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.

News: Arsen Cigars Confirms New Line to be Released at IPCPR

Arsen Cigars has confirmed that they will be debuting a new line, the Arsen Pink for Men, at the upcoming IPCPR convention and trade show…

News: The Sentinel Little Havana Series to Debut at the 2012 IPCPR

A limited release cigar that will honor and benefit the Sentinels of Freedom will debut at the IPCPR convention and trade show in Orlando, FL…

Press Release: J. Grotto Adds Lancero Limitado for Retailer Events

July 23, 2012 — “Although our J. Grotto Series Reserve premium cigars rest for six months after leaving the rolling tables,” reports Paul Joyal, president…

Press Release: Urbano Cigars Adds Sampler Packs

July 23, 2012 — Matt Urbano just made it simpler and easier for undecided smokers to choose which of his Urbano boxed boutique cigars fits…

Press Release: Zander-Greg Debuts Top-of-the-Line Aniversario 1965 Premium Cigar

July 23, 2012 — Zander-Greg, Inc., has announced the release of its new 100% long filler handmade premium cigar, the Aniversario 1965 Liga #4.  The…

Press Release: XIKAR Introduces the New HC Habano² Cigar

July 22, 2012 (Kansas City, MO) – XIKAR, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of cigar accessories and distributor of HC Series premium cigars is proud to…

Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 4 Oscuro

As the tidal wave of buzz about new releases for the IPCPR 2012 trade show was steadily building, La Flor Dominicana released, somewhat quietly, a…

Press Release: H.R. 1639 Reaches 210 Cosponsors

July 20, 2012 (Washington, DC) — With  the  addition  of  Representative  Heath  Shuler  (D-­‐NC-­‐11)  and  Representative  Nan   Hayworth  (R-­‐NY-­‐19),  the  Traditional  Cigar  Manufacturing  and…

News: Miami Cigar Co. Announces Sizes for Añoranza

Via a blog post on Friday morning, Barry Stein of Miami Cigar & Co. confirmed the sizes of the new Añoranza, one of several new…

News: Zino Platinum to Release Ten Toro X

Zino Platinum has commissioned a New York City art collective to decorate the boxes for their upcoming Zino Platinum Ten Toro X release that will…

Camacho Liberty Series 2012

It was July 2002 when the Eiroa family decided to celebrate the freedom they found in the United States by issuing a limited run cigar…