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.
Mombacho Cigars S.A. has announced the restructuring of its marketing department, and with it comes the departure of Rob ...On February 12, 2019 / By Patrick Lagreid
The town of Newmarket, N.H. is the latest to join the Tobacco 21 movement, passing an ordinance this week ...On February 10, 2019 / By Patrick Lagreid
Since last summer, PDR Cigars has been giving its portfolio a steady series of updates, modernizing packaging and standardizing ...On February 7, 2019 / By Patrick Lagreid
On Monday night, the South Windsor Town Council voted 6-1 to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products ...On February 6, 2019 / By Patrick Lagreid
A bill introduced into the Colorado Legislature is taking aim at exemptions to the state’s smoking ban, and could ...On February 5, 2019 / By Patrick Lagreid
The Boutique Cigar Association of America (BCAA) has signed a partnership agreement with Faieq Alzayani Co. W.L.L. (FAZCO) that will ...On February 4, 2019 / By Patrick Lagreid