Editor’s Note: It’s odd to think how close the trade show is. It’s by far the most interesting calm before the storm I’ve seen in the industry, and I think there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that this year will be a lot different. Over the next 12 days there will be a lot of new product announced, but for a lot of reasons, a lot less than most would imagine. Our IPCPR guide will be published next week and provide a good idea of what you can expect, and a bit of what will be missing. I’ve written about this before, but I think there will be a bit of a pivotal moment in the industry regarding whether or not retailers will let manufacturers slow down.

  • La Aurora Puro Vintage to Debut at IPCPR 2013 — Here.
  • La Sirena Triton Coming — Here.
  • OSOK to Return in Las Vegas — Story here.
  • SAG Imports Adds Cubita Nouveau — Here.
  • Habanos Announces El Rey Del Mundo Infantes — The new Cuba ER, here.
  • Latest Flor de las Antillas Heads to Binny’s Beverage Depot — Here, the next Flor de las Antillas is coming sooner than you think.
  • La Flor Dominicana Chapter 1 Heads to IPCPR — Story here.
  • XIKAR Announces ELX — Here.
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  • CAO Announces American Slyce — It’s a new Flavours flavor, apple pie is what halfwheel was told. According to this tweet, they are shipping already.
  • Espinosa Coronas Head to Chattanooga Tweet-Up — Here.
  • Nat Sherman 1930 Goes on Sale — Per this tweet, our story is here.
  • Puros Indios Especial The Chief Returns — According to the company, it never really went away. After announcing plans to discontinue the cigar, the company saw a drastic increase in order for the 18 x 66 cigar, so they’ve decided to return it to protection.
  • Rocky Patel Freedom The Works Sampler Announced — Story here.
  • La Palina Adds Three Sizes to Classic Line — Press release here.
  • Nomad Cigar Company Heads to A.J. Fernandez — Details here.
  • La Palina Maduro 40 to Debut at IPCPR 2013 — Here.
  • Gran Habano American Puro — Now with a press release here.
  • La Palina Mr. Sam Coming — Press release here.
  • 7-20-4 Hustler & Spider Releases Coming — Here.
  • Toraño Exodus Finite Announced — Press release is here.
  • PDR Announces Signature Lines — Press release here.
  • Fratello Cigars Scheduled for Summer Launch — Press release here.
  • Arandoza Cigars Announces White Label 2013 — Press release here.
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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.