And very quickly, we are back. Every month, one subscriber of The Newsletter wins a box of cigars in what might be the easiest contest in the cigar business. Last month, we tried to find a home for a sampler of cigars and swag from Dallas-based AKA Cigars.

The winner: quarnaine@*******.com.

If you have an email address that looks like that, contact us. You have until November 12 to claim your prize. Information on how to do so is here.

If you would like to subscribe to The Newsletter, you can do so here. Expect a new version tonight.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of 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.