José Oliva

Florida’s Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Bill Dies in House

A bill seeking to raise Florida’s minimum age to purchase tobacco, electronic cigarettes to 21-years-old met its demise in the state’s House of Representatives on...
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Florida Senate Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Bill

The Florida Senate has passed a bill that would raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vaping devices from 18 to 21-years-old,...
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Cory Bappert Named CEO of Oliva

Cory Bappert is the new ceo of Oliva Cigar Co. Bappert, the longtime vp of sales, has been promoted to the chief executive position. He...
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J. Cortès Close to Purchasing Oliva

Oliva Cigar Co., one of the largest premium cigar operations in the world, is close to being sold. The expected buyer will be a new name...
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Oliva Serie V Melanio to Debut at IPCPR 2012

Earlier today, the details of the Oliva Serie V Melanio were confirmed and released by David Savona. For many, even the name was a new...
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Review: Oliva Master Blends 1 Churchill

In 2003, the Oliva Family of Cigars introduced perhaps their most legendary cigar, the Master Blends 1. It was the first it what has become...
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Editorial: Ten Questions for 2012

Last year, I published an article entitled Ten Questions for 2011. The concept was simple, what were a few of the topics to watch for...
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Review: Oliva Connecticut Reserve F Lonsdale (Preproduction)

As we have said all week, While chatting with Ian Hummel and Bryan Scholle of Oliva/Studio Tobac fame at the IPCPR Show in Las Vegas earlier in the year,...
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In Memoriam: Bert Gottfried

This will be the start of what is going to be a weekend full of statements celebrating the life of the iconic Bert Gottfried of...
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Review: Padilla/Studio Tobac Figurado (Prerelease)

For those of you that don’t know… In March of 2011, the (Oliva) StudioTobac Executive Board approved a request from Padilla Cigars to produce a...
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IPCPR 2011: Oliva Cigar Co.

Publicly, the biggest news regarding Oliva and the 2011 IPCPR was the court order that prevented former employee Sam Leccia from attending the trade show....
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