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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 Herederos Celebrates 30 Years of La Casa del Habanos

This year marks both the 85th anniversary of the Montecristo marca and the 30th anniversary of the La Casa del Habano brand. And Habanos S.A....
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Quesada Selección España Churchill

If you got into cigars sometimes in the last five years, the following story might be a bit surprising. There was a time—not too long...
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Habanos S.A. Announces $531 Million in Revenue for 2019

Corporación Habanos S.A., the worldwide distributor for Cuban cigars, has announced that it generated $531 million in revenue for 2019. While that number is slightly...
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Arturo Fuente’s OpusX 2020 Goes on Sale in Dubai

The Fuente Fuente OpusX 2020 is now on sale. On Friday, the new cigar went on sale at Dubai Duty Free stores. OpusX 2020 is...
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Bill to Increase Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age to 25 Dies in Hawaii House

A bill that would have increased the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 21- to 25-years-old has died in the Hawaii House of Representatives....
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Procigar 2020: Day 4

The one Procigar tour that everyone wishes they take is the journey to Caribe, they just don’t know it yet. As I’ve said multiple times...
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Macanudo Inspirado Green Launching May 1

The first Macanudo Inspirado with Brazilian tobacco will head to stores May 1. Attendees of this week’s Procigar Festival in the Dominican Republic got a...
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Crux Epicure Maduro Corona Gorda, Gordo Shipping Next Week

There will be two new sizes of the Crux Epicure Maduro heading to stores next week. The company is adding the Crux Epicure Maduro Corona...
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UPS No Longer Allowing COD On Tobacco Shipments (Update: COD Shipments Still Allowed)

In addition to requiring all tobacco shipments to be signed by an individual at least 21-years-old, UPS will no longer be accepting COD for tobacco...
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Emperors Cut Launches Three New Sizes of Natural Pleasure

On Monday, Emperors Cut will add three new vitolas to its Natual Pleasure line. The Spring, Texas-based cigar company first launched the line in 2018...
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Procigar 2020: Day 3

Wednesday of Procigar 2020 takes me to Tabacalera La Alianza S.A., the home of Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr.’s E.P. Carrillo and the various clients for whom...
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