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.

E.P. Carrillo Elencos Oscuro

And the year keeps getting busier for Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr. and family. As mentioned in our IPCPR coverage, by the end of 2010 E.P. Carrillo…

Casa Fuente Partners with Jack Daniel’s to Offer Limited Edition Whiskey

September 21, 2011 — Casa Fuente inside The Forum Shops at Caesars has teamed up with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey to create a special limited edition Casa Fuente Single Barrel Whiskey which is now available for purchase at the world renowned cigar bar. Each bottle sells for $85.00 with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation and includes a special commemorative tag designating the limited edition selection for Casa Fuente.

Weekly News (September 19, 2011)

Editor’s Note: Quietly, there are a few people beginning to wonder about the IPCPR show in Orlando next year. The main reason for the concern…

Review: Berger & Argenti Entubar V32 Khilla Korona (Prerelease)

According to Al Argenti, this is the first review of the V32, so there’s your breaking news. It’s a cigar that I had honestly been…

Press Release: adorini announces two new humidors at Inter-tabac

Cologne, September 16, 2011 – The new adorini product line offers innovative solutions for protecting and humidifying cigars on the go and at home, or…

Press Release: General Cigar Announces Sherwin Seltzer’s Retirement

Richmond, VA—General Cigar announces today that industry veteran Sherwin Seltzer will retire at the end of October, thus concluding a storied career spanning more than…

Press Release: New Urbano Sumatra Boutique Premium Cigar

Matt Urbano, founder and owner of Urbano Cigars, describes his company’s just-released, second boutique premium cigar: “Urbano Sumatra has a sweet, earthy flavor that settles…

Press Release: Pride Cigars Debuts “809”

September 15, 2011 — Ares (AH-res) Contreras, founder and president of Pride Cigars, Inc., offers his new 809 value-priced premium cigar line, in time for…

Changes at AVO, Griffin’s & Winston Churchill (Exclusive)

A few weeks ago news became public that Eddie Simon would be leaving his role as Brand Manager for AVO, Griffin’s and Winston Churchill. (Eddie…

Weekly News (September 12, 2011)

Editor’s Note: And we shall call this, the one where everything has been delayed. After the jump is news on four major releases that have…

Editorial: The Business of A.J.

I preface this with: I actually think the Oval is a decent cigar and this is by no means the first time this has happened;…