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Patrick Lagreid
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.

Mil Días Sublime

There are no shortages of sayings and quotes about the merits and value of patience. In the case of one of Crowned Heads’ newest releases,...
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Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. Releasing Lithium in November

Next month, Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. will be doing a limited release of Lithium, its newest full production line. It features an Ecuadorian habano wrapper...
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Sinistro Habana Vieja Maduro Debuting at Omertà Cigar Co.

A new line from Sinistro Cigars, the Habana Vieja Maduro, will debut later this week at Omertà Cigar Co. in Oklahoma City. The blend uses...
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Casa de Montecristo by Prime Cigar & Whiskey Bar is Now Empire Social Lounge

There is now one less Casa de Montecristo location in the U.S., as Casa de Montecristo by Prime Cigar & Whiskey Bar in Miami’s Brickell...
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La Flor Dominicana Updates Carajos Packaging

La Flor Dominicana’s Carajos line is getting new packaging this month, going from wooden packs to tins. The new packaging incorporates an outline of company...
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Southern Draw Adds Two Sizes to Jacobs Ladder Brimstone

A pair of new vitolas are being added to Southern Draw’s Jacobs Ladder Brimstone line this month, one of which is a single store exclusive,...
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Weekly News (Oct. 19, 2020)

News Alec Bradley Announces Project 40 Maduro CRA Freedom Sampler 2020 Coming This Winter Drew Estate’s Liga Privada Único UF-4 Returning Oct. 29 Foundation Adding...
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Black Label Trading Co. Super Deluxe Lancero

Routine is part of life, whether it’s when you get up, how you get to work—at least in the days when people commuted to work—or...
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Fratello DMV Returning with a Maduro Sampler

Fratello’s regionally released DMV line will be getting a new version next month, and brand owner Omar de Frias is switching things up a bit....
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Drew Estate’s Liga Privada Único UF-4 Returning Oct. 29

The Liga Privada Único UF-4 is back for another limited release, as Casa de Montecristo in Countryside, Ill. has announced that the 2020 release is...
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CRA Freedom Sampler 2020 Coming This Winter

There will be a new Cigar Rights of America Freedom Sampler on store shelves before the holiday season, and it will once again feature cigars...
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