This past Friday my good friend at W.Curtis Draper invited me and my camera to their new Bethesda location to an evening with Avo Uvezian to celebrate his 85th birthday. While Avo’s birthday was really March 22nd he’s spent his birthday month traveling and celebrating his birthday with many brothers and sisters of the leaf. To celebrate his birthday, W.Curtis Draper held a special dinner in his honor complete with an AVO 85th, AVO Companero and AVO Tesoro LE 2008 for each attendee to smoke. The dinner was catered by Guardado’s Restaurant and music by Unified Jazz Ensemble. For me and others though, the highlight of the evening was when Avo himself, along with Paul Garmirian and Unified Jazz Ensemble played a couple tunes together. It was an amazing experience to sit, watch and listen to a living legend in the cigar world jam out. The video doesn’t do the experience justice but thought you guys would enjoy nonetheless. Cheers to Avo!
IPCPR 2019: Complete Digest
And now, our coverage of IPCPR 2019 is complete. We hope you have enjoyed the videos. As is tradition, here is our complete list of interviews for your convenience. Enjoy! Now it’s time to get back to our regular cigar review programming. Have a fine weekend and a fine cigar!
IPCPR 2019: 19 Minutes with Pete Johnson
And of course, it wouldn’t be a trade show without the next installment of the Minutes With Pete Johnson. That’s right, it’s time to talk Tatuaje. We get started talking about the stealth release of the full-sized Chuck and Tiff, now with the proper Monster Series treatment. Then there’s Mexican Eperiment, with a limited runs […]
IPCPR 2019: Drew Estate: ACID 20
So you probably guessed it after seeing all the ACID intros to our trade show videos, Drew Estate pulled out the stops to honor the 20th Anniversary of ACID. Josh Roque takes us on a tour of a booth within a booth, the not-so-secret flavor playground of Fabien Ziegler, the ACID 20 booth. Once we […]
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Stogiereview.com is just moved to a higher level of the Youth Tube Cigar Show. It’s a great review Jerry.
Jerry, thank you so, so, so much for inviting me to the event! It was easily the most fun I had all of March. And I did some pretty fun things last month!
Man, what an awesome event. Lucky dog!