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.

Tatuaje Limited Series Mexican Experiment Robusto

News of the latest project from Tatuaje hit the internet on May 28 with confirmation that at least one retailer would be getting this new…

Press Release: CAO Cigars and Two Foot Fred to Rock CMA Music Festival

June 8, 2012 (Nashville, TN) — CAO Cigars announces that it will serve as an official partner at the blockbuster CMA Music Festival on June 7-10,…

Fuente Delays Release of 100th Anniversary Cigars

Arturo Fuente announced the delay of a number of cigars intended for release this year that were part of the company’s 100th anniversary. A graphic…

News: 262 Cigars Announces New Cigar Line

On Thursday afternoon, 262 Cigars announced the Revere, the name of their new cigar line which will debut at the IPCPR trade show in August…

Press Release: America’s Top Sommelier Tabs Preferidos #2 as Favorite Cigar

June 6, 2012 (Miami, Florida) — In a recent article in the Sommelier Journal, America’s top wine expert, Alexander LaPratt tabbed the La Aurora Preferidos…

CroMagnon Atlatl and Slobberknocker Art Unveiled

Artwork for the new CroMagnon Atlatl and Slobberknocker hit Twitter early Wednesday morning via Skip Martin, one of the principals in RoMa Craft Tobac. The…

Press Release: Dona Flor Cigars Ready to Unveil Its “Brazilian Black Treasure” To The U.S. Market

June 5, 2012 (Miami, Florida) — Dona Flor Cigars, manufactured by Menendez Amerino which is celebrating 35 years in existence, is ready to share its…

Viaje Oro Reserva Double Torpedo

Following up on a finishing second in the 2010 cigar of the year rankings by Cigar Aficionado, Viaje put out another installment of their heralded Oro Reserva line…

News: New Details Emerge About Christian Eiroa’s Return to the Cigar Industry

When we broke the news in mid-February about Christian Eiroa’s pending return to the cigar industry, details were limited, but several key things had been…

Press Release: New Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge for New Hampshire

May 30, 2012 (Tampa, FL) — New Hampshire will be the proud host of a new Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge this summer, increasing the nationwide network…

Press Release: Cigars and Chardonnay for Charity

May 30, 2012 (Tampa) – Celebrate an evening of Cigars and Chardonnay to benefit the Florida Holocaust Museum and Cigar Family Charitable Foundation. The event will be hosted…