Next week, nearly the entire cigar industry will gather in Las Vegas for the annual IPCPR trade show. It's a showcase of new cigars behind booths manned by all the personalities of the cigar industry, with retailers from around the United States (and some from outside the U.S.) walking the aisles looking to buy.
Team Cigar Aficionado is ready to head out
there and fill our notebooks.Gordon
Mott and I will be blogging from the show next week, keeping you
abreast of what's going on. Gregory Mottola and Andrew Nagy will be
taking notes for future web stories as well as our comprehensive
writeups in Cigar Insider. We're going to puff and write away to let you
know what to expect in the coming weeks and months.
I'm not sure what type of crowd to expect, but I hear that the booth space has sold out, which is a very good sign. There's an excitement about heading back to Las Vegas, and I'm especially happy due to the recent lessening of Nevada's smoking ban. Smoking with your meal is back in some places, and I'm looking forward to puffing away after dinner.
Follow the site next week to keep abreast of what's going on. And since virtually everyone who makes a great cigar will be out there, if you have questions for them, let me know, and we'll do our best to get them answered.
For those of you in the industry, see you in Vegas. For everyone reading, follow us next week as we smoke up a storm at the trade show.