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Live Updates from the IPCPR Trade Show (Day 2)

9 Aug 2009

[Editors’ Note: NEW ORLEANS — co-founders Patrick A and Patrick S are reporting live today from the 77th annual International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) Trade Show. This convention is where cigar makers from around the world come to showcase their products and debut their new creations. Check back throughout the day for live updates.]

11:00am CDT: In our search for a cutter, we stopped by the Palío booth where we saw their new sportsman cutter series and also a new Churchill size of the Escencia cigar that they released at last year’s show. We also stopped by the Arganese booth where Gene Arganese gave us the story behind “S-This,” which he figures will save smokers over 40 cents per cigar.

Gene Arganese and the "S-This" Hat

2:30pm CDT: Just met with Jesus Fuego who told us about his new 777 Corojo made with a Brazilian corojo wrapper. His father is growing the corojo wrapper in Brazil and Fuego says he is the only one to have access to it, which will be the focus of some upcoming limited releases.

J. Fuego 777 Corojo

3:45pm CDT: Got the run down on the new smokes from Altadis. Some of the highlights were a Siglo Limited Reserve Maduro, Montecristo 75th Anniversary, Frank Llaneza 1961, Romeo y Julieta Maduro, and a Bering Puro Nicaragua.

Siglo Maduro

4:30pm CDT: Dropped by the Padrón booth and saw the highly-anticipated Padrón Reserva de Familia 45th Anniversary. Due out in September, the box-pressed smoke will be released only in a maduro wrapper at first, with a natural wrapper possibly to come later this year.

Padrón 45th Anniversary

[View all of our shots from the IPCPR Trade Show at the official Flickr album.]

Patrick A & Patrick S

photo credit: Stogie Guys

7 Responses to “Live Updates from the IPCPR Trade Show (Day 2)”

  1. cigarfan Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 5:03 pm #

    Great reporting as usual! Thanks for the updates, and keep 'em coming!

  2. Adam Hughes Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 7:38 pm #

    Nice! this is the First time i get to see the new Padron. Not sure if red is the way to go, but nonetheless I see myself spending way to much money on those in the near future.

    Keep the updates coming!

  3. furious Monday, August 10, 2009 at 3:57 am #

    Those Padron's look good enough to eat. Beautiful colorado maduro wrapper on those.

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