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: General Cigar Releases Foundry

General Cigar is proud to introduce FOUNDRY, a new boutique collection created to amplify the artistry and romanticism of premium cigars. FOUNDRY is a stark…

Press Release: Cohiba Edición Diamante

Luxury cigar smokers will soon have the chance to own one of the premium cigar category’s most treasured blends, thanks to the debut of two…

Press Release: Executive Promotions at Drew Estate

August 7, 2012 (Miami, FL) – On August 2nd, Drew Estate announced two simultaneous promotions within its executive team to enhance and expand the management of…

Press Release: Zino Platinum Releases Zino Platinum Ten Collector’s Edition Toro and Salomones in Celebration of Tenth Anniversary

In commemoration of the tenth anniversary, Zino Platinum has unveiled two limited editions, both accented by a brand new blue and black band and unique packaging….

Press Release: Zino Platinum Collaborates with Urban Artists UR New York for Collector’s Edition Commemorating 10 Year Anniversary

In celebration of the ten-year anniversary of Zino Platinum, the brand has produced a premium collector’s edition set of four custom boxes in collaboration with urban…

News: Blanco Cigar Co. to Release Liga Exclusiva de Familia Line at IPCPR

Blanco Cigar Co. will be unveiling a new line at the 2012 IPCPR convention and trade show that comes directly from the family’s own blends…

Press Release: Zino Platinum Celebrates 10 Years with Nationwide Tour of the Zino Platinum Mobile Lounge

July 30, 2012 — Zino Platinum pushes the boundaries of design with the unveiling of the newest addition to the brand, a mobile cigar lounge….

News: Brick House, Perla del Mar Lead J.C. Newman’s IPCPR Releases

The lead item in the J.C. Newman list of new products being shown at the 2012 IPCPR convention and trade show is an extension to…

Press Release: Saudi Arabia Orders Smoking Ban

July 31, 2012 (Washington, DC) — Interior Minister Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz announced this week that Saudi Arabia will begin enforcing the royal decree banning smoking in public places…

Review: Padilla Invictus Toro (Prerelease)

As part of the complete overhaul of his company’s offerings, Ernesto Padilla will be releasing a foursome of new cigars this summer, one of which is…

News: Habano² & Accessories Coming From XIKAR at IPCPR

On the cigar side, XIKAR will release a new line called the Habano², or Habano-Squared. The cigar is described as medium to full bodied and…