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IPCPR 2015: Viaje

I passed the Viaje booth at IPCPR 2015 several times thinking Andre Farkas wasn’t there. It turns out he was there the whole time, I just didn’t recognize him without his trademark glasses. It’s a little like what happens when Superman puts on glasses, only in reverse. (I think he should also consider the Superman […]

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IPCPR 2015: La Aurora

We paid a visit to the Miami/La Aurora booth at IPCPR 2015, and the La Aurora folks decided to shake it up a bit. Instead of talking to Guillermo Leon, they had us speak to Manuel Inoa, La Aurora’s master blender. Speaking of shaking things up, Manuel kicked off the video by showing us the […]

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IPCPR 2015: Foundation Cigars

I think we all knew that Nicholas Melillo would be back in the cigar business in more than just a consulting capacity, it was just a matter of time. A little over a year, as it turns out. I believe I saw the press release announcing the creation of Foundation Cigar Company as I was […]

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IPCPR 2015: Dunhill

While in the General Cigar booth at IPCPR 2015, I spent a good amount of time speaking with Steven Kron the representative for Dunhill Tobacco of London, both on and off camera. On camera we covered the full-bodied Heritage by Dunhill, the very limited Seleccion Suprema, the new robusto three packs and the re-release of […]

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IPCPR 2015: Foundry

There is no telling what you can expect when you step into the Foundry portion of the General Cigar booth at the trade show. At IPCPR 2015 we learned that Michael Giannini has re-imagined and transformed classic Cuban brands Ramon Allones and Bolivar as Foundry cigars. That means striking new packaging, blends and vitolas for […]

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IPCPR 2015: Leccia

It’s always nice to see Sam Leccia. The professional wrestler (Flex Armstrong) Sam had with him at trade show told me if I didn’t say that, he’d show me what “Chin Music” & “Frog Splash” mean. Now that it’s safe to talk, let’s go over what Sam brought to IPCPR 2015. In this video we […]

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IPCPR 2015: CAO

I made a point to stop by Rick Rodriguez and Ed McKenna’s corner of the General Cigar booth to see what CAO brought to IPCPR 2015. Rick told us about the Flatehead Steel Horse and the budget-friendly CAO Pilon. Ed brings good news to all you Parrotheads out there, CAO has entered into a partnership […]

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IPCPR 2015: Partagas & Cohiba

Next up in the IPCPR 2015 General Cigar booth was Steve Abbot and he wanted to talk about Partagas and Cohiba. We got started with the Partagas Aniversario, celebrating the 170th anniversary of the Partagas brand. Steve turns it the discussion over to Abel Cruz to talk in more detail about the blend, including a […]

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