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, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.

Los Angeles Mayor Signs Flavored Tobacco Ban Into Law

On Monday, Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an ordinance that will ban the sale of flavored tobacco products as of Jan. 1, 2023.

Alec Bradley’s Project 40 Lines Adding 7 x 70

The beefy new cigars are scheduled to arrive in humidors in August.

TPE Changes Its Name to Total Product Expo

TPE has a new meaning as the trade show looks to deliver more to attendees.

Toscano Master Aged Series Coming to U.S. Market

Toscano’s newest line balances strong tobaccos with an extended maturation process that the company says helps to smooth out the profile.

Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua Exclusivo Heading to Casa de Montecristo

The new petit robusto is now available at Casa de Montecristo retail stores and lounges.

Camacho Factory Unleashed 2

This spring, Camacho’s Factory Unleashed series, which is designed to represent “the unorthodox potential and barrier-breaking innovation” of the brand’s Honduran factory, got its second installment.

ATL Cigar Co. Adds Belicoso Vitola to ATL Magic

The Atlanta-based cigar company has released a new size for its ATL Magic line.

Dissim to Release Slim & Sport Lighters, Bullseye Cutter at PCA 2022

Dissim is adding a pair of new lighter designs to its portfolio, as well as an innovative new punch cutter.

Foundation Adding Macho Raton to El Güegüense and The Wise Man Maduro (Update)

This summer, Foundation Cigar Co. will be adding a 4 3/4 x 60 perfecto vitola to two of its lines.

Nova Cigar to Release Leo 12, Platinum Batch Robusto Nicaragua at PCA 2022

Nova Cigar will have two new cigars available for retailers attending the PCA Convention & Trade Show in July.