In our travels around the trade show floor on the third day we dropped by the Fratello booth to get the latest from our friend Omar de Frias. There’s a lot going on with Fratello this year, Omar is three new products, the diminutive Fratello Piccolo, the Navetta Inverso Boxer, and the Space Pack. There’s […]
In the Joya de Nicaragua section of the vast Drew Estate booth we talk to Andres Dietta about the new Connecticut wrapped Antaño CT, the Obras Maestros, the Numero Uno, a cigar that was originally created for Nicaraguan ambassadors, and finally the Cinco Décadas Fundador.
You know what you can always count on at IPCPR? You can count on Pedro Gomez to bring it with a smile. And bring it he does again in the Drew Estate booth. We talk about the rebirth of the BOTL (Brothers Of The Leaf) cigar as a brick and mortar exclusive and the new […]
We stop by the EP Carrillo booth to talk with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo to discuss the new cigars for 2019.
We catch up with Robert Holt of Southern Draw to discuss the many new offerings from Southern Draw, including some line extensions and package rebranding.
We meet up with Jon Huber of Crowned Heads to discuss the new La Coilicion, a collaboration between Jon Huber and Willy Herrera of Drew Estate, and Juarez cigars.
In the RoMa Craft Tobac booth we did a little reminiscing about the good old days with Skip Martin, but then we cinched up our tactical video-enabled fanny packs and got to the business at hand. New cigars. Skip talks to us about the new Baka, the Whiskey Rebellion, the new limited edition Neanderthal LH, […]
Dropping by the S.T. Dupont section of the Davidoff booth is always exciting for us. It’s a visual exploration of cigar accessories can be artistically. In the past we’ve learned that a pen and a lighter can become a wild west revolver, this year we find out you can light a cigar with tap water. […]
In this video we talk to Michael Giannini and Indiana Ortez about what’s happening with Ventura Cigar Company at IPCPR 2019. First we hear about the cigar collaboration project with Benji Menendez and Manolo Quesada called the Cuban Cigar Factory, which will two blends in three sizes. Then we take out the very colorful, black […]
In an earlier interview, we talked about what’s new with H. Upmann this year. Now we return to the Altadis booth and talk to Eddy Guerra about the new very limited humidor to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their factory in the Dominican Republic and comes with a special box-pressed Montecristo No. 2. We also […]