Simply Stogies Podcast

Hosted ByJames Giehm

A cigar journey.

Episode 117: Charlie Minato of

Small Batch Cigar

James and Nick welcome Charlie Minato, co-founder of The trio discuss how Halfwheel came to be, when Charlie started smoking cigars, as well as find out how they review cigars. Charlie details their review process and if there is such a thing as a 100pt cigar. Charlie gives us his expert opinions on the FDA, PCA, cigar pricing, and the cigar industry at large. We also discuss cigar media’s role and how social media has changed the game.

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