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.
Olmsted County, Minn. has thrown its support behind the Tobacco 21 movement, as the county’s Board of Commissioners recently ...On April 10, 2019 / By Patrick Lagreid
Nearly a decade ago, a new black and silver banded cigar from Viaje made its debut, one said to ...On April 8, 2019 / By Patrick Lagreid
The number of states who have joined the Tobacco 21 movement will hit the double digits on Sunday, as ...On April 7, 2019 / By Patrick Lagreid
While the Tobacco 21 movement has been spreading across the country, an Alabama congressman is looking to make the ...On April 4, 2019 / By Patrick Lagreid
A new Edición Regional will be on the shelves of La Casa del Habano shops in Germany next week, ...On April 4, 2019 / By Patrick Lagreid
In mid-March, both chambers of the Maryland Legislature passed bills raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to ...On April 3, 2019 / By Patrick Lagreid
On Monday, the justices of the Kansas Supreme Court packed up their robes and took their judicial proceedings on ...On April 2, 2019 / By Patrick Lagreid