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.

North Dakota Senate Passes Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

North Dakota’s Senate has moved its state one step closer to modifying state law to require the minimum age to purchase tobacco change from 18...
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Asylum & CLE Increasing Prices in February

Effective Feb. 1, 2021 every Asylum and CLE cigar will increase by 30 cents per cigar. The one exception is the Eiroa Dark line, which...
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2020 Reviews in Review

Like last year, I’m going to start off the Awards Week at halfwheel with a look back at some of the data from 2020. I guess...
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Herrera Estelí Flying Pig, Liga Privada H99 Headed to Select Events

If you’ve been looking for the elusive Liga Privada H99, it will now be much easier to find. Yesterday, Drew Estate announced that the Liga...
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Tarazona Announces Two Staff Hires

Tarazona Cigars has announced two new staff hires. Benigno “Ben” Rosario has been appointed vp of international sales and development. Previously, Rosario worked as the...
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La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull Toritos Added as Fleur D’Or Club Exclusive

If you’ve bought one of La Flor Dominicana’s $16,000 gold cigar cutters, you will soon have access to a special size of Andalusian Bull. La...
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STG Divides Its Cigars Portfolio, Launches The Forged Cigar Co.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG)—the parent company of General Cigar Co., Cigars International, Thompson and others—has announced that next month it will launch an entirely new...
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Davidoff 702 Series Goes on Hiatus

It’s not permanently “discontinued,” but Davidoff has confirmed that it will no longer sell its 702 Series once the current inventory runs out. Over the...
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Stallone Cigars Increasing Prices on Its Toros

Stallone Cigars will increase the price of its toro vitolas by 5 percent while leaving the prices of the other vitolas in its lines unchanged....
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Maestro del Tiempo 6102R (2020)

We have two types of redux reviews on halfwheel. One is the classical redux, where we go back and review an aged sample of a cigar...
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JRE Increasing Some Prices on Two Lines

Effective, Feb. 1. JRE Tobacco Co. will increase the prices on two of the company’s brands by 50 cents per cigar. For the Aladino Corojo...
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