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!
We stop by the EP Carrillo booth to talk with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo to discuss the new cigars for 2019.
What do you get when two manufacturers work together on a cigar? If you said “a collaboration”, you’d be right, but with this joint effort from Agio Cigars and the musically-inclined Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, the term we’re looking for is “Dueto”. As in the Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto. As you have probably guessed, Dueto is Spanish […]
We visit with Boris Wintermans and Jaime Florez-Estrada at the Royal Agio booth to talk about the new offerings from the Balmoral line. We also talk to them about their collaboration with Ernesto Perez Carrillo on the Dueto.
The La Gloria Cubana Colección Reserva was released at the 2017 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, NV. The cigar is a collaboration with Ernesto Perez Carrillo who took over the La Gloria Cubana line in Miami in 1980 where it had been in operation since 1972. La Gloria Cubana was one of the hottest […]
We always enjoy talking to Jose Blanco, this year at IPCPR 2017 we caught up with him in the EP Carrillo booth. He tells us Dusk and La Historia are flying off the shelves and the new Short Runs (Nicaragua and 2016) are selling well too. And despite lower attendance, EP Carrillo’s sales numbers are […]
This we talked to Yuri Guillen about the latest developments with La Gloria Cubana. If he looks familiar to you, you might be remembering him from part two of our General Cigar Factory Tour from earlier this year. Yuri is the production manager for the vast General Cigar factory in the Dominican Republic. At IPCPR […]
Crowned Heads really did well this year in terms of booth placement. They were very close to the main entrance, just a little off to one side. It was convenient for us, as we inevitably walked past them at least twice a day. Which means I probably said “we gotta go talk to Jon” half […]
I caught up with industry legend and long time friend of Stogie Review Ernesto Perez-Carrillo on the last day of IPCPR 2015. Time was short so we kept the video quick. In it, he shows us the Seleccion Oscuro, Edicion Limitada 2015 and Ernesto’s Humidor No. 1 which features three of his favorite blends (Broadleaf, […]
It’s once time 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), […]