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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IPCPR 2019: Top 3 Things — Charlie Minato

While much of my time in Las Vegas was in conversations with people not thrilled about CigarCon, there was a lot to like at the...
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IPCPR 2019: Top 3 Things — Brooks Whittington

Another IPCPR Convention & Trade Show—my eighth, if I recall correctly—has come and gone, and so it is time once again to list some of...
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IPCPR 2019: What’s in My Bag — Charlie Minato

My bag for IPCPR 2019 is virtually identical to what I used to cover the 2018 trade show. I’ve actually reduced a few items but...
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IPCPR 2019: What’s In My Bag — Patrick Lagreid

If there was one thing that I tried to focus on with my show floor bag this year, it was reducing the bulk of a...
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IPCPR 2019: Day 2 Recap

Day 1 always feels like I’m remembering how to cover the show, while Day 4 has an urgent and highly rushed feel to it. Days...
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