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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.

Press Release: New Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge for New Hampshire

May 30, 2012 (Tampa, FL) — New Hampshire will be the proud host of a new Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge this summer, increasing the nationwide network...
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Press Release: Cigars and Chardonnay for Charity

May 30, 2012 (Tampa) – Celebrate an evening of Cigars and Chardonnay to benefit the Florida Holocaust Museum and Cigar Family Charitable Foundation. The event will be hosted...
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Press Release: A Green Cigar Factory for Nicaragua

May 30, 2012 (Estelí, Nicaragua) — PENSA, or Puros De Esteli Nicaragua S.A., is J.C. Newman’s new 55,000 square foot factory located in the foothills of Esteli, Nicaragua. With the...
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Press Release: New Brick House Teaser Hits Bashes this Summer

May 30, 2012 (Tampa, FL) — Brick House Bashes will get even better this summer with the new Brick House Bash Teaser. The J.C. Newman Cigar Company...
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Review: STUDIO TOBAC Cain F Maduro

By now you’ve likely heard about the second installment of the STUDIO TOBAC World Tour and the accompanying six-cigar sampler available only at the events...
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Press Release: JM Tobacco Unveils New “Classic Petits” Small Cigar Line

May 29, 2012 — JM Tobacco, Inc., is displaying its new small cigar product category at the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers trade show...
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Press Release: J. Grotto to Release New ‘Silk’ Line

May 29, 2012 — “I was test-smoking samples for our new J. Grotto Connecticut boutique cigar, the latest addition to our two previous cigars in...
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News: Drew Estate to Make BOTL.org 2012 Cigar

The 2012 edition of the BOTL.org cigar has been announced: a 7 x 38 Lancero made by Drew Estate and sold exclusively through PodmanCigars.com, the...
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Press Release: Kurt Kendall Adds Lanceros to 7-20-4 and 1874 Lines

May 29, 2012 — This summer will bring two new 7-1/2″ x 38 Lanceros in the 7-20-4 Cigars’ portfolio. Kurt Kendall has added the shape...
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Viaje Zombie (2012)

It was April of 2011 when word came out that Viaje was releasing a brand new cigar, but only at two stores, site sponsor Tobacco...
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Tatuaje La Casita Criolla HCR

Just shy of a year from the debut of the La Casita Criolla, Pete Johnson announced that a new size would be joining the lineup,...
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