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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.

Micallef Launching PredX, Trade Exchange for FDA Predicate Blends

In a world of strict FDA regulation of cigars, there will likely be some process where companies trade or sell the rights to FDA-approved blends...
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Davidoff of Geneva 25th Anniversary Returning

The Davidoff of Geneva 25th Anniversary will be returning. Davidoff has announced that the 5 x 56 Dominican puro will be back on sale next...
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Neanderthal LH

If there’s a signature size for RoMa Craft Tobac, I’d argue it’s the 5 x 56 box-pressed robusto gordo size that is known as EMH...
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Michigan Court Says Municipalities Cannot Increase Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

Cities and counties in Michigan will still not be able to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. A Michigan Appeals...
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Headley Grange Chamuco LE 2019 Shipping This Month

There will once again be a new Headley Grange from Crowned Heads with a dog theme. The latest will be the Headley Grange Chamuco LE...
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La Flor Dominicana 25th Anniversary Ships to Stores

Following a soft launch in October, La Flor Dominicana is finally shipping its 25th anniversary cigar to stores nationwide. The La Flor Dominicana 25th Anniversary...
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VegaFina Year of the Rat Released

For the third consecutive year, VegaFina will release a cigar celebrating Chinese New Year and the zodiac calendar. The newest cigar is the VegaFina Year...
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Javier Estades Extends CAA Chairmanship Through 2020

Javier Estades, president of Tabacalera USA, will be the chairman of the Cigar Association of America (CAA) for another year. The CAA is one of...
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Senate Committee Approves Stephen Hahn’s Nomination as FDA Head

Dr. Stephen Hahn is just one step away from becoming the next commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The Senate Health, Education,...
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Daughters of the Wind Lancero Ships

Casdagli has begun shipping its new Daughters of the Wind Lancero, called Cremello. The cigar measures 7 1/2 x 39 and uses the same internal...
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La Flor Dominicana Releasing Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch (2019) Next Week

The Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch will return to retailers next week. This year’s version will be a 6 1/2 x 52 toro with a...
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