Editor’s Note: Yesterday marked six months of halfwheel. Brooks and I still haven’t spoken at all about the relatively minor anniversary, but given each member of our staff once ran a cigar blog – six months is oftentimes a lot longer than most of these last. Over the next few weeks, particularly leading into IPCPR, we will be adding small pieces the site including a much needed server upgrade later this week, allowing the lists to return, but the goal has always been the same — make a site that we would want to visit; and that site of course would have the weekly news.

  • Rocky Patel Ends Distribution of EO Brands — Story here.
  • Oliva Serie V Melanio to Debut at IPCPR 2012 — Detailed here.
  • La Gloria Cubana Announces Innovation 538 — Story about the most recent regional edition from General Cigar Co.
  • Paul Garmirian Adds Two Sizes to Symphony 20 — Details here.
  • Tres Reynas — Story on the project from Janny García and Patricia and Raquel Quesada here.
  • Chinook Cellars to Release Terrior — Story here.
  • East India Cigar Co. to Release Red Witch — Story via Gregory Mottola.
  • Jameson to Add Santos de Miami Haven Parejo at IPCPR — Review here.
  • Atlantic Cigar Ships E.P. Carrillo 15th Anniversary — Review and giveaway here.
  • Torcido Cigars Launch — Story via their blog here.
  • CLE Cigars Launch — Details about the launch at the newly-rebranded CLE Cigar Bar at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI. I’m told these ship nationally this week.
  • Altadis Formally Announces the Montecristo Epic — Press release here.
  • Wynwood Cigars — Press release here.
  • H.R. 1639 Gets 207th Cosponsors — Details here.

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.