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: Room101 San Andres Now Shipping Nationwide

April 11, 2012 — As a follow-up to the highly rated OSOK limited edition, Room101 & Camacho are proud to announce the newest member of the…

Press Release: Emilio Cigars Draig K Limitado Nearing Release

April 11, 2012 — We are pleased to announce that production and aging of our Emilio Cigars Draig K Limitado is complete, and the cigars…

News: Kentucky Snuffs Out Statewide Smoking Ban

On Tuesday, the Kentucky House of Representatives decided not to bring House Bill 289 to a vote, which would have banned smoking in all public places and places…

Review: Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Connecticut Belicoso

A few weeks ago, Jeremy Soares, the My Father Cigars representative for the New England area, made it known that he had a special version of…

Press Release: CAO Announces Last Stick Standing Contest

April 3, 2012 (Richmond, VA) — When their fans talk, the team at CAO listens. From now (April 3, 2012) through June 30, 2012, cigar…

News: Cigar Tech Releases Ciguardian Angel

Cigar Tech announced the launch of their latest humidification device on Monday, the Ciguardian Angel. The device is a ready-to-use, portable humidification product that can…

Viaje Skull and Bones White MOAB (2012)

On March 12, we reported that Viaje had shipped a number of new cigars to retailers, including three new entries in the Skull and Bones series:…

In Memoriam: Manny Ferrero

Late last night, Emmanuel “Manny” Ferrero, senior vice-president of sales for Ashton, passed away at the age of 63 in Cabo San Lucas at the…

Press Release: Boutique Blends Cigars Introduces Oliveros Sun Grown Reserve (SGR)

March 28, 2012 (Miami, FL) — Boutique Blends Cigars announces the introduction of Oliveros Sun Grown Reserve. The Oliveros SGR was released at the IPCPR…

Press Release: Introducing Partagas 1845 Heritage Rewrapped

March 27, 2012 (Richmond, VA) — General Cigar is proud to introduce Partagas 1845, a new, four-cigar collection which embodies 167 years of heritage and…

Press Release: Carnero, J.M. Tobacco’s First Full Premium Cigar Now Available in Cameroon Wrapper

March 21, 2012 — Late 2011 saw JM Tobacco, Inc., announce its first entry into the all long-filler, handmade boutique premium cigar market, with “Carnero,”…