By

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.

Montana Bill to Allow Cigar Bars Tabled

A bill that would have allowed for the creation and licensing of cigar bars that had been making its way through the Montana Legislature came...
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Caldwell L’ Escalade Robusto

While most of the reviews that you will read on halfwheel are of fairly new cigars, every so often one will be of a cigar that...
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Fonseca Cosacos Tins To Ship Next Week

The long-awaited Fonseca Cosacos Tins are set to begin shipping after being pushed back several months due to delays with the packaging. The tins do...
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AVO Classic Belicoso (2021)

If there has been one company that I would guess we’ve written more stories about that involved some form of bringing back a cigar from...
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Punch Signature Gets Updated Packaging

The Punch Signature line is getting an updated look as General Cigar Co. has announced that revamped packaging for the line has begun arriving on...
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Protocol Eliot Ness Arriving This Month

The initial batch of the Protocol Eliot Ness has begun arriving on retail shelves, with the full release tentatively scheduled to happen next week. The...
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PIO Resurrection 6 x 56 Slated for Late April

PIO Cigars is celebrating its 24th anniversary this year with a new 6 x 56 box pressed toro gordo of the PIO Resurrection line. The...
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Liga Privada No. 9 Coronet

Every so often, someone will bring up the topic of our redux reviews. It’s usually a split between asking why we do them and if...
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Weekly News (March 15, 2021)

News Drew Estate Increasing Prices Next Month Jorge Pérez Martel Appointed La Casa del Habano Franchise Director Ponce Cigar Co. Debuts Protocol Taser Coming This...
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Protocol Taser Coming This Month

The Protocol Taser, the third collaboration between Cubariqueño Cigar Co. and Cigar Dojo, is set to be released later this month. The cigar is a...
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Michigan Representative Introduces Bill Extending Cigar Tax Cap

A Michigan state representative has introduced a bill that would permanently extend the state’s 50-cent tax cap on premium cigars, which is currently set to...
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