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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.

Weekly News (Sept. 23, 2019)

Cigar News Alec Bradley Adds Magic Toast Chunk Alec Bradley Cigar Co. Names Michael Serota VP of Sales BLK WKS Boondock 2019 Ships Cohiba Novedosos...
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Owatonna, Minn. Passes Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

At its meeting on Tuesday, the Owatonna City Council gave its final approval to an ordinance that will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco...
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Sen. Durbin Files Tobacco Tax Equity Act

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced the Tobacco Tax Equity Act Of 2019, through which he seeks to establish the first federal tax on e-cigarettes,...
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Pima County, Ariz. Rejects Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase, Tucson Delays Vote

A push to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Arizona’s second most populous county failed this week, as the Pima County Board...
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Lewiston, Maine Bans Smoking in Parks

Smoking in the parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities of Lewiston is a thing of the past, as this week the city council unanimously approved an...
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Wyoming Legislators Advance Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Wyoming could be among the next wave of states to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, as on Wednesday the Joint...
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Drew Estate’s Liga Privada Único Pancetta Added as Liga Privada Lounge Exclusive

Drew Estate is releasing a new Liga Privada Único Serie cigar, but it will only be available at two places in the United States, and...
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La Flor Dominicana’s TCFKA “M” Collector’s Edition Returns for 2019 Holiday Season

One of La Flor Dominicana’s more artistic creations is returning for the upcoming holiday season, the TCFKA “M” 2019 Collector’s Edition. The cigar is similar...
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JRE Slates Aladino Corojo Reserva Corona #4 Limitado for November

JRE Tobacco Co. has announced the first vitola of what it is calling the “Our Cuban Heritage” series, the Aladino Corojo Reserva Corona #4 Limitado....
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Espinosa Adds Coronas to Habano, Crema and Laranja Reserva

Espinosa Premium Cigars is adding a trio of coronas to its portfolio, announcing on Thursday that the Espinosa Habano, Espinosa Crema and Laranja Reserva will...
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H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez Finca La Lilia 2009 Shipping This Month

The H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez is getting a limited edition this month, a 6 x 60 gordo that uses tobacco from the 2009...
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