Charlie Minato
About the author
I am an editor and co-founder of 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.

Drew Estate’s Barn Smoker Events Returning for 2021

Drew Estate’s Barn Smoker events will return in 2021. After canceling its events last year due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the company has announced...
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Humidor Supreme Adds Skull Series

Humidor Supreme is adding four different skull-themed designs as part of a new series of humidors and ashtrays. The Humidor Supreme Skull Series uses either...
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Small Batch Traders B.V. Launches as New Distributor in The Netherlands

De Los Reyes Cigars, Debonaire House, Tabacalera Palma and CigarKings will all be distributed by Small Batch Traders B.V. in the Netherlands. Small Batch Traders...
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Arturo Fuente Gets New Distributor in Spain

La Casa del Tabaco is the new distributor of Arturo Fuente products in Spain. “We are thrilled to finally work with the Zapata family” said...
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Mil Días Escogidos Edición Limitada 2021 Shipping Later This Month

Over the last few months, Crowned Heads has been teasing a new 7-inch version of its Mil Días line. Later this month, the cigar will...
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Bill Would Make Maine’s Cigar Tax Highest in the U.S.

A bill introduced in the Maine House of Representatives would double the state’s taxes on all tobacco products, taxing cigars at a rate of 86...
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Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade Shipping May 4

The Macanudo Inspirado line will be getting an extension with a rather unique wrapper: Connecticut shade tobacco grown in Brazil. Next month, General Cigar Co.will...
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Davidoff to Distribute Ferio Tego

Ferio Tego will be distributed by Davidoff of Geneva USA. That means brands like Timeless, Metropolitan and the other former blends of Nat Sherman International...
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Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Adds Distribution for Belgium & Luxembourg

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust has announced that its cigars will be available for sale in Belgium and Luxembourg through Media Rueda, B.V. Note: halfwheel’s holding...
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Viaje Shipping Skull and Bones Frank Castle Next Week

There’s a pair of new Viaje Skull and Bones shipping next week, both inspired by Marvel Comic’s Punisher character. The two cigars—Viaje Skull and Bones...
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Watch: Charlie Minato on Fuente & Meerapfel Present: Meet The Professor (9:00 P.M. EDT)

Today and tomorrow, the Fuente & Meerapfel Present: Meet The Professor live show is hosting a 26-hour live stream. At 9:00 P.M. EDT I will...
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