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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.

Nat Cicco Fifty Five to Debut at 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show

Last year, the Nat Cicco brand turned 55-years-old; this year, its parent company, Zander-Greg, will mark the occasion with a new limited edition cigar. The...
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Neanderthal C3

It’s one thing to think of cigar companies that are known for producing a certain kind of cigar, or from a certain region, of a...
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La Palina Goldie Prominente to be Released at PCA 2021

Retailers who attend the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show will get the exclusive opportunity to order a new size of the La Palina Goldie,...
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La Sirena Mexican Mermaid Slated for September

La Sirena’s newest cigar will be coming from one of the Dominican Republic’s newest factories, Tabacalera La Isla, opened by Hostos Fernández Quesada at the...
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Tatuaje Adding T110 Broadleaf & Sumatra

In April, the Tatuaje T110, one of the more storied cigars in the company’s history, returned to the store where it debuted in 2009. Soon,...
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La Flor Dominicana Independence Day 2021 Heading to Jack Schwartz Importer

La Flor Dominicana will be celebrating Independence Day this year with a new double figurado that will be released through Jack Schwartz Importer as part...
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Weekly News (June 7, 2021)

Cigar News ADVentura Adding New Vitolas in King’s Gold, Conqueror Lines (Update) Aladino Corojo Reserva Torpedo Begins Shipping Blanco Appoints Ken Mansfield as National Sales...
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Por Larrañaga Galanes

If there’s been one fairly common topic in my recent conversations about what Habanos S.A. has been releasing, it’s that the new cigars all seem...
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Tatuaje Announces Two Black Label Vitolas Will be Going on Hiatus

Fans of the Toro and Britanicas Extra vitolas in Tatuaje’s Black Label Private Reserve line will want to start stocking up, as Pete Johnson has...
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EPC Cigar Co. Announces Return of Short Run

EPC Cigar Co. has announced the return of its Short Run line, the first time it will be released since 2016. Making the announcement via...
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Cigar Clowns The Ronald by AJ Fernandez Set for Latest LCA Release

The Limited Cigar Association has announced its next release, a cigar called Cigar Clowns “The Ronald” that is made by AJ Fernandez at his factory...
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