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.

Press Release: Premium Tobacconists Oppose Omaha City Council Tax Plan

September 25, 2012 (Omaha, NE) — A recently proposed occupation tax in Omaha, Nebraska threatens to levy a 7% tax on sales of all tobacco products. The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) strongly opposes this “specialty…

CRA Announces Two More U.S. Reps Co-sponsoring H.R. 1639

Cigar Rights of America announced on Friday that two more members of the U.S. House of Representatives have joined on as co-sponsors of H.R. 1639,…

Press Release: New Shape for Gurkha Cellar Reserve Churchill

September 21, 2012 (Miami, FL) — The Gurkha Cigar Group are proud to announce a new 7 x 54 Prisoner Churchill salomon shape in its…

Press Release: 14th Cosponsor Signs on to S. 1461

September 20, 2012 — Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) signed on as a cosponsor of S. 1461, the companion bill of H.R. 1639 yesterday. The bills,…

Press Release: Riverside Cigar Shop and Lounge to Host the Exclusive National Release of the 262 Cigars Revere

September 19, 2012 (Jeffersonville, IN) –  Riverside Cigars, the country’s number one retailer of 262 Cigars, is proud to host the national release of its new…

Davidoff Golden Band Awards 2012

In mid-July, just a few short weeks before the 2012 IPCPR convention and trade show kicked off in Orlando, Davidoff announced a new addition to…

Press Release: Another S.F. Landmark Under Fire

September 18, 2012 (San Francisco, CA) – Grant’s Pipe Shop is San Francisco’s oldest operating traditional tobacco shop, and its historic walk-in humidor was the first in…

News: Crowned Heads to Release Limited Edition ‘Mule Kick’

Following up on a tweet sent on August 30th, Crowned Heads has announced plans for a new limited edition cigar that they are calling the…

Press Release: Davidoff of Geneva Distribution Introduces AVO 25th Anniversary Edition

September 14, 2012 (Tampa, FL) — This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the AVO cigar brand created by cigar icon Avo Uvezian, who began composing…

Review: La Gloria Cubana Trunk Show Liga LR-1 (Prerelease)

Since being selected as one of the brands in the General Cigar portfolio to get a significant amount of focus and attention, La Gloria Cubana…

Press Release: Table 36 Debuts the Fellowship Line of Premium Cigars

September 15, 2012 (St. Louis, MO) — Table 36, an emerging boutique cigar maker, unveiled its first premium cigar line in May. Fellowship, a medium-…