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.

Press Release: Toraño Family Cigar Co. is a Hit at the 2nd Annual Neat Stuff Casino Night

February 15, 2012 (Miami, FL) —Toraño Family Cigar Co. was happy to return as the official cigar sponsor for the 2nd annual Neat Stuff for...
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Romeo y Julieta Exclusivo Para TAA by José Seijas

Over the past two years, a series of limited edition cigars produced exclusively for Tobacconist Association of America members has garnered a fair share of buzz among cigar...
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601 Black Returns as West Coast Cigars’ Evil Clown

The 601 Black is back with a new name and a new location. West Coast Cigars of San Jose, CA is the store and Evil...
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Press Release: General Cigar Kicks Off Super Bowl Weekend In Style

February 3, 2012 -- General Cigar will be the toast of Indianapolis this weekend, with sampling events that are on par with the Big Game...
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Pinar Del Río Launches Small Batch Reserve and Flores & Rodriguez Lines

Pinar Del Río will be releasing four new cigars in the coming months, confirming speculation that the company would be adding to their portfolio after...
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VegaFina Sumum 2010 Coming to U.S. Retailers

Altadis USA confirmed that the Vega Fina Sumum 2010, a cigar previously available only in European markets, will soon be coming to U.S. retailers. While...
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CAO La Traviata Maduro Adds Luminoso Vitola

Following up on yesterday’s news that Macanudo will be adding the Gigante (6″ x 60) vitola to the Café and Maduro lines, General Cigar Co....
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Price Increase Coming to Some Perdomo Cigars

Perdomo Cigars has confirmed that a price increase will be coming to several of their lines in the coming weeks, joining Oliva, General Cigar Co.,...
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Para Japón by La Aurora

It was March 11, 2011 when an 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan, devastating enough on its own without being followed up by a tsunami that caused...
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Habanos S.A. Revenues Fall 10.3% in 2011

Imperial Tobacco Ltd., the company with worldwide marketing rights to premium Cuban cigars, released its 2011 annual report this week and revealed a double digit...
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Press Release: José Seijas, Well Known Factory Head and Cigar Maker, to Retire

January 26, 2012 - Jose Seijas, who has run the acclaimed Tabacalera de Garcia factory in La Romana, Dominican Republic for over 30 years is...
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