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.

Camacho Liberty Series 2011 (Exclusive)

Didn’t I warn you IPCPR news mode was in full swing? Today, news on a staple of the IPCPR show, the Camacho Liberty. The popular…

San Lotano Oval (Updated)

A new shape, or at least that’s what I’m told. It’s got a Habano 2000 wrapper and aged Nicaraguan filler. The San Lotano Oval, which…

CAO Prices Back to Historical Levels

Yesterday, we reported as part of the Weekly News that CAO was set to increase prices effective July 1, 2011. The information came from an…

Viaje TNT (2011) & Viaje C-4 (Updated)

We are only two months away from the 4th of July and so it’s not shocking the ramblings about the next Viaje TNT are starting….

Viaje Announces V.O.R. DT & V.P.R. DT (Updated)

Underneath the news that was the Viaje Zombie release has been the word that the Viaje V.O.R. and V.P.R. would be released. Rumors have run…

Viaje Summerfest (2011)

There are six total cigars coming out from Viaje this week, the two that have gotten the least amount of press? Summerfest. The details were…

Weekly News (June 20, 2011)

Editor’s Note: Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of TheCigarFeed. While I’ve already reflected on one year and the future, I guess I’ll reflect on this…

Reflections on a Year

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of TheCigarFeed. I didn’t realize it until after Lancero50 started that we would end on the one-year anniversary, but…

Review: El Centurion Lancero

I started Lancero50 with what I consider the perennial favorite amongst the mainstream releases as the best regular production Lancero on the market today, the…

Review: Don Pepin Garcia Series JJ Maduro Lancero

And it goes a little something like this… Two years after Pepín introduce the Series JJ, he added a Maduro. The line was first shown…

Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic Lancero

The only other size to be released elsewhere, although like the Blue Label, it had different dimensions. Victor Vitale of The Cigar Agency had 100…