Episode 148 is our Summer of 2020 Virtual Trade Show!

The concept of a Virtual Trade Show is not one that came up as a result of COVID-19. We also are not claiming to be the first to do this in the cigar industry.

The last two years, we have done a pre-game for the IPCPR/PCA Trade Show called the “Big Board Show” where we talked through all of the releases that had been announced leading up to the trade show. Following the 2019 Trade Show, we had planned for 2020 to make a change to the format. Instead of our team going through the list of cigars being showcased at the Trade Show, we thought we would make it more interesting by bringing a representative from each brand on the show to discuss their releases. The show was planned for this past June, but with COVID-19 slowing down the product announcements, we have pushed this back into July.

If you are expecting a vHerf, this will not be the show for you. Each company representative will be given an exclusive window to talk about this releases.

You can learn more about the Virtual Trade Show here.

In addition to our guests, Aaron and Coop run down the Summer of ’20 “Big Board” of releases.


Company Representative
Black Label Trading Company James Brown
Crowned Heads Miguel Schoedel
Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Steve Saka
Alec Bradley Bradley Rubin
E.P. Carrillo Dave Sprit
Perdomo Arthur Kemper
Cubariqueno Juan Cancel & Kevin Keithan
AJ Fernandez Don Williams
Espinosa Hector Alfonso
Drew Estate Joe Gro
JRE Justo Eiroa
CLE/Asylum Tom Lazuka
Crux Casey Haugen
Epic Dean Parsoms
Fratello Omar de Frias
Macanudo Laurel Tilley
Gran Habano George Rico
Gurkha Juan Lopez
Micallef Andy Yafee
Mombacho Claudio Sgroi
Padilla Scott Lewis
Powstanie Cigar Hustler Mike
Stallone Todd Vance
Toscano Michael Capellini



Summer of ’20 Big Board

Don’t forget, you can catch us on Google Play MusiciTunesPodbean, and YouTube. The Prime Time Network of shows – the shows focusing on #industrytalk and #industrypeople.