At the 2009 IPCPR show we had finished wrapping up interviewing Matt Booth when Matt told us about a friend of his, Andre Farkas. Matt made the introductions, we did our thing with Andre and the rest is history. It is pretty fascinating to see Viaje Cigars go from this little known company, tucked away […]
Covering IPCPR isn’t all about covering the same guys we do every year but to meet, showcase and get to know the brands that we had previously overlooked or brands making their debut. Making his Stogie Review debut is Eddie Tarazona of Tarazona Cigars. Eddie takes a few moments to tell us about his brand, […]
Sean Williams of Primer Mundo is our dude. He is one of the cats that we know we can depend on every year to always take the time and make sure we have the access to him that we need. New this year, Sean shows off Clase Reserva and La Hermandad lines.
Brad Mayo of Jameson Cigar Co. is more than just another pretty face in the crowd. Every year he is very generous with his time when we twist his arm to be on camera. Last year Brad introduced us to the extremely boxed pressed Santos de Miami (that douche Brian Hewitt beat me to reviewing […]
Absence makes the heart grow fonder? Noticeably missing from the 2011 IPCPR show was Jon Huber, Mike Conder and the rest of the Crowned Heads family. Fast forward to IPCPR 2012 when Walt and I entered the show floor during setup, it was great to see the Crowned Heads booth as soon as you walk […]
For those of you who know Eddie Ortega you will agree that whenever you see him, he always has a warm smile on his face to greet you and an infectious laugh. It is that warm smile that always has you cheering for him. He’s another one of the good guys in the industry who […]