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 handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.