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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.

Aladino Cameroon Arrives at Stores

The first batch of the Aladino Cameroon is beginning to arrive at some stores. It’s a new line centered around a Cameroon-seed wrapper that the...
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Illusione PCA 2020 Exclusive Will be Sold Via Zoom Meetings

Welcome to selling cigars in the world of the coronavirus pandemic. Like a variety of other brands, Illusione had plans to sell a limited edition...
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Scandinavian Tobacco Group Posts Strong Q1 2020 Numbers

Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG)—the parent company of General Cigar Co., Cigars International, Thompson Cigar and others—generated DKK 1.791 billion ($263 million) in revenue for the...
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Davidoff Piquant Arrives in Stores

There are two  Davidoff cigars that are arriving in bundles of 10 arriving in select stores, only, they aren’t part of the company’s Vault program....
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Four Kicks Mule Kick LE2020 Shipping in July

Crowned Heads has scheduled the release of the Four Kicks Mule Kick Limited Edition 2020 for July. As has been the case with previous Mule...
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Viaje Skull and Bones Bruce Banner 56

At some point, Viaje will run out of names for its Skull and Bones releases. But not today. Skull and Bones, which debuted a decade...
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Minnesota Increases Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21 (Update)

Minnesota is one signature away from increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21. Update (May 16, 2020) — Gov. Tim Walz signed...
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12 Thoughts: PCA 2020 Is Canceled, Now Onto Bigger Problems

A few weeks ago, I raised a question to some people in the cigar industry: What would the conditions need to be for the Premium...
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Madison County, Ind. Considering Banning Smoking in Casinos & Bars

The Madison County Board of Health—using the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic to help justify their decision—is pushing to ban smoking in the county’s casino, bars and...
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PCA 2020 Trade Show Canceled

The PCA 2020 Convention & Trade Show, the cigar industry’s most important event on the calendar, has been canceled due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic....
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Organizer Says InterTabac 2020 Will Happen as Scheduled

The organizer of InterTabac, the world’s largest international tobacco trade show, says the 2020 event is expected to take place as scheduled, in Dortmund, Germany...
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