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Cigar Review: Espinosa Laranja Reserva

Based on the press release the Laranja by Espinosa was a cigar I was most curious about. One, it utilizes a Brazilian wrapper, which is amongst my favorite, and the other was the press release stating that the wrapper was orange, for which the cigar is named. Laranja is the Portugese word for orange. Researching the tobacco, I was unable to find a reference to it, and I wonder if this was fabricated to increase the […]

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It’s that time of the year…

You’ve heard the expression haven’t you? “It was the best of times…it was the worst of times” It’s that time of the year, every year, right before, during and after the IPCPR Annual Cigar Trade Show that companies make changes. The first casualty in the industry appears to be EO Brands. EO Brands was formed 8 years ago by Erick Espinosa (He’s the E) and Eddie Ortega (He’s the O). They came out with REO and VIBE brands made by Rocky Patel. That’s when the story starts…

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