Rafael Nodal

Graded: Ten Questions for 2018

With 2018 counting down its final days, it’s time to take a look back at an article that is an annual tradition on halfwheel, Ten…

Aging Room Small Batch Pura Cepa Rondo

The idea of puros—cigars made from a single country of origin—is hardly a new one, yet it is one I remain very intrigued by. While…

Aging Room by Rafael Nodal Ships

Earlier this summer, Aging Room announced a massive overhaul to its portfolio; now, the first of the new product is heading to stores. https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1039174117189185536 Most…

IPCPR 2018: Boutique Blends

If you walked into the Altadis U.S.A. booth and didn’t know better, you’d assume that Boutique Blends and its now signature Aging Room line was…

Boutique Blends Overhauls Portfolio, Announces Five New Lines

The Boutique Blends portfolio will be getting a major overhaul in the coming weeks, as the company looks to reorganize its lines into four key…

Aging Room Small Batch Pura Cepa to Debut in May (Update)

Aging Room will be releasing a new cigar next month, as the company has announced Pura Cepa, a name that means pure bred in Spanish. The…

Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta Toro

There are a lot of things I’d love to be able to do when it comes to the cigar industry and my knowledge of it….

Trinidad Santiago Robusto

In May, Altadis U.S.A. announced that it would take over the distribution and sales of Boutique Blends, the company behind the Aging Room line of…

Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta Coming From Altadis U.S.A.

The next installment in Altadis U.S.A.’s Romeo y Julieta line will take the brand to Mexico by way of a San Andrés wrapper. Set to…

Ten Questions for 2018

It’s almost 2018, which means it’s time for my annual article of speculation. For the last eight years, something that actually precedes halfwheel, I will ask…

Graded: The Ten Questions for 2017

Another year almost over, another Ten Questions to grade. As loyal readers of the site are aware, my colleague Charlie Minato wraps up each year…