By

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.

Viaje Exclusivo Lancero (2014)

The other day, a reminder went off on my phone reminding me that it had been a year since the whole COVID-19 pandemic had set...
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Weekly News (April 19, 2021)

Cigar News Arturo Fuente Gets New Distributor in Spain Boveda Discontinues Butler Córdoba & Morales Releases Seasons Spring Edition Davidoff to Distribute Ferio Tego Drew...
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Jessi Flores Joins Mombacho Cigars S.A. as Creative Director

Mombacho Cigars S.A. has announced that it has hired Jessi Flores as its new creative director, a role that will have him responsible for brand...
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Buenaventura Trail Mix

For well over a decade, there was one three-letter acronym that would land on certain cigars that would get people excited: TAA, an abbreviation for...
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Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. Adding Coronas to Five Lines at TPE 2021

Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. has announced that it will be adding a corona vitola to the five blends that make up the company’s Gourmet Line,...
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Tatuaje Advent Calendar Planned for the Holiday Season

Bringing to fruition an idea he’s had for well over a decade, Pete Johnson is planning on releasing a Tatuaje-themed Advent calendar ahead of the...
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Scrim by HutcH Studio Releases Looking Glass Cutter

In a new piece that he calls “a self-reflection of a cigar smoker,” Rick Hutchings of Scrim by HutcH Studio has released his newest design...
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Weekly News (April 12, 2021)

Cigar News Alec Bradley Moving to 24-Count Boxes Crowned Heads Teases Las Calaveras 2021 Forged Cigar Co. Plans La Gloria Cubana Medio Tiempo General Cigar...
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Zino Brand Relaunching in May

The Zino brand is getting a makeover and relaunch that will begin arriving at stores in May, a revamped cigar line that is being released...
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Protocol’s Sir Robert Peel Adding Corona Gorda

The Protocol Sir Robert Peel line from Cubariqueño Cigar Co. is getting a new corona gorda vitola, and unlike the box-pressed toro that the line...
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San Cristóbal de La Habana Harimau Malaya Is First Edición Regional for Malaysia

Habanos S.A.’s Edición Regional program has resulted in the release of limited edition cigars for countries and regions around the world, and now, Malaysia is...
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