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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.

Watch: Charlie Minato on I’d Tap That Cigar Show

Note: For some reason this didn’t run last night, but you can watch the show nonetheless. It’s a new week, which means I might be...
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Protocol Jane Doe 2.0 Heading to Smoke Inn Next Month

The next release is Cubariqueño’s line of John Doe cigars will be Jane Doe 2.0. The 6 x 52 toro will be sold by Smoke...
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Toscano Duecento

One of the things I’ve been meaning to do at halfwheel is to review a Toscano. The Italian cigars—the name of which is both a reference...
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Herrera Esteli Connecticut Broadleaf Tienda Exclusiva Lancero Arrives at Stores

The Herrera Esteli Connecticut Broadleaf Tienda Exclusiva Lancero is arriving at stores nationwide. It measures 7 x 38 and uses a Connecticut broadleaf binder over...
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Drew Estate Schedules Liga Privada Pancetta 2020 Release for Sept. 25

The Liga Privada Pancetta will return next week. On Sept. 25, Drew Estate will host a virtual event with Barrister Cigars of Union, N.J. and...
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The Cigar Culture Releasing Culture Blend No.3

The Cigar Culture, a popular cigar lifestyle Instagram account, has announced a release of a cigar, Culture Blend No.3. It’s a 6 x 50 toro...
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La Aurora 107 Nicaragua Getting U.S. Debut in October

The La Aurora 107 Nicaragua will be coming to America. Miami Cigar & Co., La Aurora’s U.S. distributor, says that it will begin shipping the...
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Bolívar Silver Jubilee (ER Hong Kong 2017)

While I’m sure someone would disagree, in my mind, the most important Cuban cigar distributor today is Pacific Cigar Co. Ltd. According to Habanos S.A,...
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Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT Robusto

Last week I was on El Oso Fumar, a podcast hosted by Bear Duplisea. Pretty early onto the show—which you can watch here—Duplisea asked if I...
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Famous Smoke Shop, Oliva Deny Sale Report

Yesterday, The Cigar Authority reported that Famous Smoke Shop would be sold to a group that was made up of the parent company of Oliva and...
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Aquitaine Gran Perfecto

Late in 2019, Skip Martin of RoMa Craft Tobac began posting pictures of the company’s eight blends in a 5 5/8 x 60 perfecto size....
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