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.

Weekly News (February 21, 2011)

At the end of each Monday, I wonder what cigar news we could possibly have for next week, each week we seem to deliver. It’s...
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New Liga Privadas

In the past few weeks, two of Drew Estate’s lesser-known Liga Privada projects have had some light shed on them. The first was the Liga...
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Contest: Guess the 2011 List (Open)

Earlier today I published el niño diablo’s masterpiece, a fairly comprehensive and lengthy list of new releases, extensions, brands, cancellations and all the other updates...
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Weekly News (February 14, 2011)

The Tatuaje CMF5 was announced. The newest limited edition to honor a retailer’s anniversary, this time Fresno, CA’s Cigars Más Fino. It’s a closed foot...
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News: Cain Daytona (Exclusive)

While I had mentioned the new Cain Daytona in previous massive list of press releases from Oliva, it seemed appropriate to take all of the...
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News: Tatuaje CMF5

Another new Tatuaje Limited Edition, the CMF5, made for the fifth anniversary of Cigar Más Fino. I haven’t gotten any permission for photos yet, so...
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Weekly News (February 7, 2011)

  There’s a much different style to the news, okay sort of… A few stories are still in paragraph form, but most will be in...
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State of the Brand: My Father Cigars

For the meantime, I guess we can make this a weekly segment? While Raíces Cubanas is arguably (at least for me), the hottest factory of...
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In Memoriam: Sal Fontana

Last week, I spoke to Israel Markevitz, of Uptown Cigar Co. We spoke about a lot of things, he had mentioned that he had recently...
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Viaje Tower Cigars 45th Anniversary

After speaking with Mark Just of Tower Cigars, it seemed time to put the info for the newest Viaje LE in one place. In May,...
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La Aurora Gran 107 (Exclusive)

La Aurora is adding a new size to its popular Serie Aniversario 107 line, a 7 x 58 monster, known as “Gran 107.” This marks...
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