Editor’s Note: It’s the last week of the original halfwheel theme. Say your goodbyes.

  • Fuente Ships FFOX Angel’s Share — Here.
  • Illusione Ships Singularé 2013 Rose Croix — Here.
  • Oliva Expand With Serie V Melanio Desocio — Here.
  • Steve Ysidron Delays Gonzo, Plans More Epicurean Releases — Here.
  • Viaje Ships WLP Christmas Tree & Friends and Family La Cadeau — Details here.
  • Nat Sherman Super Lanceros Coming — Here.
  • Gurkha Classic Eyed for 2014 — Here.
  • Padilla Reserva Corona Coming — Along with a sampler. Here.
  • Acquitaine Blockhead Released as Store Exclusive — Details here.
  • Cigar Trademark Filings Research — Here.
  • Davidoff Relaunches Flagship Tokyo Store — Here.


  • FDA Head Speaks on Potential Premium Cigar Regulations — Here.
  • Newbury Port, Mass. Examines Purchasing Age Increase — Story here.
  • Braintree, Mass. Eyes Purchase Age Increase — Here.
  • Glynn County, Ga. Ponders Smoking Ban — Here.
  • Salisbury, N.C. Considers Park Ban — Here.
  • Oahu, Minn. Smoking Ban Coming — Details here.
  • UC Santa Cruz Smoking Ban For 2014 — 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.