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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.

HERICS Cigar Measuring Tape

I’m honestly a bit surprised that I didn’t think of this. I’m even more surprised that someone actually thought of this. It’s a problem that...
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H. Upmann Propios Edición Limitada 2018 Released

The H. Upmann Propios has finally been released. While Habanos S.A. has typically released Edición Limitadas in the year they are announced, the smaller H....
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Villiger Ships La Flor de Ynclan Toro

Villiger Cigars North America has begun shipping the La Flor de Ynclan Toro. The company announced the new size in early August and said at...
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HVC Celebrates Havana’s 500th Birthday With New Cigar

HVC Cigars hasn’t been around for a decade but it already has a 500th anniversary release. The HVC 500 Years Anniversary pays tribute to the...
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A.J. Fernández Distributing Viva La Vida

A.J. Fernández is now both making and distributing the Viva La Vida brand. Viva La Vida was launched earlier this year by brothers Billy and...
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Trump Administration Plans Flavored E-Cigarette Ban, Flavored Cigars Untouched

The Trump Administration will ask FDA to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. Flavored cigars annd menthol cigarettes are not expected to be part of...
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Mounds View, Minn. Increases Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

Mounds View has become the latest in the Twins Cities to increases its minimum tobacco purchasing age to 21. The Mounds View City Council has...
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Montecristo Cincuenta Ships

Late last month, Altadis U.S.A. quietly began shipping its flagship release of the year. The Montecristo Cincuenta celebrates not the 50th anniversary of the Montecristo...
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Nestor Miranda Special Selection Gran Toro (2019)

What’s old is new again has probably been the most prominent theme to explain what new cigars companies have introduced over the last few years. But...
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Illinois Flavored Tobacco Ban Bill Filed

A bill has been introduced that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products and flavored vaping products in the state of Illinois. Rep. Deb...
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Litchfield, Minn. Rejects Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Last month, it seemed almost certain that the small Minnesota town of Litchfield would increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco. Now, the bill is...
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