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.

IPCPR 2010: Davidoff

No disrespect toward anyone else, but the folks at Davidoff were some of the nicest at the show. Danielle and Michael made themselves and their...
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IPCPR 2010: La Flor Dominicana

I don’t really have a clue what was new, but Litto Gomez brought out plenty of cool stuff for the show…
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IPCPR 2010: J.C. Newman

I had the chance to sit down and talk to Eric Newman, grandson of Julius Newman, and discuss the new releases, history of the company...
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IPCPR 2010: Viaje

Stopping by Mr. Farkas’ booth revealed quite a few new products, which isn’t shocking given that the company’s core line accounts for so little of...
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IPCPR 2010: Augusto Reyes & Erez Cigars

Also a Day One gem… I stopped by the booth after some Twitter persistence from Nirka Reyes. Augusto introduced a couple of new lines, but...
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IPCPR 2010: Tatuaje

Tatuaje’s IPCPR releases were announced a bit early, all but one at least. Following the release of the 2008 rendition of the La Vérité, Pete’s IPCPR showing...
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IPCPR 2010: Illusione

After nearly causing me to go deaf the night before, Dion Giolito took me around the Illusione booth to go over the new releases and...
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IPCPR 2010: Toraño Family Cigars

I am not really sure how this slipped through the cracks on Tuesday, but Toraño Family Cigars probably brought the most new stuff to New...
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IPCPR 2010: Gran Habano

Gran Habano had the largest cigar of the show, but I think we already knew that going in. The Azteca was what drove all the...
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IPCPR 2010: Habana Cuba Cigar Co.

Habana Cuba Cigar Co. (makers of Oliveros) launched a host of new products, including SWAG, an entirely new line. (It’s a Dominican puro made only...
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IPCPR 2010: Drew Estate

Without a doubt, Drew Estate had the most talked about booth, if only because of the shoes. There were some new releases worth mentioning: T52...
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