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 Sending Kudzu Lustrum Lonsdale to Cigars International Hamburg

A new lonsdale size of the Southern Draw Kudzu Lustrum will be debuting at Cigars International in Hamburg, Pa. this weekend as part of the…

Weekly News (Oct. 11, 2021)

Cigar News Asylum 9 Begins Shipping CAO 60 Torque Shipping This Week Davidoff Siete Oscuro Goes on Sale Next Week Drew Estate Ships 2021 Undercrown…

Watch: Patrick Lagreid on Cigars Daily LIVE (8 P.M. EDT)

With October here, some folks in the cigar industry have begun turning their attention to what cigars will make it on the end of the…

Partagas Cortado Corona

When I think of the cigar industry’s biggest and most heritage-laden brands, I often assume that at some point in its history of one of…

Quai d’Orsay Clemenceau Scheduled for Oct. 12 Release in France

There will be a new Quai d’Orsay Edición Regional arriving at retailers in France in the coming days, a cigar that is both celebratory and…

Drew Estate Ships 2021 Undercrown Dojo Dogma Releases

Drew Estate has announced that the 2021 editions of the Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown and Undercrown Dojo Dogma Maduro are on their way to…

Casa Cuevas Patrimonio Toro

Family operations are nothing new in the cigar business, and neither are cigars that celebrate the patriarchs of a company. In 2021, the Cuevas family…

Tatuaje Delays Advent Calendar Until Mid-2022

Pete Johnson’s plan to release a Tatuaje Advent calendar this holiday season will have to wait a bit longer, as he told halfwheel that due…

Weekly News (Oct. 4, 2021)

Cigar News Davidoff Adds Urban Architecture Humidor, Concrete Ashtrays Davidoff Announces 2021 Golden Band Winners Espinosa Crema con Chocolate Heading to Fine Ash Cigars Espinosa’s…

Room101 Previewing New Farce Maduro Size This Month

Room101’s Farce Maduro line is getting a new size, and as the boxes say, it is a thicc lancero. It’s a 6 1/2 x 42 vitola, which…

Quai d’Orsay Baalbeck (ER Libano 2018)

When it comes to looking for the interesting aspects of a cigar release, some are more of a challenge to turn up than others. Yet…