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 2011: Oliva Cigar Co.

Publicly, the biggest news regarding Oliva and the 2011 IPCPR was the court order that prevented former employee Sam Leccia from attending the trade show….

IPCPR 2011: Drew Estate

Last year’s winner of the large booth award was back and the rumors before the show started was it was going to bigger than ever….

#jj4jj 2011

A bit late, but it’s still July 22nd. Earlier this afternoon in between two post-IPCPR phone calls, I sat down with a Don Pepín García…

Weekly News (July 18, 2011)

Editor’s Note: This might upset some people. Here it is, the Weekly News, with little of the news most probably care about. The idea of…

2011 IPCPR Preview

And here we are. The documentation Jonathan Drew has been waiting for, the IPCPR releases. It’s another list, this time just the IPCPR releases. It’s…

Padilla IPCPR 2011

Given the State of the Brand: Padilla feature, I sort of wondered where Padilla sat with the host of new releases he had planned on…

News: La Aurora/Miami Cigar IPCPR Preview

There are more? Miami Cigar & Co. and La Aurora have already shed light on a host of new releases for the IPCPR show, but…

Press Release: Toraño Vault

(Miami, FL) July 12, 2011: Toraño Family Cigar Company is excited to unleash Vault, the family’s newest cigar creation. The Toraño family will unveil Vault…

Press Release: Forcade Changes Giralda

MIAMI, FL.- (11 July 2011). Forcade Cigars will proudly reveal new cigar ring and boxes for its “Giralda” brand at the International Premium Cigar &…

Press Release: Paul Garmirian Artisan’s Passion

PG Artisan’s Passion Full Bodied and Affordable – Now Available McLean, Virginia 07/13/11 Paul Garmirian Inc. is pleased to announce PG Artisan’s Passion in 3…

La Flor Dominicana IPCPR 2011 (Updated)

Savona beat me to publishing info about the humidor release from La Flor Dominicana, but today is a full recap of what you should expect…