News – IPCPR CEO Bill Spann Resigns

IPCPR LogoColumbus, GA - Citing a two-plus year separation from his family and the opportunity for employment in his new home town of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, IPCPR Chief Executive Officer Bill Spann today informed his Board of Directors he will resign his position effective September 21, 2013.  (Spann led the association to the two most successful trade shows in the association’s 82-year history, and reversed a decade-long decline in membership) Continue reading

IPCPR 2013 – My Father Cigars

One of the best displays at this year’s IPCPR was the My Father Cigars, Tatuaje and L’Atelier booth.  While we weren’t able to get time with Pete Johnson or Dan Walsh, we WERE able to catch up with My Father Cigars VP of Sales, Jose Ortega.

In this interview, Ortega gives us an inside look at the all-new 2013 Limited Edition DPG 10th Anniversary and the already popular re-introduction of the new El Centurion - enjoy!

IPCPR 2013 – Fratello Cigars

One of the new and exciting discoveries at this year’s IPCPR was Fratello Cigars.  We were able to catch up with Omar de Frias, the company’s owner/founder.  In this interview, de Frias gives us an inside look at his initial release, which is simply called Fratello – enjoy!

IPCPR 2013 – Jose Blanco of Joya de Nicaragua

Another one of our must stops at IPCPR 2013 was catching up with Jose Blanco and the gang at Joya de Nicaragua.  In this interview, Blanco gives us a couple of minutes to share a couple new and exiting things on the horizon for JdN.  Once of which being the all-new 1970 Antano Big Bull, a big and bold 7×70 full-bodied cigar – enjoy!

IPCPR 2013 – Clay Roberts of AJ Fernandez Cigars

One of our must stops at IPCPR 2013 was the booth of AJ Fernandez Cigars. For this interview, we were able to catch up with Clay Roberts to discuss their 2013 releases.  In this clip, Roberts gives us a detailed breakdown of the all-new Oval Connecticut and Pinolero Maduro – enjoy!

IPCPR 2013 – George Rodriguez of Rodrigo Cigars

We stopped by the House of Emilio to catch up with George Rodriguez of Rodrigo Cigars.  In this interview, Rodriguez gives us an overview of his three (3) line offering.  In addition, we’re given an inside-look at a new technological advancement being used by Rodrigo Cigars.  You gotta love a company willing to embrace technology to maximize market penetration – George, thanks for your time my friend, cheers!

IPCPR 2013 – Chinnock Cellars Cigars

Today we spend time with one of the hot up and coming boutique brands, Chinnock Cellars Cigars. In this interview, owner/founder Brian Chinnock talks about their all-new Pressoir. In addition, Chinnock rewinds the clock to talk about his two previous releases, Estate and Terroir – enjoy!