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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler No. 248

22 Jul 2011

As we have since July 2006, each Friday we’ll post a mixed bag of quick cigar news and other items of interest. Below is our latest Friday Sampler.

1) This week, William S. Spann was announced as the new chief executive officer of the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Association at the group’s 79th annual Trade Show in Las Vegas. Spann replaces Joe Rowe, who headed up IPCPR for a decade. His previous experience includes a 20-year career with the Navy, serving as chief of staff of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation, and several executive roles within Governor Jeb Bush’s administration. “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the IPCPR, I want to extend a hearty welcome to Bill Spann who, we are confident, will help continue moving the association forward on behalf of its retail and manufacturing members,” said Gary Pesh, president of the IPCPR. “At the same time, we wish Joe Rowe a long and happy retirement.”

2) Now that has returned from covering the 2011 Trade Show, we’re looking forward to reviewing many new cigars over the coming months. We’re happy to prioritize the order of these reviews based on our readers’ interests. Though we face some constraints in terms of immediate availability, we’d love to hear from you about which cigars you’re most interested to read about. So feel free to leave a comment or shoot us an email.

3) Inside the Industry: This week Patrick S attended the IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas and got plenty of information about new releases. Check out his coverage from Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and be on the lookout for a show wrap-up next week.

4) Deal of the Week: The exclusive My Father El Hijo is available for pre-order here. For a limited time, those who order a box get a free T-shirt.

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photo credit: IPCPR

2 Responses to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler No. 248”

  1. Cigar Seeker Friday, July 22, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    I hate to be the party pooper here, but personally I prefer regular production cigars over limited releases. If I like a cigar, I like to know that I can buy it again in the future! So in response to your request for input on reviews to do, let me request that you increase the number of reviews of regular production cigars.

  2. Donte Friday, July 22, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    I would like to hear about the Rocky Patel 2003 Vintage Cameroon. I'm a Rocky and Cameroon fan. If this cigar is anything like the 1990 or 1992 this would be my new everyday cigar. Especially when the seconds hit the big internet retailers.