#IPCPR17 Behind The Leaf

There’s a huge misperception of what the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) trade show is all about. Many think that it’s a “Trick or Treat” bag grab and smoke fest for dudes that like cigars, and this couldn’t be further from the truth. Like any other industry that is made up of independent…

IPCPR Takeaways

The 2016 IPCPR is a wrap and I’m finally getting my legs back under me. After being sidetracked by the airline industry I finally made it to the Sands Expo Center, in Las Vegas, NV to see and meet those that keep the cigar industry fresh and relevant. While there weren’t tons of new releases…

First the FDA, Now Southwest Airlines

I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but how is it that headed into the most important week of the year for the cigar industry does a major airline have a technical glitch and basically shut down. As I type this post, I am supposed to be in Las Vegas plotting my course for the week at…