Stogie Press 2015 Top 25 Cigars

  It is two days before Santa arrives and we are pleased to announce the next 5 candidates for the Stogie Press Top 25 cigars for 2015. Of course we feature only Boutique blends in our list since there are so  many other lists out there. Once all 25 are announced we will publish the Read more about Stogie Press 2015 Top 25 Cigars[…]

IPCPR Best of Show Awards

Each year as we walk about the IPCPR show, we like to give awards for what we feel are the best booths in terms of looks and telling the merchandising story. Last year it was pretty easy. We had not been to the ICPCR before, so everything was new & pretty exciting for us. This Read more about IPCPR Best of Show Awards[…]

Cigar Trends at the IPCPR 2015

Every show we get to see the coming cigar trends – the things that you will see at your local tobacconist in the next coming months. There are things that just everyone seems to have latched onto. A big trend from last year’s show was the BIG ring gauge cigar. We saw an awful lot Read more about Cigar Trends at the IPCPR 2015[…]

IPCPR 2015 Day 2 – Old Friends New Cigars

Day 2 of the 83rd Annual IPCPR 2015 has come to a close. It was a fun day reacquainting with many of our old friends and manufacturers in our treasured industry. The morning started great when waiting in line to enter I met up with Mary Lynn Kane from Cigar Babes. She is such a Read more about IPCPR 2015 Day 2 – Old Friends New Cigars[…]

IPCPR 2015 – An Introduction

Well it is mid-July and that means it is time for the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailer (IPCPR) annual show. This year it is in New Orleans, LA – The Big Easy. This is a city that earlier this year attempted to pass a comprehensive smoking ban and it was swiftly amended by the Read more about IPCPR 2015 – An Introduction[…]