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 public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I 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.
Oscar Valladares has dug into his personal vault of cigars inside his Honduran factory to release a limited edition ...On October 19, 2018 / By Patrick Lagreid
Ventura Cigar Co.’s new Archetype Fantasy Miniseries is now en route to retailers. It’s a collection of three cigars: ...On October 16, 2018 / By Patrick Lagreid
Pete Johnson has confirmed that a pair of Tatuaje’s most sought-after cigars will be making a return. On the ...On October 6, 2018 / By Patrick Lagreid