I guess my excuse for this being late is that it’s Labor Day, so I took some time off. The big news of the week was out of Santiago, DR (or wherever Guillermo León was at the time), my beloved La Aurora 107 Lanceros will be shipping boxes of twenty-one on October 7, 2010 (10/7) for an initial limited release. My favorite cigar law blogger, Frank Herrera, had news out of Cuba regarding arrests (or investigations) involving high-level members of Habanos S.A., including Mr. Manuel Garcia. Arango Cigar Company has released their latest cigarillo, Partido. In addition, Olde Punta Cigar Shop (Punta Gorda, FL) has a new house exclusive called Luca Del Toro.

Hurricane season is underway… so far no damage to the cigar industry as of now. In smoking ban news: Greece has a new one and somebody thinks Houston’s is working. The Washington Post had an interesting article about cigar box collecting and the Walter Reed Hospital.

Finally, a large congratulations to Tatiana Miranda, face of the Tatiana flavored cigars and daughter of Nestor Miranda, and b, newly-promoted director of finance for Miami Cigars, on their engagement. Now Jason… seriously get back to work.

Finally, Pete Johnson talks about the much anticipated Tatuaje Anarchy.

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.