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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.

E.P. Carrillo Ships INCH Limitada

The first 350 boxes of E.P. Carrillo’s INCH Limitada are on their way to retailers, according to an announcement from the company today. The cigar,...
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Black Works Studio Hawaii KATO Heading to R. Field Wine Co.

Black Label Trading Co.’s fans in Hawaii will soon have their very own version of the KATO to smoke, as today the company announced that...
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Weekly News (Sept. 9, 2019)

Cigar News Davidoff Adding Small Batch Series Davidoff of Geneva USA Promotes Lana Fraser, Jeffrey Guagliardo Elvis Batista Leaves La Galera for Neptune Cigar Flor...
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Dissident Ships Revamped Portfolio

The new-look, new blend Dissident Cigars portfolio is on its way to stores, as today the company announced that it has begun shipping its two...
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Redondo Beach, Calif. Gives First Approval to Citywide Smoking Ban, Tobacco Retailer Permit

In the near future, it could very likely get a lot harder to smoke in Redondo Beach, as on Tuesday the city council unanimously approved...
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Nat Sherman Timeless 2019 TAA Limited Edition

For the 2019 Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) meeting and trade show, Nat Sherman International joined the group of retailers offering the retailers a limited...
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Maya Selva Cigars Adds New Sizes to Villa Zamorano

Maya Selva Cigars’ Villa Zamorano and Vailla Zamorano Reserrva brands will each be adding a new size at this month’s InterTabac trade show. The value...
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Flor de Selva Year of the Rat Limited Edition 2020 to Debut at InterTabac

Maya Selva Cigars has begun announcing its new releases for the upcoming InterTabac trade show in Dortmund, Germany, and leading the list is the Flor...
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Saco, Maine Bans Tobacco on All City-Owned Property

At its meeting on Tuesday, the Saco City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that will make all city-owned properties completely tobacco and smoke free, prohibiting...
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Elvis Batista to Depart La Galera for Neptune Cigar

Elvis Batista, the national sales director for La Galera Cigars, has announced that he will be departing the company to join Neptune Cigars as the...
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La Flor Dominicana Texas Cigar Festival (2013)

While opening up my redux humidor is a fairly routine process, every once in a while it seems like a cigar appears that I didn’t...
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