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: Mad/Dash Adds Alec Bradley Cigars to Client List

October 18, 2012 — Whether one is an outright cigar devotee, or only occasional puffer, you would have had to live under a rock the past…

News: Pictures of Tatuaje Apocalypse Emerge

On Tuesday afternoon, Pete Johnson of Tatuaje sent out two pictures of the new Tatuaje Apocalypse, the second edition of a store exclusive cigar for…

Redux: Para Japón by La Aurora

Shortly after a massive 8.9–magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck Japan in March 2011, a group of online cigar media were visiting La Aurora’s facilities…

Review: Chinnock Cellars Terroir (2012)

Following up on last year’s introduction of his limited release blend called the Terroir, Brian Chinnock of Chinnock Cellars Cigars unveiled the 2012 edition of the Terroir…

News: CAO Hurricane on the Horizon

A representative from General Cigar Company confirmed the development of a new cigar from CAO, dubbed Hurricane, which will be released in November. The blend…

La Flor Dominicana Oro Natural No. 6 (Prerelease)

Among a handful of new releases from La Flor Dominicana at this summer’s IPCPR trade show was the Oro line, a trio of cigars with a…

Press Release: Punch Kicks Off Tailgaiting Season with Six Pack and Sweeps

October 5, 2012 — Punch Cigars® is inviting cigar lovers to kick off football season with the brand’s first-ever tailgating pack and sweepstakes. Debuting this month…

News: Miami Cigar & Co. Working on Nestor Miranda 70th Birthday Cigar

Barry Stein of Miami Cigar & Co. tweeted out news Wednesday of a new cigar project in celebration of Nestor Miranda’s upcoming 70th birthday, which…

Press Release: Tuscaloosa City Council Seeks to Ban Private Businesses

October 4, 2012 (Tuscaloosa, AL) — The Tuscaloosa City Council will soon be discussing a moratorium to ban some businesses from opening and operating within…

News: Tatuaje ‘Unlucky 13’ Retailers Announced

Tatuaje Cigars has released the list of the Unlucky 13 retailers who will be getting the primary allocation of this year’s Monster Series cigar, The…

News: My Father Limited Edition 2012 Nears Shipment

My Father is preparing to release the third installment of its annual limited edition, The My Father Limited Edition 2012. Back again will be much…