, at the Sands Expo Center from July 13-17, 2013.

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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 previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.