I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the Spring Training public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies, PA announcer for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, and PA announcer for the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA. I'm also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice talent and writer, among other things. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.
While a city supervisor successfully instituted a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products in San Francisco, it ...On August 9, 2017 / By Patrick Lagreid
Smokers in New York City could soon be looking at a significant increase of tobacco products if a proposal ...On August 9, 2017 / By Patrick Lagreid
While not the most common thing to do to tobacco and cigars, barrel aging has been around for quite ...On August 8, 2017 / By Patrick Lagreid
A pair of ballot initiatives that would increase the tobacco tax in South Dakota have been filed with the ...On August 3, 2017 / By Patrick Lagreid
On Tuesday, the Maine Legislature voted to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill to raise the minimum ...On August 2, 2017 / By Patrick Lagreid
The lawsuit brought against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) by Global Premium Cigars, LLC, makers of the ...On August 1, 2017 / By Patrick Lagreid
The age to purchase tobacco products in the Chicago suburb of Vernon Hills, Ill. will be going from 18 ...On August 1, 2017 / By Patrick Lagreid