Editor’s Note: This week in Dortmund, Germany, the European tobacco industry will gather for Inter-tabac 2013. More so than ever, the American-based brands have a presence and a market, particularly in Holland, Germany and a growing marketing in the U.K. I’ll be there again this year and enjoyed meeting a few of our European and Asian readers last year, so if you are in the Westfalenhallen later this week, Tweet at me and we can have a cigar together. echte liebe.


  • Tatuaje Gran Maravilla Set for 2014 — Here.
  • Crowned Heads to Release Headley Grange Lancero — Here.
  • KILO Heads to New Mexico — Story is here.
  • Reinado Ships Grand Empire Reserve Extensions — Here.
  • Viaje Ships Latest Batch of Cigars — Fifty Fifty Red, Black and V.O.R. Details here.
  • Alec Bradley Announces Royal Monkey Society — Story, here.
  • Sons of Anarchy Cigars Ships — Press release, here.
  • Alec Bradley Suffers Apparent Break-In — Here.
  • H.R. 792 Reaches 123 Cosponsors — You can track the House of Representative version of the pro-cigar legislation 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.