Charlie Minato
About the author
I am an editor and co-founder of 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.

United Cigars Launches NFT Cigar

United Cigar has launched what it’s described as the first NFT cigar: the Atabey Black Ritos. Unlike every other cigar United Cigar sells, this is...
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U.S.-Made Cohiba Debuting Next Week

The first American-made Cohiba will head to stores next week. General Cigar Co. has announced that the Cohiba Serie M will begin shipping to stores...
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Prometheus Ships OpusX Rare Black Double Corona

Prometheus has announced that it has begun shipping the Fuente Fuente OpusX Heaven and Earth Rare Black Double Corona. It’s the second size for the...
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Davidoff Masters Edition “Club House” Returns as Vault Release

The Davidoff Masters Edition 2013 “Club House” Toro is back for a 2021 rerelese. This week, Davidoff will release a version of the cigar as...
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Herrera Estelí Tienda Exclusiva Vintage Cigar Lounge Launching April 16

Vintage Cigar Lounge, a pair of stores in Rhode Island, is the latest retailer to receive a Herrera Estelí Tienda Exclusiva. The Herrera Estelí Tienda...
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Cuba Hosting Habanos World Days Next Month, New Cohibas Coming

Typically, Habanos S.A. announces most of the new Cuban cigars for a given year during its annual Festival del Habano, hosted in Havana each February....
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Bill Seeks to Cap Illinois Cigar Tax at 50 Cents Per Cigar

A bill in Illinois would limit the state’s tax rate for cigars to no more than 50 cents per cigar. H.B.0570 was introduced in February...
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PCA Hires Glynn Loope As State Advocacy Director

Glynn Loope is the new director of state advocacy for the Premium Cigar Association (PCA). He has been serving as an advisor for state government...
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JR Cigar Gets Special Montecristo Cincuenta for 50th Anniversary

In 2019, Tabacalera de García celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special cigar called Montecristo Cincuenta. Now, JR Cigar is celebrating its 50th anniversary with...
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Drew Estate Previewing New Line During May Live Show

Many cigar companies have tried to use virtual live shows to try to interact with consumers during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps none more so...
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Stogie Road Moving Production to Tabacalera Nuevo Nica S.A.

Stogie Road Cigars will be moving its production to Tabacalera Nuevo Nica S.A., the factory owned by Chris Weber of Veritas Cigars. Earlier this year,...
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