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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.

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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Procigar 2020: Day 2

While Tuesday of Procigar started a bit later than it typically starts, my morning began far earlier than I’d like. After some brief work, I packed...
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El Septimo Launching Gilgamesh Collection Next Month

El Septimo will have two new cigars available next month. Both fall under the new Gilgamesh Collection though the cigars appear to be somewhat different....
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Procigar 2020: Day 0 + 1

Greetings from Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic. We are right in the middle of cigar festival season, Nicaragua’s was last month, Cuba’s festival is next...
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Oklahoma Senate Committee Advances Minimum Tobacco Age Increase

The Oklahoma Senate Health and Human Services Committee has passed a bill that would increase the minimum age to possess tobacco to 21 and introduce...
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Nat Sherman Epoca Limited Edition 2019

For nearly two years—an eternity in the modern cigar world—Nat Sherman International hadn’t released a single new product. While many would want to blame that...
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Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust’s Frog Juice Heading to Riverside Cigar Shop & Lounge

Later this year, Riverside Cigar Shop & Lounge will receive an exclusive from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust. Steve Saka, Dunbarton’s founder, confirmed to halfwheel that he...
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Wyoming Tobacco Tax Hike Fails

Once again, an effort in Wyoming to increase the taxes charged on cigars and other tobacco products has failed. H.B. 0205 would have increased the...
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Kansas Bill Would Increase Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21, Ban Flavored Vapes

A new bill in Kansas would increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21, ban flavored vapes and increase fines for retailers caught...
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Pennsylvania Bill Would Ban Smoking in Cigar Stores, Bars, Casinos & More

A bill in Pennsylvania could end smoking in businesses across the state including cigar stores, cigar bars, casinos, bars, private clubs and outdoor spaces. H.B....
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