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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.

Hiram & Solomon Cigars Announces UK Distribution

Hiram & Solomon Cigars has announced a distribution agreement with Bright Leaf Distribution Ltd. that will bring its cigars to retailers in the United Kingdom....
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Weekly News (Jan. 18, 2021)

News Davidoff 702 Series Goes on Hiatus Esteban Carreras Announces Price Increases General Cigar Co. Announces Price Increase Herrera Estelí Flying Pig, Liga Privada H99...
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La Palina Goldie No. 6

Coming out of a year full of disruptions to daily life, there is a bit of solace to be found when things do go according...
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Tampa’s Cigar Heritage Festival Cancels March Event, Plans on December Event

The 2020 edition of the Cigar Heritage Festival will not be happening, as the event’s organizers have decided that they won’t be able to hold...
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PDR Cigars Announces Price Increase

Citing a number of factors, PDR Cigars has announced that it is increasing prices across the majority of its portfolio. It’s an increase of between...
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South Fulton, Ga. Passes Updated Smoking Ban

Citing the absence of a statewide law to protect people from secondhand smoke, the South Fulton City Council has passed an ordinance that will ban...
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Visol Adds Ridge Lighter

Visol has a new single flame torch lighter hitting the market, the Ridge. It’s a compact pocket lighter that offers a curved side that serves...
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Arturo Fuente Naked Kings

There are companies who are fairly secretive about their cigars, and there are companies who are very forthcoming about the details of their cigars. And...
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Esteban Carreras Announces Price Increases

Esteban Carreras has announced that a portion of its portfolio will be getting a bit more expensive in 2021. Craig Cunningham, the company’s president, told halfwheel...
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XIKAR Releases Updated Pipeline Lighter

An updated version of the XIKAR Pipeline soft flame lighter is on its way to retailers. Quality Importers has announced that it has given the...
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General Cigar Co. Announces Price Increase

Nearly the entire General Cigar Co. portfolio will be getting more expensive, as the company has informed retailers that it will be implementing a price...
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