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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.

Southern Draw Adds Two Sizes to Jacobs Ladder Brimstone

A pair of new vitolas are being added to Southern Draw’s Jacobs Ladder Brimstone line this month, one of which is a single store exclusive,...
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Weekly News (Oct. 19, 2020)

News Alec Bradley Announces Project 40 Maduro CRA Freedom Sampler 2020 Coming This Winter Drew Estate’s Liga Privada Único UF-4 Returning Oct. 29 Foundation Adding...
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Black Label Trading Co. Super Deluxe Lancero

Routine is part of life, whether it’s when you get up, how you get to work—at least in the days when people commuted to work—or...
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Fratello DMV Returning with a Maduro Sampler

Fratello’s regionally released DMV line will be getting a new version next month, and brand owner Omar de Frias is switching things up a bit....
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Drew Estate’s Liga Privada Único UF-4 Returning Oct. 29

The Liga Privada Único UF-4 is back for another limited release, as Casa de Montecristo in Countryside, Ill. has announced that the 2020 release is...
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CRA Freedom Sampler 2020 Coming This Winter

There will be a new Cigar Rights of America Freedom Sampler on store shelves before the holiday season, and it will once again feature cigars...
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Fonseca Belicosos

It’s not everyday that a cigar company or a cigar brand changes hands, so when it does happen, it tends to be fairly big news....
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Tampa’s Cigar Heritage Festival Postponed Until March

The 2020 edition of the Cigar Heritage Festival, an annual event held in Tampa’s Ybor City neighborhood, has been postponed until March due to the...
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La Palina Ships Silver Label

La Palina’s Silver Label is set to return to stores in the coming weeks, as the company has begun shipping a previously released size alongside...
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Alec Bradley Announces Project 40 Maduro

Alec Bradley has announced that it will be expanding its Project 40 line with a new maduro option that will be arriving at retailers around...
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Weekly News (Oct. 12, 2020)

News 601 Black Returning in January 601 La Bomba The Wick Debuting at La Zona Palooza Altadis U.S.A. Adding Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua Antigua Estelí...
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