Charlie Minato
About the author
I am an editor and co-founder of 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.

Press Release: REINADO Unveils the Grand Empire Reserve at the 80th Annual IPCPR Convention and International Trade Show

July 3, 2012 (Oradell, NJ) — Following the success of the 92 rated Petite Corona known as the Habanito and the 91 rated Torpedo, REINADO...
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Press Release: East India Trading Company to Release the Red Witch

July 3, 2012 (Miami, FL) — The East India Trading Company, a subsidiary of the Gurkha Cigar Group, Inc are proud to announce the upcoming...
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Weekly News (July 2, 2012)

Editor’s Note: Yesterday marked six months of halfwheel. Brooks and I still haven’t spoken at all about the relatively minor anniversary, but given each member...
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News: Rocky Patel Ends Distribution of EO Brands

Rocky Patel has informed retailers that July 2 is the last day it will be distributing EO Brands. Patel took over distribution nearly two years...
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Jameson Santos de Miami Haven Parejo (Prerelease)

In 2011, Brad Mayo’s Jameson Cigar Co. launched the Santos de Miami series with two vitolas: a 5 x 46 Corona-size called Alma and a...
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Review: STUDIO TOBAC Prototype Connecticut ST-EFG01

It’s been a while since we’ve reviewed anything from the 2012 STUDIO TOBAC World Tour sampler, but we still haven’t take on the Prototype Connecticut ST-EFG01....
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Press Release: Wynwood Cigars Light Up Wynwood Arts District

June 27, 2012 (Miami, FL) – Miami’s up and coming Wynwood Arts District will soon be home to its very own handcrafted, premium cigar brand,...
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News: PG Cigars Adds Two More Sizes to Symphony 20

PG Cigars, the company owned by Dr. Paul Garmirian, is set to add two sizes to its Symphony 20 blend, a 6 1/4 x 52...
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Press Release: CLE Cigar Bar Launch at Comerica Park

June 26, 2012 (Miami, FL) – The new CLE Cigar Bar, in partnership with Cigar Factory Outlet, will launch at Comerica Park on Monday, July...
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News: La Gloria Cubana Announces Limited Innovation 538

Less than a week after announcing the Gorda Gorda, a gigantic 6 1/2 x 64 Parejo for the Western U.S., La Gloria Cubana has announced...
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Oliva Serie V Melanio to Debut at IPCPR 2012

Earlier today, the details of the Oliva Serie V Melanio were confirmed and released by David Savona. For many, even the name was a new...
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