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.

Viaje Exclusivo Robusto (2012)

News of the latest Viaje releases surfaced in early May, as retailers began receiving a trio of new cigars from Andre Farkas: a pair of…

Press Release: Hoyo de Monterrey Kicks Off Box a Day Giveaway

May 16, 2012 (Richmond, VA) — To celebrate the launch of the new Hoyo de Monterrey website, General Cigar is rolling out a “Box a…

News: Davidoff Puro d’Oro Gets New Bands and New Size

Davidoff’s Puro d’Oro line of cigars is getting both a new size and a new look in the coming weeks. According to a story posted…

News: Viaje Shows Off 5th Anniversary Cigar Band

On Wednesday afternoon, Andre Farkas showed off the all-white band of his new Viaje 5th Anniversary cigar via the Viaje Facebook page. No details on…

Review: Arturo Fuente King T Rosado

With Arturo Fuente celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, a number of new releases have been both rumored and announced — from regular production cigars to…

Review: La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Oscuro Natural A

Since its debut in 2003, La Flor Dominicana’s Double Ligero line has been home to some of the company’s more unique vitolas – including Litto Gomez’s…

News: Alec Bradley Announces American Sun Grown

In Volume 2 of their Red Badge Report, Alec Bradley formally announced one of their newest cigars, the American Sun Grown. The e-mail, sent out…

News: New San Cristobal Elegancia Grandioso Ships to Retailers

The latest addition to the San Cristobal Elegancia line has begun to ship to retailers: a 6 x 60 vitola dubbed the Grandioso, with a…

Illusione Singluaré Moves to Nicaraguan Factory

The 2011 and 2012 editions of the Illusione Singularé are being made in Nicaragua, according to a report from Gregory Mottola of Cigar Aficionado. The…

Review: Viaje Summerfest 2011 Churchill

Along with the Holiday Blend, the Summerfest is part of Viaje’s Holiday Series and is an annual limited release of 6,000 cigars that will see…

Nomad Renegade

Officially launched in January 2012, Fred Rewey’s Nomad Cigar Company released its initial offering of five cigars to the market on March 28. The lineup…