Patrick Lagreid

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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.

Mississippi Defeats Proposed Statewide Smoking Ban

It was a celebratory day for fans of freedom in Mississippi on Tuesday, as a bill calling for a statewide smoking died in committee. House…

Statewide Smoking Ban Proposed in Kentucky

Cigar Rights of America issued an advisory on Thursday regarding a bill that would implement a statewide smoking ban in Kentucky and contain no provisions for…

Altadis Adds Two Lines to Casa de Garcia

Altadis has recently added a pair of lines to their value-oriented Casa de Garcia line, the Casa de Garcia Red and the Casa de Garcia…

Cigar Lounge Legislation Filed in Washington

A revamped bill that would create licenses for cigar bars and cigar lounges in Washington State was filed in the Washington state house today, and…

La Flor Dominicana Launching Mystery Cigar for Events

La Flor Dominicana will be debuting a new event-only “mystery cigar” this Friday at W. Curtis Draper’s in Washington, D.C. that will be part of…

Ortega The Wild Bunch Island Jim WaHoo (Preproduction)

As you’re likely aware, Eddie Ortega announced an ambitious project in the summer of 2012 dubbed the Wild Bunch that would see him release a…

Dunhill Aged Range Adds 6 x 60 Gigante Vitola

Dunhill has added a ninth vitola to their Aged Range, a 6 x 60 called the Gigante. The news was announced via Twitter by Serious…

The Pipe & Pint Gets LFD Store Exclusive for 15th Anniversary

The Pipe & Pint in Greensboro, NC has announced the arrival of a limited production store exclusive created by Litto Gomez of La Flor Dominicana….

Press Release: Kurt A. Kendall Dips into Cigar History for 7-20-4 Cigars’ New “Hustler”

February 1, 2013 (Londonderry, N.H.) — Kurt A. Kendall, founder of today’s 7-20-4 Cigars, has once again explored cigar history, reintroducing a second dusty brand…

Press Release: JM Tobacco Debuts New JM Dominican Premium Cigar Shape…“Gordito”

February 1, 2013 (Los Angeles, Calif.) — “For years,” reports Anto Mahroukian, president of JM Tobacco, “our JM’s premium cigars have included 5.5″ x 62…

Press Release: Arango Cigar Co. Unveils New Private Label Macanudo Clasico and Punch Clasico

February 1, 2013 (Northbrook, IL) — Arango Cigar Co. has announced its new “Clasico” series of premium cigars, made by General Cigar Company. The four…