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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.

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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Viaje Skull and Bones Red 2019 Shipping “Soon” (Update)

The next iteration of the Viaje Skull and Bones Red will be shipping to stores “soon.” Viaje’s social media account posted a picture of a...
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Smyrna, Ga. Increases Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

The Atlanta suburb of Smyrna has increased the minimum age to purchase and possess tobacco from 18 to 21. Earlier this week, the Smyrna City...
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Davidoff Adding Small Batch Series

Davidoff will be releasing four new cigars under the Small Batch moniker later this year. The new series is another release where the company is...
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Sir Robert Peel Natural

One of the best backstories for a cigar I’ve heard all year is that of Sir Robert Peel. When I saw the news of the...
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J.C. Newman Plans Diamond Crown Signature Series for 2020

Next year J.C. Newman celebrates its 125th anniversary, and as is the case for many companies, a major anniversary is a cause for a new...
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Fratello Ships Piccolo, Space Fresh Pack

A quartet of new cigars from Fratello is now heading to stores. The company has begun shipping the Fratello Space Fresh Pack as well as...
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Davidoff of Geneva USA Promotes Lana Fraser, Jeffrey Guagliardo

Davidoff of Geneva USA has announced new heads of marketing and sales, both internal promotions. Lana Fraser has been promoted to director, head of marketing...
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