Editor’s Note: November 11, still no top cigars of the year list, which is kind of surprising. In case you missed the most recent edition of The Newsletter, the site will be redesigned on January 1. These types of things can be painful, I still remember what Jalopnik used to look like, so if you really enjoy the way the site looks at the moment, savor it.

  • La Flor Dominicana Mickey Blake’s Edicion Exclusiva Coming — Details here.
  • CAO Releases Pair of Holiday La Traviatas — Details here.
  • San Lotano Oval Pigskin Super Smoke Being Released This Week — Details here.
  • La Flor Dominicana Triple Threat Released via Tobacco Plaza — Another LFD limited edition arrives in stores.
  • Quesada Makes Special Cigar for Big Smoke — Details here.
  • 601 La Bomba Bunker Buster Slated for 2014 — Next in the Smoke Inn Microblend Series, preliminary details are here.
  • Ortega The Fox Set to Expand in 2014 — Story here, review here.
  • La Jugada Nunchuck Targeted for 2014 — Details here.
  • Miró Maduro Coming in 2014 — The latest from Kuuts, story here.
  • Sentinel Cigars Expands Little Havana Series – Ryan Job Line — Story here.
  • Ted’s Cigars Partners With Sam Adams for Utopias Cigar — Here.
  • Illusione Raises Epernay & ULTRA Prices — Just slightly. Details here.
  • Casa Fernández Adds JFR Junior — Press release here.
  • Casa Fernández Adds Aganorsa Leaf Maduro Ilustre — Press release here.
  • The Judge by J. Fuego — Press release here for Famous Smoke Shop.
  • Davidoff Opens San Antonio Lounge — Press release here, Brooks Whittington took a portrait of Hendrik “Henke” Kelner at the lounge, which you can see here.
  • Davidoff Opens Up Tennessee Lounge — Here.
  • XVI Festival del Habano Details Announced — Press release is 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.