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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.

IPCPR 2010: Illusione

After nearly causing me to go deaf the night before, Dion Giolito took me around the Illusione booth to go over the new releases and...
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IPCPR 2010: Toraño Family Cigars

I am not really sure how this slipped through the cracks on Tuesday, but Toraño Family Cigars probably brought the most new stuff to New...
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IPCPR 2010: Gran Habano

Gran Habano had the largest cigar of the show, but I think we already knew that going in. The Azteca was what drove all the...
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IPCPR 2010: Habana Cuba Cigar Co.

Habana Cuba Cigar Co. (makers of Oliveros) launched a host of new products, including SWAG, an entirely new line. (It’s a Dominican puro made only...
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IPCPR 2010: Drew Estate

Without a doubt, Drew Estate had the most talked about booth, if only because of the shoes. There were some new releases worth mentioning: T52...
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IPCPR 2010: Colibri

I had a chance to talk with the makers of my beloved Colibri Boss II. They (Colibri) added one new lighter and basically just took...
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IPCPR 2010: La Aurora & Miami Cigar & Co.

It was a busy day for the folks at Miami Cigar & Co. as they unveiled their newest creations at IPCPR. While I haven’t spoken...
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IPCPR 2010: Berger & Argenti

I had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Argenti from Berger & Argenti and discuss a lot of things. In terms of new products,...
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A Visit to Aristocrat Humidors

I spend my summers in Dallas. No, it’s not logical at all. Anyways, while Dallas isn’t a cigar mecca, it is home to one amazing...
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Weekly News (August 9, 2010)

I’ve opted not to do any IPCPR-related news… there’s really no point. Press releases are coming out hourly and I’ve been trying to keep up...
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