IPCPR 2013: Ortega Cigar Company

The Ortega Cigar Company booth was fairly relaxed when we stopped by, with a couple of couches and just a handful of products on display,...
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Weekly News (June 17, 2013)

Editor’s Note: If you are reading this from a mobile platform, you are probably saying “finally.” It’s been a while, but we’ve once again found...
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Press Release: Ortega Re-Introducing Cubao at 2013 IPCPR Show in Las Vegas

June 6, 2013 (Sunrise, Fla.) — Ortega Premium Cigars officially announced today that the company will be re- introducing the CUBAO line at the IPCPR...
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News: Espinosa & Ortega Split Up EO Brands

Erik Espinosa and Eddie Ortega are back in control of the 601, Cubao, Murcielago and more—but EO Brands is officially done. Two weeks after Rocky...
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News: Erik Espinosa Launches Espinosa Premium Cigars

Orestes “Erik” Espinosa has a new cigar company. Earlier this week, Espinosa Premium Cigars began appearing on a variety of social media platforms. Espinosa is most...
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Weekly News (September 26, 2011)

Editor’s Note: Surreal is the word of the day. This week, the industry lost one of its brightest figures — Bert Gottfried of Oliva Family...
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Changes in Cubao’s Distribution (Updated)

Rocky Patel confirmed that EO Brands’ Cubao line is now being sold exclusively through mail-in order retailer Thompson’s. There’s a slight caveat in that the...
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Lancero50 Redux

Some Random Thoughts… Lanceros are a Pain in the Ass to Photograph — Or at least if you try to stand them up. They are...
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Review: Cubao No. 3

EO Brands is one of the quieter companies in the industry. Cubao? Perhaps the quietest brand. 601 takes most of the attention, and those that...
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Weekly News (March 28, 2011)

Pete Johnson gave an update to Saints & Sinners. Pete is waiting on swag for the club, which he says won’t be in until May,...
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State of the Brand: EO Brands/United Tobacco

It’s been a while since we heard from EO Brands, which was one of the hottest stories this summer, as the merger with Rocky Patel...
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