Editor’s Note: This past week was halfwheel’s most visited by a fairly large margin. I looked back at my notes from when halfwheel started and looked at what we as a staff were working on a year ago, it’s been a long year. Contest winners announced shortly.

  • Savinelli Cigars to be Distributed by Laudisi — Story here.
  • Tatuaje Apocalypse Pictures Emerge — Story here.
  • Andrew Brennan Joins La Palina — Left LFD on Wednesday. Story here. >Padilla Event Pack.png
  • New Padilla Promotional Packs — We reported event packs in our story on the distribution change with Oliva.
  • Mad/Dash Adds Alec Bradley — Press release here.
  • Gurkha Wins Packaging Award — Press release here, my thoughts on the Gurkha 125th, including the bands, 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.