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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.

FDA Tells Court It Intends to Delay Substantial Equivalence for Premium Cigars, Research Premium Cigars

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) intends on re-evaluating how it goes about regulating premium cigars, specifically, researching the potential health effects of smoking...
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Casa Fernandez Aniversario Cuba 109 Maduro Ships

AGANORSA Leaf’s latest Casa Fernandez Aniversario is now shipping. The Casa Fernandez Aniversario Cuba 109 Maduro is much like what it sounds like. It is...
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Listen: Charlie Minato on Fat Guy with a Mic Podcast

Earlier today I spoke with Jason Dedic of Fat Guy with a Mic podcast. This was a bit of a different interview than most. Jason is a...
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ACE Prime Adding Pichardo Maduro This Month

ACE Prime’s Pichardo brand will be expanding to add another blend, as the company and its distributor, Crowned Heads, have announced that the Pichardo Maduro...
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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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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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