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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.

Casa Fuente Double Robusto

This will be sixth cigar we’ve reviewed that is exclusive to the legendary Casa Fuente, yet it’s only the third Casa Fuente release. Despite being...
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PDR Cigars Heads to Europe

February 1, 2012 (Miami, FL) — PDR Cigars is pleased to announce Mythical Cigars Europe as distributor of its premium cigar brands to cigar retailers...
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Press Release: Eddie Ortega Resigns From EO Brands

January 31, 2012 — Effective immediately, Eddie Ortega has stepped down as president of EOBrands Cigars. His former duties will be taken over by his...
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Macanudo Gigante to be Offered in Café & Maduro Lines

General Cigar Co. has announced that they are adding the Gigante (6″ x 60) size to their Macanudo Café and Macanudo Maduro lines. Macanudo already...
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Weekly News (January 30, 2012)

Editor’s Note: And it was supposed to be a slow week in the cigar world. What seemed destined to be a rather quiet week turned...
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Quesada Oktoberfest Bavarian & Über Both Return in 2012

SAG Imports’ Terence Reilly has confirmed that both sizes of Quesada’s Oktoberfest release will be returning in 2012. There’s currently no other info about whether...
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Cabaiguan WCD 120 REDUX to be Released February 3, 2012

The famed Cabaiguan WCD 120 will return to W. Curtis Draper on Friday, this time known as the Cabaiguan WCD 120 REDUX. Pete Johnson is...
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Introducing halfwheel Contests

So, we have a lot of different contests running this week. I can’t promise that we are going to have four different giveaways running every...
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CAO Escaparte Colombia Robusto

CAO has made a lot of cigars over its relatively short history and a lot of them have been limited editions. There have been special...
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Emilio Cigars Rebrands Grimalkin to La Musa, Announces Three Blends

Earlier this morning, Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars announced that Grimalkin’s new name would be La Musa by Emilio Cigars. For the past month or...
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Padrón to Add 6 x 60 No. 4 to 1964 Anniversary Series

Padrón has confirmed that a 6″ x 60 size in the 1964 Anniversary Series is being made and will be known as the Patriarch. (Update: Padrón changed...
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