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.

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.