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.

Viaje Holiday Blend 2010

As per Andre Farkas’ Facebook account some more info has leaked about the 2010 Holiday Blend. Well… sort of. It’s the same blend as 2009…

Weekly News (November 29, 2010)

The Tatuaje Anarchy went on pre-order at Smoke Inn this past Friday, orders should start arriving around December 10th. Alec Bradley gave out more information…

Weekly News (November 22, 2010)

It’s been a quietly busy week. The big news, the Tatuaje Anarchy launched. It’s a pigtailed Figurado that measures a 6 1/8 x 48-52 in…

Winter Charity Raffle (Over)

I’ve alluded to this in a lot of places and today I’m proud to announced TheCigarFeed’s Winter Charity Raffle. It had been a while since…

Tatuaje Anarchy

The Tatuaje Anarchy is set to be the next exclusive Tatuaje, unless of course Pete releases something between now and Dec. 10. The cigars will…

Weekly News (November 15, 2010)

Last week when I said Sam Leccia would not be the last one to leave a brand before the end of the year, Tim Ozgener…

Cain Daytona, Cain F Lancero & STUDIO TOBAC

Only a few days after Sam Leccia’s departure, STUDIO TOBAC has already announced their newest project, the Cain Daytona. It’s been in the works/rumored for…

Weekly News (November 8, 2010)

The big news this week, the story I broke on Thursday, Sam Leccia will be leaving Oliva Cigar Co. at the end of this year….

Sam Leccia Leaving Oliva

Hearing from a few sources that Sam Leccia will be out at Oliva Cigar Co. Still waiting on official word from Oliva, but it sounds…

Editorial: A Thank You

Before you read this next post, you should understand I try my best. I try my best to find flavor nuances, I try my best…

Weekly News (November 1, 2010)

Hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween weekends. Instead of candy, I had Padrón weekend. The annual release of the Oliva Serie V Maduro hit stores this…