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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.

CAO Bones Matador

In the General Cigar Co.-owned chapters of CAO’s existence, the brand has not only been known for some solid cigars, but also for the inspirations...
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Antigua Estelí Cigars Changes Name to Segovias de Estelí

Antigua Estelí Cigars has a new identity, as the company has announced that it is changing its name to Segovia de Estelí effective immediately for...
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601 La Bomba The Wick Debuting at La Zona Palooza

With its La Zona Palooza virtual event coming up in a few weeks, Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced that its 601 La Bomba line will...
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601 Black Returning in January

The 601 Black is coming back. Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced plans to bring its version of a full flavored Connecticut back to stores in...
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Warzone Getting Short Churchill as New Size

Warzone, the collaborative project between General Cigar Co. and Espinosa Premium Cigars, is getting a new box pressed Short Churchill vitola. News of the new...
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Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Décadas El Doctor

Back in 2018, Joya de Nicaragua celebrated its 50th anniversary how many cigar companies celebrate anniversaries, with a new cigar line. This one was called...
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Crowned Heads Delays The Lost Angel to 2021

Crowned Heads has officially delayed the release of The Lost Angel, the cigar that was to be its 2020 contribution to the Tobacconists’ Association of...
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Tatuaje’s Event-Only Shrunken Pumpkin Coming This Month

Tatuaje will have a new event-only release coming out this month, the Shrunken Pumpkin. As the name would imply, it’s a short cigar, a short...
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Dapper Cigar Co. Begins Release of Desvalido

Dapper Cigar Co. has begun the rollout of its newest cigar line, Desvalido. According to Ian Reith, founder of Dapper Cigar Co., the name translates...
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Dissident Releasing Rant, Rave and Tirade

On Monday morning, Dissident announced that it will be releasing three new lines this week, Rant, Rave and Tirade. “This has been a project that...
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Weekly News (Oct. 5, 2020)

News 2012 by Oscar Barber Pole Lancero Heads to The Cigar Shop ACE Prime Cigars Adds German Distribution Alec Bradley Ships Black Market Estelí Diamond...
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