Editor’s Note: Slow week on halfwheel, blame turkey, family and illness. In the mean time, our holiday contest has been announced, it’s big and might even tempt me to use Facebook. December is around the corner, that means cigar of the year season begins. Lots of fun.

  • La Flor Dominicana Mean Digger — Details here.
  • Viaje Holiday Blend Candy Cane Photo Emerges — Story is here.
  • La Gloria Cubana Piramide Supra Emerges in Northeast — Details here.
  • Crémo Maduro Set for December Release
  • Brad Mayo Launches 898 Outfitters — Story here.
    XIKAR Stratosphere Hunter
  • XIKAR Adds Hunter (Green) to Stratosphere — The above via XIKAR.
  • C.Gars LTD November Auction — Mitchell Orchant & Co. saw just over 300 lots bring in £313,286—slightly over $500,000—with 15 lots not selling. The high of the day was this Partagas 155th Aniversario Humidor from 2000 which sold for £8,800, just over $14,000.
  • Davidoff 2013 Year of the Snake — Press release here.
  • Davidoff Holiday Samplers Now Available — Original press release 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.