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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.

Six Thoughts: Goodbye to Nat Sherman

When I was growing up, my father’s humidor was a Nat Sherman humidor. The small thing that he bought in the 1980s could probably store...
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Oliveros Gran Retorno Returning This Month

Aging Room’s Oliveros brand will get a new release with an old name and older cigars. The cigar is called the Oliveros Gran Retorno, an...
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Micallef A Begins Shipping

Earlier this year, Micallef Cigars announced a new maduro line with a notable twist: the company was going to let the company’s most passionate fans...
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Nat Sherman Shutting Down Cigar Business, Retail Store Next Month

Nat Sherman, one of the oldest names in the American cigar business, will shut down its premium cigar businesses next month. The 90-year-old company will...
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Davidoff Announces 2020 Masterpiece Humidors

Davidoff has announced two new Masterpiece humidor releases for 2020. The Davidoff Masterpiece Humidor Series 2020 I and II are both produced in collaboration with Rose...
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Gurkha Shipping San Miguel Later This Month

Later this month Gurkha will bring back one of its older brands, this time as a Nicaraguan puro. The San Miguel by Gurkha is a...
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CigarMedics HumidiMeter

When you are cooking a big slab of meat in a smoker, you oftentimes measure two different temperatures. First is the conventional one, using a...
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Man Fires Gun at Cigars International Employee After Refusing to Wear Mask (Update)

A man fired gunshots at a Cigars International employee after the employee told him he must wear a mask in the store or wait outside....
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Davidoff Madison 515 Toro Returning as Vault Release

Davidoff’s Vault Program will get another release next week in the form of the Davidoff Madison 515 Toro. The cigar was created in 2011 to...
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AJ Fernandez to Distribute Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Internationally

The Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua will soon be offered to stores outside of the U.S. AJ Fernandez, which also produces the cigar for Boutique Blends,...
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Ramón Allones Allones No.2 Edición Limitada 2019 Launching Next Month in the U.K. (Update)

The final Edición Limitada for 2019 will debut next month in the United Kingdom. Hunters & Frankau, the U.K.’s distributor of Cuban cigars, will launch...
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