Editor’s note: This week, halfwheel extends our condolences to the friends and family of Bob Moreno, who passed away earlier this week. Moreno was a long-time cigar industry veteran who spent time with Davidoff of Geneva, E.P. Carrillo, XIKAR, and La Palina.

We also send our condolences to the friends, family and customers of Young Lee, owner of Don’s Fine Cigars in Phoenix, Ariz., who was killed by a wrong-way motorist earlier this week. — Patrick Lagreid.

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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 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.