2019 was the fourth IPCPR Trade Show for Tim Wong and Pier 28 Premium Cigars. Each year, Pier 28 has been able to use the IPCPR Trade Show to launch a new release. Along the way, the company is building a very nice portfolio of high-quality cigars.
As it has for the past three years, Pier 28 shared space as a part of Espinosa Cigars booth. This year, the Espinosa booth was one of the more uniquely designed ones as it was made out of 100% recycled cardboard. This included the stands that were at the booth for all of the brands – including Pier 28 Premium Cigars.
This year saw Pier 28 introduce its fourth line, the Pier 28 Connecticut. It’s a cigar Wong says is somewhere between a traditional Connecticut Shade cigar and many of the new wave Nicaraguan-centric Connecticut Shade cigars. The cigar features an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler. Packaging-wise, Wong keeps to the theme of paying homage to the professional sports teams of the San Francisco Bay Area as the Pier 28 Connecticut features the colors of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks team.
IPCPR 2019 Product Reports
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