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Charlie Minato
Charlie Minato
About the author
I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.

Jas Sum Kral Signs Distribution for Lebanon

Jas Sum Kral has announced that most of its products will be available in Lebanon later this year. The company has signed a distribution deal...
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Mombacho Cigars S.A. Signs Distribution Deal for Spain

Mombacho Cigars S.A. has announced that it has signed a distribution deal with La Casa Del Tabaco SLU to have its cigars distributed in Spain....
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La Colmena Unico Especial (2019)

Not only do I remember smoking my first La Colmena Unico Especial, I actually remembering buying the jar in Wichita, Kan. It was a bit...
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New World Tins Heading to Cigar Marketplace in March

The smallest New World Size will only be available through Cigar Marketplace. A.J. Fernández will send a new 4 x 36 New World Tin vitola to...
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The Consensus Top 25 Cigars 2019

The Consensus is back and with more lists than last year. In 2018, there were 28 lists contributed 397 cigars. This year, those numbers increased to...
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Live: The Consensus 2019 (12:30 P.M. CST)

The last Top 25 List of 2019, hopefully. I’ll unveil The Consensus Top 25 Cigars for 2019, live. Watch below, comment on Facebook and watch...
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Archetype Master, Pupil Debuting at TPE 2020

Ventura Cigar Co.’s Archetype brand will get two new cigars next week. At the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2020 Trade Show, the company will debut...
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Jas Sum Kral Expanding CBD-Infused Nuggs Line

At this month’s TPE 2020 trade show, Jas Sum Krall will take orders new sizes to its Nuggs line, a premium cigar infused with CBD....
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Arturo Fuente Plans Hemingway, OpusX ForbiddenX Gift Sets for PCA 2020

Arturo Fuente will offer retailers who attend this year’s PCA Trade Show & Convention the opportunity to purchase what the company is describing as eight...
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The Top 25 Cigars of 2019

The 25 best cigars of any given year are, as would be implied, very good cigars. There’s always a recency bias that takes place when...
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Live: Top 25 Cigars of 2019 (12:00 P.M. CST)

Live from Dallas, we unveil our Top 25 Cigars of 2019. Join Brooks Whittington, Patrick Lagreid and myself as we broadcast live from the halfwheel office....
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