2012 Awards: The halfwheel Packaging Top 10

After somewhat of an absence last year, a tradition Brooks started at SmokingStogie is back, packaging awards. As the amount of releases continues to increase...
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Blog: Some Programming Notes

First, Happy New Year! Like last year, the first week of the year will be kind of special. We’ve long held the belief that no...
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Introducing the halfwheel Newsletter

Next Monday, we will release the first edition of our newest offering, the halfwheel Newsletter. The product will be emailed the first Monday of each...
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Editorial: The Ten Questions for 2013

I think this might be my favorite article to write and publish. It takes a lot of time, but despite what my Twitter account might...
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Announcement: Holiday Party at Elite Cigar Cafe

On Friday December 21, halfwheel’s editors (Brooks Whittington and Charlie Minato) and writer Brian Burt will be at Elite Cigar Cafe in Addison, TX for...
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Blog: Gary Sheffield Tour Dates Announced

Rocky Patel Cigar Co. has announced a series of in-store events that will feature former Major Leaguer Gary Sheffield, who will be appearing in support...
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Announcement: Holiday Party at Tobacco Grove

On Friday December 7, halfwheel’s editors (Brooks Whittington and Charlie Minato) will be at Tobacco Grove in Maple Grove, MN for a get together we...
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(The) Contest Day 2: Oliva Special S Diadema (7 x 48)

It’s not the massive 9 x 52 Special S Diadema, but it’s still part of Oliva’s least known line. The Special S was introduced in...
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Blog: New Announcement Bar

We’ve recently started to have giveaways again on halfwheel and we’ve heard from a few regular readers they didn’t necessarily see that there was a...
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Blog: Why We Changed the RSS Feed

After more than a dozen e-mails, tweets and phone calls, it seemed like this might be necessary. A few weeks ago we changed the way...
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Blog: On Our Macklemore Obsession & Contest

If you follow Patrick Lagreid and/or me on Twitter, you might have noticed a reference to Seattle rapper Macklemore, a few times, particularly from yours...
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