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.

Caldwell’s Long Live the King Mad MoFo Supporting Cigars for Warriors

The Long Live the King Mad MoFo, a new cigar from Caldwell Cigars that has begun showing up at stores, is being released in support…

El Artista Cigars Adds Distribution in Sweden

El Artista Cigars will be coming to Sweden thanks to a new distribution agreement with Star Cigar & Spirits. “I am so happy to work…

Drew Estate’s Deadwood Leather Rose Adding Petite Corona

The Deadwood Leather Rose line from Drew Estate will be getting a new size in October, as the company has announced that it will be…

Dapper Cigar Co. Begins Shipping La Madrina Shade

After delays with getting the packaging for its new La Madrina Shade line, Dapper Cigar Co. has begun shipping the first wave of the new…

My Father Ships Garcia & Garcia Robusto Deluxe

At this year’s PCA Convention & Trade Show in July, My Father Cigars had only one new product on display, a new size of its…

Liga Privada Único Serie Pancetta Returning Oct. 1

The Liga Privada Único Serie Pancetta is set to return on Oct. 1 at the same two shops where it has been released since its…

Viaje Announces Revamped Oro and Platino

Viaje has announced that it is bringing back its original releases in the Oro and Platino lines, some of the debut cigars that helped put…

ACE Prime’s Fiat Lux Arrives at Stores

It’s a bit later than originally anticipated, but Fiat Lux by Luciano from ACE Prime is beginning to arrive at retailers. The company originally announced…

Mombacho Cigars S.A. Sends Botucal to Germany

In December 2019, the Diplomático by Mombacho Cigars S.A. line arrived at stores in the U.S., a cigar blended by the Nicaraguan cigar company to…

PDR Cigars Adds Corona to El Trovador Lines

PDR Cigars has added a corona vitola to its El Trovador lineup, a 5 x 44 vitola that is not only a personal favorite of…

Kafie 1901 Señoritas Slated for November

With the colder months approaching, Kafie 1901 Cigars has announced plans for a pair of new cigars designed to be enjoyed within about 20 minutes,…