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.

Drew Estate Announces Liga Privada 10 Aniversario & H99 Robustos (Update)

Drew Estate announced the new cigars during its Freestyle Live show on Wednesday.

PCA 2022: West Tampa Tobacco Co.

Industry veteran Rick Rodriguez, known for his time at CAO, explains his new venture from the show floor.

PCA 2022: ADV & McKay Cigars Co.

Be prepared for a surprise when you open the lid of one of ADV & McKay’s new cigars that it showed off at the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show.

PCA 2022: Stallone Cigars

A new limited edition from Stallone Cigars is shown off at this year’s show and is on its way to retailers.

PCA 2022: J. London Cigars

J. London Cigars has become known for its Gold Series, but now the company is expanding its portfolio by way of a new series of 12 cigars that will debut this fall.

PCA 2022: JetLine

A last-minute decision to attend the show means a smaller space for the accessory maker this year.

PCA 2022: Kristoff

Glen Case, owner of Kristoff, has used a near-death experience as the inspiration for his newest cigar line.

PCA 2022: Luxury Cigar Club

Luxury Cigar Club’s newest line is not able to be displayed, but that does not stop the company from introducing itself to the cigar industry at the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show.

PCA 2022: What’s In My Bag — Patrick Lagreid

After a decade covering the trade show, the bag went through a drastic reduction this year.

Revamped Los Statos Deluxe Heads to Retailers

The cigar underwent an extreme makeover led by Matt Booth and Justin Andrews.

PCA 2022: Day 3 Recap

A talking cigar box leads the list of Patrick’s highlights from Monday.