José Blanco

José Blanco Joins Arturo Fuente

Arturo Fuente has announced that José Blanco, a longtime fixture in the cigar industry, has joined the company as its director of sales, eastern hemisphere....
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José Blanco Leaving E.P. Carrillo

Next month will be José Blanco’s last at E.P. Carrillo. Blanco, who has served as the senior vice-president for the company since November 2016, will...
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IPCPR 2017: E.P. Carrillo

After introducing 10 new lines and discontinuing four others at last year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, E.P. Carrillo is keeping it a bit more low key...
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Procigar 2017: Day 5 + Conclusion

Friday morning started off a bit sluggish and I was actually a couple minutes late to the bus. After struggling to find the address for...
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José Blanco Joining E.P. Carrillo

To celebrate his 67th birthday, José Blanco has announced that he will be joining E.P. Carrillo as of Nov. 1 as a senior vice-president with a primary focus...
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Las Cumbres Tabaco Adding Three New Lines (Update)

Las Cumbres Tabaco has three new lines coming to retail shelves, as the company has launched Señorial CT, Freyja Maduro and Freyja 12. The Señorial...
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IPCPR 2016: Las Cumbres Tabaco

Las Cumbres Tabaco’s booth featured a familiar face in José Blanco, some new product in a pair of box-pressed sizes for Señorial Maduro and Freyja,...
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Señorial Maduro, Freyja Getting New Sizes at IPCPR (Update)

Las Cumbres Tabaco will be introducing a new size in both the Señorial Maduro and Freyja lines at next month’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show....
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IPCPR 2015: Tre J Cigars

Tre J Cigars was a booth full of three guys who were extremely enthusiastic about their cigars. Jay Clark, John Johnson and Jerry Garrett started...
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Las Cumbres Tabaco Adding Señorial Maduro Natural and Lancero

Just about a year ago, José Blanco confirmed to halfwheel that he was working with Mexican San Andrés for a maduro version of his Señorial line,...
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ProCigar 2015: Day 3

After starting in La Romana, day three of the 2015 ProCigar Festival was the first that took attendees to the factories in and around Santiago,...
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