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 (October 17, 2011)

Editor’s Note: As far as what is after the jump, it may seem a bit light. The reality is, this week is anything but. There…

Liga Privada UF4 (Exclusive)

Single store Liga Privada. A few weeks after Jonathan Drew posted a picture of a bundle of MF4s in craft paper, and now the particulars….

Weekly News (October 10, 2011)

Editor’s Note: Rest in peace Steve. Here’s to the Crazy Ones. — el niño diablo. Viaje Skull and Bones “?” — These will be out…

Press Release: La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale Ships

October 5, 2011 — Continuing its tradition of innovation, Team La Gloria is proud to introduce La Gloria Cubana® Artesanos Retro Especiale, a collection that…

Viaje Exclusivo Lancero (Exclusive)

The next Viaje shall be a Lancero. After the Oro Koa for R. Field Wine Company, Skull & Bones “?” 2011 and Red and Black…

Press Release: Toraño to Give Away 25 Wine Refrigerators & Grand Prize Trip

October 4, 2011—Toraño Family Cigar Co. has partnered with Arrington Vineyards for a spectacular contest that combines two of the finer things in life: premium handmade cigars and award winning wine. This contest awards 25 lucky winners a stainless steel wine refrigerator that holds twenty-four bottles of wine and qualifies them for a Grand Prize trip to Arrington Vineyards in Nashville, Tennessee.

Weekly News (October 3, 2011)

Editor’s Note: The biggest news of the week was the Friday announcement from the attorneys for Pepín García indicating the legal matter of El Rey…

News: El Rey de los Habanos Lawsuit Settled

The legal battle over El Rey de los Habanos is over. Shortly before trial was set to begin, the long-rumored settlement has materialized. Details are…

Press Release: Toraño Family Cigar Co. Adds Jack Toraño

(Miami, FL) September 29, 2011— Toraño Family Cigar Co. has taken another step to strengthen its team as President Charlie Toraño is proud to announce the hiring of…

Weekly News (September 26, 2011)

Editor’s Note: Surreal is the word of the day. This week, the industry lost one of its brightest figures — Bert Gottfried of Oliva Family…

In Memoriam: Bert Gottfried

This will be the start of what is going to be a weekend full of statements celebrating the life of the iconic Bert Gottfried of…