We caught up with our pal Steve Saka when we snuck onto the IPCPR (International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailer) show floor today.
We tried to catch him yesterday, but were greeted with this:
Where was Steve? Apparently we'd missed him and his lovely wife Cindy, by nano seconds. My fault. I'm a slow walker--plus that whole distraction thing. There's much to be distracted by, even before the show officially opens. (Yes, maybe some distractions are caused by backwards-speeding forklifts. That's some mad skillz right there!)
So today, while using my own superpowers, we caught up with Steve and Cindy on the show floor. (Not the ACTUAL floor--the couple was appropriately upright.)
Valentino's the number one fan of Steve's Sobremesa, the first cigar to come out of Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust. (You may remember that cigar was Cigar of the Month not too long ago.)
(Valentino takes his time with photographs, therefore creating awesome pics like this. Once upon a time, it was a Sobremesa short Churchill. Now it's a really short one.)
Steve's launching a new Sobremesa size--the short Churchill, along with something else new. We're very much looking forward to setting that one aflame!!
Whaaa? The espresso martini is kicking in! Got to go before my grammar sux.