TPE 2020: Patrick Lagreid Recap

This marked the first time that I had been to the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) since 2015; after covering it that year as well as...
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Watch: Patrick Lagreid on Cigars Daily LIVE

This evening, I—Patrick Lagreid—will be the guest on the Cigars Daily LIVE show on YouTube and will be talking about a number of cigar-related topics,...
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2019 Reviews in Review

Before we start handing out the awards, I thought it would be interesting to review some of the statistics from our 2019 cigars reviews. If...
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A Bigger Year (Programming Notes)

On paper, 2019 will be a big year for halfwheel. That’s how last year’s version of this article started. In it, I said that we...
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Submit a Top Cigar List for The Consensus 2019

Every January since this site started, we have published something called The Consensus. The idea was to see what would happen if I took all of...
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Listen: Charlie Minato on Cigar Talk

A couple weeks ago I talked with Rob Jones of Cigar Talk, a podcast that talks about cigars. Rob contacted me right around the time of some big...
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Understanding H.R. 2339: A Doomsday Scenario for the Cigar Industry That Probably Won’t Happen

Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health passed H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019. The bill includes...
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A Night at Tei-an with Davidoff

And now for something completely different. If the halfwheel staff was asked to rank its collective favorite restaurant, my money would be on Tei-an. And if I...
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Event: Tei-an Cigar Omakase Feat. Davidoff, Krug & Suntory (Oct. 24, 2019)

Cigars. Champagne. Whisky. Japanese cuisine. Dallas. These are a few of my favorite things. Also, there is an event that involves all of them and halfwheel....
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It’s Twenty Nineteen: IPCPR 2019 Recap

In most years, the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show wouldn’t have even started yet, but for 2019 the trade show began earlier and with more...
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IPCPR 2019: A Recap from Our IPCPR Editor

Hello cigar fans. For the final time this 2019 IPCPR season, it is Heather Hartel, the halfwheel editorial assistant. The 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade...
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