Watch: Charlie Minato on Micallef Cigars’ “Off The Record” Show (7:00 P.M CDT)

It’s called Off The Record but it’s definitely on the record. Tonight, I’ll be on Micallef Cigars’ Facebook Live Show, titled Off The Record. I will be...
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If PCA 2020 Happens halfwheel Won’t Be There

We’re out. After waking up this morning, I read this article—which if I’m being honest didn’t shine that much new light on the situation here...
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Watch: Charlie Minato on The Cigar Life (5:00 P.M. EST)

Later today, Charlie Minato will be on Altadis U.S.A.’s The Cigar Life video series. I—yes, me—will be interviewed by Rafael Nodal, head of product capability...
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Watch: Charlie Minato on Cigar Coop’s Prime Time Show (9:00 P.M. CDT)

As it turns out, live entertainment is in short supply and a bit depressing at the moment. But tonight, I’ll be on Cigar Coop’s Prime Time Show,...
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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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