Editor’s Note: Thanks to all those who made it to the halfwheel Holiday Party Pt. 1 at Tobacco Grove this past weekend. It was lots of fun and we found out that Brooks and I should probably remain in Dallas, where it only snows once a year. Details on Pt. 2, which will be on December 21 in Dallas, TX come shortly.

  • Tatuaje Cohete Possible for 2013Here.
  • FFOX ForbiddenX 13 Arrives in Stores — Somehow there is less than there were last year, here.
  • Tatuaje Black Label Lancero Heads to New York/New Jersey — Story here.
  • CAO Left Coast — Details on yet another General Cigar Co. regional release here.
  • Viaje Winter Releases Ship With Friends and Family — Details here.
  • Room101/Smoke Inn Partner for Big Delicious — Story here.
  • 262 Announces Revere Lancero — Story here.
  • XIKAR Discontinues/Recalls Plunge LighterHere.
  • Viaje Ships Batch of Five Fifty Eight — Details here.
  • Rocky Patel Releases Bernie Parent BSB #1 — Details here.
  • Tatuaje 10th Anniversary BandVia Pete Johnson. Presumably for the Brown Label 10th Anniversary. Also, new LAT band.
  • Inter-tabac 2013 Gets Protection — Business will be as usual next year despite new smoking laws for the region via Cigar Journal.
  • Gary Sheffield HR500 Tour DatesHere.
  • Atlantic Cigar Announces La Mia — Press release here.
  • Ted’s Launches Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cigar — Press release here.
  • Match Lounge Gets Oliva 2013 Sampler Debut — Press release here, details on the sample here.
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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.