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.

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…

IPCPR 2010: The Pictures

The best way to describe what took place….

IPCPR 2010: Colibri

I had a chance to talk with the makers of my beloved Colibri Boss II. They (Colibri) added one new lighter and basically just took…

IPCPR 2010: La Aurora & Miami Cigar & Co.

It was a busy day for the folks at Miami Cigar & Co. as they unveiled their newest creations at IPCPR. While I haven’t spoken…

IPCPR 2010: Berger & Argenti

I had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Argenti from Berger & Argenti and discuss a lot of things. In terms of new products,…

A Visit to Aristocrat Humidors

I spend my summers in Dallas. No, it’s not logical at all. Anyways, while Dallas isn’t a cigar mecca, it is home to one amazing…

Weekly News (August 9, 2010)

I’ve opted not to do any IPCPR-related news… there’s really no point. Press releases are coming out hourly and I’ve been trying to keep up…

Press Release: Miami Cigar Debuts Nestor Miranda Art Deco Cigars

MIAMI, FL — August 5, 2010 — In now another collaborative effort from the award-winning team of Nestor Miranda & Don Pepin Garcia, creators of…

Press Release: Toraño Single Region Cigar Series – Serie Jalapa

Like winemakers’ terroir – with its critical contribution to the unique personality of a wine, the precise region and farm where tobacco is grown will…

Press Release: General Cigar’s Donation to Duck’s Unlimited

General Cigar Donation Will Bolster Ducks Unlimited’s Gulf Coast Habitat Restoration Efforts Richmond, VA— General Cigar today donated $20,000 to Ducks Unlimited (DU) on behalf…

Press Release: Room 101 LTD Conjura Edition

The NEW Room101 LTD Conjura Edition Introducing the NEW Room101 LTD Conjura Edition. The Conjura Edition, meaning Conspiracy in Spanish, is the first installment in…