Patrick Lagreid

About the author

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 and Arizona Diamondbacks 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 over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.

Weekly News (Sept. 27, 2021)

Cigar News ATL Cigar Co. Launching ATL Magic Next Month Casa Cuevas Rebrands Prensado Line Davidoff Closing Atlanta Store Later This Year Eladio Diaz Opening…

Goleta, Calif. Bans Flavored Tobacco Products

This week, the Goleta City Council voted 4-1 in favor of an ordinance that will ban the sale of flavored tobacco products within city limits,…

La Sirena Mexican Mermaid Heads to Stores

The latest cigar from La Sirena, the Mexican Mermaid, is on its way to stores. As the name suggests, Mexican tobacco is featured prominently in…

Tatuaje Cojonú 2021 Heads to Stores

Tatuaje has begun shipping the latest installment in its Cojonú series to retailers, which will have them on shelves in the coming week. The Tatuaje…

Montecristo Epic Vintage 12 No. 2

It is no secret that Altadis U.S.A. has a huge portfolio of cigars that it produces, many of which fall under the headers of some…

HumidifGroup Introduces Smart Packaging for Cigar Boxes

The next box of cigars that you buy might have some new technology in it, as HumidifGroup USA has begun offering its new Smart Packaging…

Coventry, Conn. Bans Smoking on Town Property

With a unanimous 6-0 vote on Monday, the Coventry Town Council passed a ban on the smoking of tobacco and cannabis products on town-owned property….

Tatuaje Shaggy Pumpkin Coming to CRA Freedom Sampler

Tatuaje will be contributing a new version of its Pumpkin cigar to the upcoming Cigar Rights of America Freedom Sampler that is slated to be…

Southern Draw Adding Jacobs Ladder The Ascension

Southern Draw’s Jacobs Ladder is getting a new limited edition size this week in celebration of the 21st birthday of its namesake, Ethan Jacob Holt,…

Casa Cuevas Rebrands Prensado Line

The Casa Cuevas Prensado line is getting a new look by way of a secondary band that is being added to help distinguish it from…

Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. Ships Lancero Sampler

A quintet of new lanceros from Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. will be heading to stores this week, as Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. has begun shipping…