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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.

Lotus & Vertigo Announce New Cutters and Cigar Case

In addition to its recently announced collection of new lighters for summer, The Lotus Group/Integral Logistics will be adding a handful of new cutters to...
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Lotus & Vertigo Releases New Lighters for Summer

Summertime means new lighters from The Lotus Group/Integral Logistics, the company behind the Lotus and Vertigo brands, and the company is rolling out a number...
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Georgia Legislature Adjourns Without Changing Cigar Taxes

During its most recent legislative session, the Georgia Legislature had a pair of bills introduced seeking to change the state’s tobacco tax rate. While one...
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Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Box-Pressed Maduro & Sun Grown Shipping in August

In recent weeks, Perdomo has been teasing a pair of new lines, and today the company has formally announced what they are: the Perdomo Reserve...
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Indiana’s Tobacco Purchasing Age Increases to 21

Indiana’s minimum age to purchase tobacco products is now 21-years-old. The changes were proposed and approved via SB 1, which increased the age to both...
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Virginia’s Cigar Tax Doubles Today

Cigar smokers in Virginia will find their favorite cigars costing a bit more today, as a doubling of the state’s cigar tax rate has gone...
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Pennsylvania’s Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age is Now 21

The new minimum age to purchase tobacco and tobacco alternative products in Pennsylvania is now 21-years-old, as a bill passed in Nov. 2019 went into...
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Iowa’s Tobacco Purchasing Age Now 21-Years-Old as Governor Signs Bill

On Monday, Iowa’s governor, Kim Reynolds, signed SF 2268 into law, which immediately raised the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco and vaping products from...
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Fratello Arlequín Prensado Coming in September

Fratello Cigars has announced that it will be giving a full release to its Arlequín line, which had previously only been available via a four...
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Weekly News (June 29, 2020)

News Drew Estate Ships ACID 20 Toro, Tabak Especial Lonsdale Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Slates Sobremesa Brûlée Blue for August Habanos S.A. Updates José L....
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Napa, Calif. Passes First Reading of Flavored Tobacco Ban, Parks Smoking Ban

This week, the Napa City Council passed the first reading of an agenda item that will reform a number of aspects of tobacco consumption, namely...
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