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.

Southern Draw Cigars Says It’s Open to New Investors

Southern Draw Cigars says that it is interested in expanding its operations, including a public announcement that it is interested in bringing on new investors….

Pospiech Releases The Bangarang

Pospiech Inc., the distribution company behind Powstanie, has announced a new, one-off cigar called The Bangarang. It’s a 6 x 48 toro that is being…

Wildfire Cigar Co. Ships Debut Releases

The first cigars from Jeremy McDonald’s new Wildfire Cigar Co. are now heading to stores. McDonald—who worked as the national sales manager for Caldwell Cigar…

HVC 10th Anniversary Shipping This Week

The cigar created in honor of the 10th anniversary of HVC Cigars will begin shipping this week. It’s called the HVC 10th Anniversary, a 6…

Warped Changes La Hacienda First Growth Before Release

Last March, Warped Cigars announced a new version of its La Hacienda line called First Growth that was supposed to come out in “Fall 2020.”…

Sin Compromiso Selección Gran Elefante Heads to Corona Cigar Co.

Later this month, Corona Cigar Co. will get its second Sin Compromiso exclusive. The Sin Compromiso Selección Gran Elefante is a massive 7 x 60…

Baka Hunter Gatherer

Two years ago, RoMa Craft Tobac formally debuted its Baka line in seven different sizes, including the Baka Hunter Gatherer. Given halfwheel’s approach of generally reviewing new…

La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro Slated for Next Month

Forged Cigar Co. has announced a new limited edition line centered around a new hybrid tobacco created by crossing criollo 98 with pelo de oro….

Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 San Andreas Bala Ships to TAA Stores

Last week, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, Inc. began shipping its 2021 Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) release. The Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 San Andreas Bala…

Illusione TAA Exclusive 2021 Begins Shipping

Illusione’s first exclusive release for the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) is shipping to stores today. The Illusione TAA Exclusive 2021 is a 6 3/4…

Crowned Heads CHC Serie E Arrives at Stores

Last week, Crowned Heads began shipping the new CHC Serie E. It’s a follow-up to the Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII, a 2018 release, and another…