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.

El Rey del Mundo by AJ Arrives at Stores

El Rey del Mundo is the latest Cuban legacy brand to get the AJ treatment.

Lost&Found 22 Minutes to Midnight Shipping to Stores Later This Month

If you ever needed a cigar to celebrate 11:38 p.m., Lost&Found has you covered.

Revamped La Mezcla Cubana Arrives at Stores

The new version of the La Mezcla Cubana has begun arriving at stores. Earlier this month, United Cigars began shipping the new La Mezcla Cubana…

Lost&Found Instant Classic Returning With Three Versions

Lost&Found is no longer finding lost cigars, instead, it’s commissioning its own cigars and then aging them. Three of these blends will head to stores next week.

Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut Returns Next Week

Almost a decade after it debuted, the Nestor Miranda Special Selection Connecticut will return to stores with very similar, but not identical, blends and packaging.

The Lost Angel 2022 Heads to TAA Stores

Crowned Heads ships the second version of The Lost Angel.

Herrera Estelí Lanceros Returning in July

The Herrera Estelí Connecticut Broadleaf Lancero and Herrera Estelí Habano Lancero will return to stores in July.

Joya de Nicaragua Número Uno L’Attaché Getting Nationwide Release

The Joya de Nicaragua Número Uno L’Attaché was previously an exclusive release for UpDown Cigar in Chicago. Later this year, it will head to stores nationwide.

Liga Privada Year of the Rat Returns Next Week

It would appear the Year of the Rat will be an annual release.

Joya de Nicaragua Adding Antaño CT Lonsdale This Summer

The highly-regarded Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT is getting a new, thinner size this summer. In addition, the company has announced a new retailer initiative.