Editor’s Note: (The) Contest coming. Promise. Enjoy the holidays.

  • Guillermo León by La Aurora 15 Minute Break Next Month — Story here.
  • Tatuaje Exclusive Mission Pipe CQ1 in January — Details here.
  • Viaje Holiday Blend 2012 Candy Cane Emerges — Picture here.
  • Gran Habano Expands Gran Reserva Line — Details here.
  • Herrera Estelí Ships — 150 Boxes for events ships this week, that will be all for 2012. The cigar goes full production early 2013. Papas Fritas still on track for next month.
  • La Aurora Ships 100 Años This WeekHere.
  • Crowned Heads Mule Kicks ShipsHere.
  • La Grande Clase Nears Shipment — Story here.
  • Camacho Vintage Holiday Sampler Announced — Story here.
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  • Smaller LAT Emerges — No word on production. Above via Dan Reeve.
  • Zander-Greg Announces Just Compare It — Press release here.
  • Best Cigar Prices Releases 2012 Limited — Press release here.
  • Gurkha 125th Ships — Press release here.
  • J. Grotto Lancero Ships Here is the press release.
  • JM Tobacco Announces Price Increase for JM’s Dominican Premium Cigar Line — Press release here.
  • 7-20-4 Adds Rick ArditoThis makes it official.

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.