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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.

Jack Schwartz Celebrates 100 Years With Special La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull

There are very few tobacconists that ever get to celebrate a 100th anniversary, but one of Chicago’s most famous cigar stores is doing just that…

Ramón Allones King of North Debuts in Baltic & Nordic Regions

The third Edición Regional for the Baltic and Nordic regions is getting a preview this month at cigar clubs across the region. It’s called the…

PCA Sends Letter to White House Objecting to Proposed $96 Billion Tobacco Tax Hikes

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has sent a letter to the White House objecting to the tobacco taxes included in the Build Back Better Act,…

Davidoff Closing Atlanta Store Later This Year

The Davidoff store in Atlanta will close at the end of 2021. Davidoff of Geneva USA has announced that it will close the Davidoff of…

ATL Cigar Co. Launching ATL Magic Next Month

ATL Cigar Co.—an Atlanta-based cigar company—has announced the company’s fourth release. Next month, it will release the ATL Magic, a 6 x 54 toro that…

Massachusetts Town Sued Over Banning Tobacco Sales to Anyone Born After Jan. 1, 2000

Last year, residents of Brookline, Mass. approved a change to its town law that banned the sale of tobacco to anyone born after Jan. 1,…

Ferio Tego Brings Back Nat Sherman’s Humidors, Ashtrays

Today, Ferio Tego will begin shipping a host of products that were once sold by Nat Sherman. That includes the already announced Timeless Prestige and…

All Saints St. Francis Toro

Ahead of Tobacco Plus Expo 2021, All Saints Cigars announced that it would be adding a second line to the company’s portfolio. This line—unlike the…

Southern Draw Cigars Says It’s Open to New Investors

Southern Draw Cigars says that it is interested in expanding its operations, including a public announcement that it is interested in bringing on new investors….

Pospiech Releases The Bangarang

Pospiech Inc., the distribution company behind Powstanie, has announced a new, one-off cigar called The Bangarang. It’s a 6 x 48 toro that is being…

Wildfire Cigar Co. Ships Debut Releases

The first cigars from Jeremy McDonald’s new Wildfire Cigar Co. are now heading to stores. McDonald—who worked as the national sales manager for Caldwell Cigar…