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.

IEPT Celebrates 30th Anniversary With New Book

Importada y Exportadora de Puros y Tabacos, S.A. de C.V. (IEPT), the importer of Habanos S.A. products into Mexico, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this…

Matilde Limited Exposure No. 1

In the summer of 2021, Matilde Cigar Co. announced the it was launching a new line of limited editions under the name of Limited Exposure….

Vertigo Zephyr

If you stay up on developments in the cigar lighter world, or if you’ve gone lighter shopping recently, you’ve undoubtedly seen a steady increase in…

Visol Products Ships The Trident by Caseti

If you’ve ever wanted to have three options to cut your cigar in one cutter, The Trident by Caseti might just be what you’re looking…

Crowned Heads Shipping Le Pâtissier on Monday

Le Pâtissier, the latest release from Crowned Heads, will be on its way to retailers on Monday as Jon Huber confirmed to halfwheel that the cigar…

Cabaiguan Perfecto Slated for Summer 2022

Pete Johnson of Tatuaje gave his social media followers a glimpse at one of his planned new releases for 2022, a Cabaiguan perfecto that measures…

E.P. Carrillo Names Former Habanos S.A. Executive as New General Manager

E.P. Carrillo has announced that it has hired former Habanos S.A. executive Jorge Luís Fernández Maique to be its new general manager. Lissette Perez-Carrillo told…

La Palina Ships 125 Años, Schedules Revamped KB Line to Ship Next Week

Both a new line and a revamped line from La Palina will soon be showing up in humidors, as the company has begun shipping its…

Isabela Cigars Releases The Mammoth

Isabela Cigars has released The Mammoth, a new line arriving at stores that is geared towards fans of big ring gauges. The Mammoth features a…

HVC 10th Anniversary

It would be easy to start this review like many others, with a cigar company celebrating an anniversary with a new limited edition. That is…

Oliva Master Blends 3 Maduro Arrives at Atlantic Cigar Co.

There is now a maduro version of the Oliva Master Blends 3 line, and it is available exclusively at Atlantic Cigar Co. This new line…