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.

Villiger TAA 2022 Shipping on Monday

Expect to see the new cigar on the shelves of TAA retailers in the coming days.

Alaska Legislature Passes Tobacco 21 Bill, Sends to Governor

Alaska is close to bringing its tobacco purchasing age laws into alignment with the federal minimum age.

Reinado Announces Connecticut-Wrapped C29

Reinado has announced plans to have a new Connecticut-wrapped cigar on store shelves during the final months of 2022.

Favilli Cosecha 2016

After a pandemic-related delay, the fifth cigar in the Cosecha series arrived on store shelves earlier this year, using tobaccos from the 2016 crop.

Don Doroteo to Make Debut at PCA 2022

A grandson is honoring his grandfather’s legacy in the tobacco business with a new line of cigars.

Voters in Washington County, Ore. Approve Flavored Tobacco Ban

A ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products is coming to the Portland area after voters overwhelmingly said it should go into effect.

262 Cigars and Ohana Cigars Announce Return to Market and Ohana Nui Project

The two brands have announced plans to bring updated portfolios and a new project to stores in the coming months.

Luciano The Dreamer Belicoso

After debuting in a lancero vitola, the Luciano The Dreamer line got three new vitolas in the spring of 2022, including this Belicoso.

Perdomo Cigars Adds U.K. Distribution with Tor Imports

A selection of the company’s cigars will be available to U.K. retailers this month.

ADVentura Piece of Heart Arrives at U.S. Retailers

ADV & McKay’s Piece of Heart, a cigar sold to help raise funds to provide vision care and school supplies for the children in the Dominican Republic, is arriving at U.S. retailers.