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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.

La Sirena (Updated)

One of many announcements out of the IPCPR show from Miami Cigar & Co. was the La Sirena. A revival of an older brand, but...
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AVO 787 Discontinued/Relaunch at IPCPR 2011 (Exclusive)

Yesterday, Davidoff quietly stopped shipping the 787 and is now no longer taking orders. Edward Simon, brand manager of AVO, told me they will relaunch...
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Weekly News (January 17, 2011)

StogieReview decided that it would become the place to break all news regarding cigar shops closing up. First, Walt White informed us that Demuth Tobacco...
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State of the Brand: Tatuaje

It’s unlikely that there will be a day three installment of this one… but for now here is day two. Pete Johnson, owner of Tatuaje,...
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State of the Brand: EO Brands/United Tobacco

It’s been a while since we heard from EO Brands, which was one of the hottest stories this summer, as the merger with Rocky Patel...
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Weekly News (January 10, 2011)

If there was ever a fun week of news… this is going to be it. It’s an eclectic bit of information. Pete Johnson confirmed what...
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Press Release: Quality Acquires Stinky Distribution

MIAMI, January 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Quality Importers, the premier cigar accessory manufacturer and distributor, announced today they have acquired exclusive worldwide distribution of Stinky...
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Cain Daytona Release & Other News from Oliva

The following is excessive. But I'm not going to lie... this is almost necessary to make the news post tomorrow readable, as Oliva sent out...
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Editorial: In Response to the Gurkha Raja

Kaizad Hansotia, founder of Gurkha, and a man who I have a lot of respect for when it comes to reinventing cigar packaging, gave an...
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Weekly News (January 3, 2010)

I hope everyone has recovered from what hopefully was a fun and safe new years… (Awkward transition) And now the news… Pete Johnson tweeted about...
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Weekly News (December 27, 2010)

First, I hope you enjoyed the holidays, even if you aren’t religious and don’t celebrate Boxing Day; now let’s see if I can get through...
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