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August 2010

Saturday Report: 122 Cigars

Posted: Aug 14, 2010 12:00am ET

I’m home from the IPCPR trade show going through my notes and all the cigars I brought home from the trip. I thought I’d put together a few numbers about what I found in New Orleans.

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Thursday Report: IPCPR Day Three

Posted: Aug 12, 2010 12:00am ET

There was sad news to report as the trade show began this morning. I found out that Jean Clement, the cigarmaker who was better known by the name of his cigars, Juan Clemente, died here at the trade show. But, as with all things in this world, life must go on, and so did the trade show.

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Wednesday Report: IPCPR Day Two

Posted: Aug 11, 2010 12:00am ET

The talk of the morning was the tropical storm watch-New Orleans was in the bullseye of a storm system that had formed in the gulf, and it was expected to gather strength and hit us on Thursday.

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Tuesday Report: IPCPR Day Two

Posted: Aug 10, 2010 12:00am ET

After a bracing southern breakfast of eggs, grits and biscuits at the hole-in-the-wall New Orleans institution known as Mother's, I rolled into the convention center for the formal start of the IPCPR trade show.

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First Day in New Orleans

Posted: Aug 10, 2010 12:00am ET

I flew into New Orleans Monday afternoon for the start of the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers show, also known as the IPCPR.

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Going to the Trade Show

Posted: Aug 6, 2010 12:00am ET

Starting Monday I’ll be in New Orleans for the annual International Cigar Pipe and Retailer trade show, the show formerly known as RTDA. Those of you who follow the industry know that this is the time when cigar companies unveil their latest smokes. Those of you who are new to this blog or website should get ready: there’s going to be a lot of news about great new smokes coming out next week.

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