It’s time once again for another issue of Brian’s The Week In Smoke. In case this is your first Week in Smoke, be advised that it covers many (though not necessarily all) of the cigars I’ve smoked in the past week (or the past month, or however long it has been since the last issue), […]
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: Foundation
It’s time for us to talk to Foundation’s Tobacco Güegüense, Nick Melillo in the shadow of the booth’s 13 foot tall pyramids. We start off talking about the new Highclere Castle Victorian, then we look at the lancero line extension for The Tabernacle Havana Seed #142 and then there’s the son of the wise man, […]
IPCPR 2019: Fratello
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 […]
IPCPR 2019: Joya de Nicaragua
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.
IPCPR 2019: RoMa Craft Tobac
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, […]
IPCPR 2019: S.T. Dupont
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. […]
IPCPR 2019: Ventura Cigar Company
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 […]
IPCPR 2019: Sindicato
During our second day on the trade show floor, we stopped to talk to Gene Tipton about what’s new with Sindicato these days. He tells us about the forthcoming Cubico, the popular Particulares, and of course the flagship Sindicato lines.