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.

Weekly News (May 2, 2011)

Late cigar news is better than no cigar news? Apologies, it’s been a hectic day, shouldn’t happen again. Now for things you care about… A…

Review: Montecristo 75th Aniversario Lancero

Montecristo is a relatively young brand given it often is mentioned in the same breath as Romeo y Julieta, Partagás and H. Upmann. Amongst the…

Review: My Father No. 4

But you already reviewed the My Father No. 4? True. Is the review still up? Nope. My thoughts on the cigar haven’t changed, but I…

A Primer: Lancero

With the Lancero50 about to begin, it seemed appropriate for a primer on my favorite vitola. Without a doubt, one of the less popular cigars…

Manuel García Confirmed in Jail

Back in September of last year, Frank Herrera of CigarLaw and La Caridad del Cobre wrote a piece that highlighted some internet chatter regarding the…

Weekly News (April 25, 2011)

It hasn’t been the same sort of week as last week in regard to new releases, but there’s still quite a bit of cigar news….

My Father Le Bijou 1922 Corona Gorda

The My Father Le Bijou 1922 Corona Gorda has been mentioned a few times before, but it seems time as come for the next limited-edition…

Weekly News (April 18, 2011)

Who said April was a slow cigar news month? After the jump is a massive news post with perhaps more release announcements than any other…

Viaje To Release Zombie

Andre Farkas just put this up on his Facebook page, so I guess this is now on the record cigar news. Another Viaje will be…

Weekly News (April 11, 2011)

This week in cigar news: Pete Johnson. Seriously, it’s a relatively quiet week with the notable exception of Tatuaje’s Pete Johnson. When you remove the…

LFD The Digger & Litto Gomez Cubanito

There’s an interesting story behind these. They are made for someone who named “Digger” who frequents Olde Town Tobacconist in Fredericksburg, VA, nicknamed “Digger.” He…