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.

JetLine’s The Judge V-Cutter Scheduled for Oct. 15 Release (Update)

In just a few weeks, JetLine will be releasing its newest v-cutter, which it is calling The Judge. It measures 2.95 x 1.77 x .55…

Premium Cigar Association to Host Online International Policy Summit

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has announced that it will be holding an online International Policy Summit that will bring together cigar makers, legislators and…

Mombacho Cigars S.A. Releases Factory Blend C

Mombacho Cigars S.A. has announced a new series of small batch cigars that it will be releasing under the Factory Blend name, with the first…

Viaje Bringing Back Full Moon in October

After a hiatus in 2020, the Viaje Full Moon will return to humidors in October in two versions, a regular Full Moon and the Full…

Espinosa Crema con Chocolate Heading to Fine Ash Cigars

Fine Ash Cigars in Glendale, Ariz. is getting a variant of Espinosa’s Crema line that it has dubbed Crema con Chocolate due to the addition…

Foundation Announces David & Goliath Vitolas for Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No.142

In late October, Foundation Cigar Co. will be adding its David & Goliath perfecto vitolas to its Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No.142 line. Via an…

Tatuaje Announces The Frank Redux 1 (Update)

Pete Johnson has been digging into Tatuaje’s archives quite a bit recently, and he’s doing so again with his next release, The Frank Redux 1….

San Jose, Calif. Bans Sales of Flavored Tobacco, Some Cigars Exempted

On Tuesday night, San Jose became the largest city in California to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, as the city council unanimously passed…

Espinosa’s Laranja Reserva Azulejo Arriving at Stores

The Laranja Reserva Azulejo, a new cigar from Espinosa Premium Cigars has begun arriving at retailers as the company sent out the first shipments last…

J. London Gold Series Fat Robusto

I don’t remember exactly who I was having this conversation with recently, but the topic of small cigar brands came up, and not what we…

Partagás Legado EL 2020 Debuts in Spain

The Partagás Legado Edición Limitada received its first preview on Saturday evening in Madrid, Spain, as part of an event hosted by Tabacalera S.L.U., the…