Editor’s Note: March is in full swing. As has been mentioned a few times here before, this should be no surprise. In halfwheel news, we would like to welcome Prometheus as our newest sponsor. For the next few days, Brook and I will be meeting at the super secret halfwheel offices in Dallas, before I head out to site sponsor Federal Cigar’s 91st Anniversary Party later this week.

  • Erik Espinosa Rebrands as Espinosa Premium Cigars, Announces New Brand & Factory — Updated details here.
  • Viaje Ships WLP Candela (2012), Super Shot 12 Gauge, WMD, MOAB and FOAB — Details here.
  • J. Fuego Announces Origen Maduro Release — Details here.
  • La Palina Ships El Diaro KB — Details about the Kill Bill here.
  • AVO Limited Edition 2012 La Trompeta — Press Release here.
  • Illusione Singulare 2011, Singulare 2012 and MK Ultra Extensions — Details of Dion Giolito’s announcement on Kiss My Ash Radio via Cigar-Coop.
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  • Room 101 San Andrés — Picture above via David Jones of TikiBar Online.
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  • Tatuaje Little Monsters BoxesPicture above via “Casper.” Details including sizes and pricing, here.
  • Beach Cigar Group Rebranded as Gurkha — Details via Cigar Aficionado.
  • Chaveta Habano Toro Lands, Corona Gorda Delayed — Original story here.
  • NHC Surrogates Gets a Factory NameOr so would indicate Pete Johnson. We reviewed the Skull Breaker here.
  • Gran Habano Barracuda Gets Release DateApril 7th according to Jon Fia.
  • Crowned Heads Selección No.5 Gets Release Date — April 27th at UPtown’s Smoke Shop.
  • Gran Habano Azteca DiscontinuedVia Cigar Brief.
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  • New Dignity LinesDoes that say Minnesota?
  • Eddie Ortega Hints At Ortega Serie D Extensions — Details here.
  • 7-20-4 Maduro — Some thoughts on a prototype of Kurt A. Kendall’s newest project via Traveling Stogie.
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham Co-Sponsors S.1461 — Details about the Senate’s bill to exempt the premium cigar industry from FDA control 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 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.