Editor’s Note: For those that were hoping for tons of news, I apologize. This was one of the more quiet weeks in cigar news. February will be a bit busy now, particularly with ProCigar coming up in about two weeks. Unfortunately, every once in a while, things are quiet. — el niño diablo.
  • La Flor Dominicana Raises Prices — Details here.
  • La Flor Dominicana Ships Double Claro — Original details here.
  • My Father Atlantic 15th Anniversary — Details here.
  • AVO Heritage Short Corona — Numerous retailers are reporting that AVO has shipped a new extension to the Heritage line. The Short Corona is 3 5/8 x 43 and is offered in boxes of twenty.
  • Quesada Ships q d’etat Molotov — Review here.
  • Ortega Serie D Ships — Eddie Ortega’s newest line shipped to retailers, no word on the rest of his projects.
  • Two More 2011 Edición Regionals ReleasedAccording to Trevor Leask the Bolivar ER Qatar 2011 Oryx and La Gloria Cubana ER Belux 2011 Belux No.1 have been released.
  • Chess Cigars to Make U.S. Debut in MarchAccording to this tweet, the Norwegian-based company’s Dominican-made product will be released stateside in March.
  • 262 Releases Manifesto — Press release here.
  • Arturo Fuente Launches New Website — It can be found here, there’s a tad more info on Angel Share, although nothing particularly groundbreaking.
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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.