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: Introducing the Best Montecristo Ever – Montecristo Epic Premium Selection ’07

June 29, 2012 — Altadis USA is proud to announce a new launch Montecristo Epic Premium Selection ’07 – perhaps the best Montecristo ever! So Special,…

News: Tres Reynas Coming From Quesadas & Garcías

Following up on the news of Tres Reynas, a new collaborative project between the Quesada and García families, Patricia and Raquel Quesada shared some more…

Review: La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Robusto Limitado TAA Edition

The Mi Amor Robusto Limitado is rolled for Ashton at My Father Cigars S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua, the second La Aroma de Cuba line to…

Press Release: Dona Flor U.S.A. Ready To Unveill New Ad Campaign: “Find Your Dona Flor”

June 25, 2012 (Miami, FL) — Dona Flor U.S.A. is excited to introduce their brand new marketing campaign to the U.S. market.  The “Find Your…

Viaje Exclusivo Tower Cigars 45th Anniversary (2012)

The first question that you’re probably wanting to ask about the Viaje Tower Cigars 45th Anniversary is: what is different about this year’s release from last…

The Cigar Industry Reacts to Prop. 29’s Defeat

The cigar industry made no secret of their feelings of relief in the wake of the expected defeat of Proposition 29 in California, a proposal…

News: Associated Press Calls Defeat for California’s Prop. 29

The Associated Press has called the results of California’s Proposition 29 and is declaring that the measure will go down in defeat. In a story…

News: Camacho Launches New Website

Camacho Cigars launched the newly redesigned CamachoCigars.com on Thursday morning, describing it as being “as bold as their products.” A visit to the website revealed…

Press Release: The Sosa Family Adds A New Size To An Already Perfect Cigar Line

June 21, 2012 (Miami) – Antillian Cigar Corporation, owner of popular cigar brands such as Sosa, Imperio Cubano and Macabi, is happy to announce that it…

Mombacho Classico Robusto

Mombacho Cigars was founded in the spring of 2006 by a pair of Canadian friends, one of whom, Markus Raty, handles sales for the company and…

News: La Gloria Cubana Announces 64 Ring Gauge Gorda Gorda for Western U.S.

On Wednesday morning, Michael Giannini of La Gloria Cubana tweeted news of a new offering from the brand, a 6 1/2 x 64 Gorda Gorda…