January 20, 2022

Lampert 1675 Edición Rojo Debuting at TPE 2022

First it was blue, now it’s time for red. Next week, Lampert Cigars will introduced the new Lampert 1675 Edición Rojo, the company’s newest line. It…

Drew Estate Debuting ACID 20 Connecticut Toro at TPE 2022 (Update)

During Thursday night’s Freestyle Live event, Drew Estate announced the upcoming release of the ACID 20 Connecticut Toro. It’s a 6 x 54 vitola, with…

Colorado Legislature to Debate Ban on Flavored Tobacco

A bill has been introduced into the Colorado Legislature that would ban the sale of all flavored tobacco and nicotine products. House Bill 1064 was…

Alec Bradley’s New Fine & Rare Slated for April

Alec Bradley has announced that its newest Fine & Rare release is scheduled to hit store shelves beginning in April, approximately six months after the…

2021 Awards: Packaging Top 10

The Packaging Awards is a tradition that pre-dates halfwheel itself. Brooks Whittington, co-founder of halfwheel, started the awards at his former blog, Smoking Stogie. We ask each of…

Watch: The Packaging Top 10 of 2021 Live (12:00 P.M. CST)

As is our tradition, before we unveil the Top 25 Cigars of 2021, we will start with our favorite packaging items we saw in the…

La Aurora Especiales Heading to TPE 2022

Next week, La Aurora will show off its newest cigar line, though it won’t be the first time some of the retailers buying the cigars…

Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Gordo Debuting at TPE 2022

The Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua line will be getting a new size—the line’s largest to date—next month. Aging Room is adding the Aging Room Quattro…

CAO Amazon Basin Returns to Stores

The CAO Amazon Basin is returning to store shelves for another limited edition run. The line, which debuted in 2014, garnered attention for its use…

Phillips & King Unveils New Branding, Announces New Digital Strategy

Phillips & King International has revealed a new and updated corporate brand identity, as well as plans to launch a new wholesale e-commerce platform. In…