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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.

Intemperance BA XXI The Intrigue (Prerelease)

Earlier this year, Skip Martin and Michael Rosales announced the creation of RoMa Craft Tobac, the new parent of Martin’s Hava Cigar Shop/Galveston Bay Tobacco...
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Prometheus Announces 20th Anniversary Collection

Keith Park’s Prometheus KKP is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and much like in 2007, they are releasing a variety of limited edition items to celebrate....
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Introducing the Blog

A blog starting a blog. It’s a bit confusing, but it’s all in a name. This isn’t about trying to shed the cigar blog moniker,...
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Viaje to Release Platino Samurai Maduro

Since late 2011, the idea of a Viaje Samurai Maduro has been floating around as a possible release for BURN Premium Cigar Specialist’s fifth anniversary....
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Quesada Announces Q d’etat Howitzer

After formally opening their new factory during ProCigar 2012, Quesada announced the next size of its limited edition Q d’etat line, the Howitzer. The 6...
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AVO Heritage Short Corona

Earlier this month, AVO announced a new extension to its Heritage line, a Short Corona. Measuring in at 3 5/8 x 43, the Heritage Short...
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La Aurora Adds Sumo Short Robusto to 107 Line

Late Wednesday evening, at ProCigar’s Welcome Dinner in Santiago, Dominican Republic, Guillermo León, head of La Aurora, unveiled a new size of the La Aurora...
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My Father Changes Packaging to Three Lines & Discontinues JJ Maduro

My Father Cigars has changed packaging on its Don Pepin Garcia (Blue Label), JJ and Cuban Classic (Black Label) lines. The changes went into effect...
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Viaje to Release Friends and Family

At IPCPR 2011, select individuals were handed a special blend from Andre Farkas, Viaje Friends and Family. The cigar has never publicly been shown off...
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Weekly News (February 20, 2012)

Editor’s Note: This is the week of ProCigar 2012, and as such, much of the news will likely be about the Dominican Republic. Quesada will...
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Crowned Heads Slates “Project HG” For IPCPR 2012

Crowned Heads announced a formal code to its new non-Four Kicks line, “Project HG.” In an e-mail sent out earlier today, Jon Huber reiterated that...
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