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, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.

Scrim by HutcH Brings Back Cigar Punch Key Chain

After a hiatus of several years, Scrim by HutcH Studio has brought back its key ring punch cutter with a number of new design options...
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Curivari Announces Price Increase on Select Buenaventura Cigars

Curivari Cigars has announced that it has implemented a small price increase on a small part of its portfolio, a total of just five cigars....
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The Wise Man Maduro Firecracker Slated for June

United Cigar Group has announced that The Wise Man Maduro Firecracker from Foundation Cigar Co. will be the newest addition to its annual summertime limited...
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El Septimo Releases Safari Collection Ashtrays

El Septimo Cigars has released the first two of 12 ashtrays that will make up the company’s new Safari Collection. Those first two designs are...
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Hoyo de Monterrey Primaveras Debuting on Jan. 13

The Hoyo de Monterrey Primaveras, the cigar with which Habanos S.A.’s is celebrating the Year of the Ox, now has a date for its launch...
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La Flor Dominicana Special Football Edition 2021 to Debut This Month

La Flor Dominicana’s annual football themed cigar is set to debut this month, as the Special Football Edition 2021 will soon be arriving on the...
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AJ Fernandez Adds New World Double Corona

The New World Oscuro by AJ Fernandez line has a new size beginning to arrive at retailers, a 7 1/2 x 55 double corona. Keeping...
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Stogie Road Cigars Moves Production Out of Tabacalera Kafie

Stogie Road Cigars has announced that it will no longer be producing its cigars at Tabacalera Kafie in Danlí, Honduras and has begun the search...
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Cigars have long been used to commemorate the life of a person: many cigars are named for people, lines have been released in  celebration of...
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Weekly News (Jan. 4, 2021)

News ACE Prime Announces Distribution Agreement for Brazil AGANORSA Leaf Sending Rare Leaf Reserve to Select Retailers Arturo Fuente Ships Rare Pinks Boutique Cigar Association...
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Camacho Corojo Diademas (2001)

In 2000, Camacho launched a cigar line that “redefined full-bodied cigars” according to It was the Camacho Corojo, a Honduran puro that used the...
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