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Blog Roundup: Fat Sticks, IPCPR Debriefing, Cigar Variety

Last week was a monster of a news cycle for the cigar industry. Now that the annual IPCPR convention is over, most of us are just starting to get back to business as usual after a frenetic week in New Orleans. Now that the dust is settling, we’re able to look back with some hindsight and gain perspective on where our industry is at and where it’s going.

Cigar Aficionado reports that the 6 x 60 cigar is an increasingly popular choice among cigar smokers in the United States. Based on the results of their survey, it’s ranked third behind Robusto and Toro as the best-selling cigar size in 2010.

A Cigar Smoker’s Journal has an interesting analysis and discussion on the low turnout at this year’s IPCPR, the annual cigar industry convention.

Gary over at About.com has a great gallery of photos from the IPCPR. While he definitely hit all the highlights and right people, we’re partial to this photo gallery from Stogie Guys featuring the ‘Women of IPCPR 2010’.

We’ve been posting various wrap-ups and reports from the IPCPR, but if you want one last rundown of the event’s highlights, we’ll point you in the direction of this coverage from In With Bacchus. It’s a real-deal trip report featuring a very in-depth and candid look at the convention. If video is your thing, the Smoking Hot Cigar Chick has some great interviews from the show floor.

Travis at the Perfect Draw has an interesting article about “Variety in Cigars”. In it, he states the improtant case that becoming a true cigar aficionado or even a casual cigar smoker requires sampling a wide range of cigars.