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.

Oliva Ships Cain F Lancero Tubos

Earlier this week, Oliva indicated that the Cain F Lancero, a cigar that first debuted over a year, was finally shipping. While the cigar has…

My Father Le Bijou 1922 Federal Cigar 91st Cervantes

Rick Gadway’s Federal Cigar is celebrating its 91st anniversary, and like last year’s 90th anniversary, there are some cigars being made solely to commemorate the…

Weekly News (January 16, 2012)

Editor’s Note: So those eighteen posts were what could be described as the first normal week at halfwheel. I am happy to announced that we…

Press Release: Launch of the Quadi D’Orsay “Regional Edition 2011” Robusto Embajador “Exclusivo Francia” on the Champs Elysees

January 16, 2012 — The most important Parisian cigar shops were invited on 12th January 2012 at the very select Travellers Club, on the Champs…

EO Brands 929

United Tobacco/EO Brands have released a lot of cigars. The brand owned by Eddie Ortega and Erik Espinosa is most famous for its 601 and…

Viaje Super Shot

In the midst of Viaje’s announcement that they were modifying their core line production to be solely a small batch company, Viaje gave Gregory Mottola…

Tatuaje Monster Series to be Rereleased in Smaller Sizes

Earlier this morning on Smoke Inn’s Kiss My Ash Radio show, Pete Johnson of Tatuaje announced that he would be releasing the Monster Series in…

Viaje Platino Samurai (2012)

This hasn’t been a secret for a while now, but the latest version of the Viaje Platino Samurai has arrived at BURN Premium Cigar Specialist…

El Rey del Mundo Vikingos (ER Baltic 2007)

In 2005, Habanos S.A. introduced a new series of limited production releases that would eventually become to be known as Edición Regional (Regional Edition). The program…

Press Release: Senator Mitch McConnell Participates in Cigar Industry Roundtable

January 13, 2012 — On January 10, the Republican Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell, participated in a cigar industry roundtable at the J.C. Newman Factory in…

Press Release: Quorum Line Expands to Include “Double Gordo”

January 13, 2012 — J.C. Newman Cigar Company introduces the Double Gordo, a stout 6″ x 60 cigar in both the Quorum Classic and Quorum…