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.
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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.