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.

E.P. Carrillo INCH No. 64 Natural (Prerelease)

To borrow a line from Dave Niehaus, the former announcer for the Seattle Mariners, it just continues. Except in this case, it’s not the Mariners’ magical…

Press Release: PDR Cigars Announces Release of the A. Flores Serie Privada

July 28, 2012 (Miami, FL) – PDR Cigars USA, one of the industry’s premier boutique cigar makers are excited to announce the release of the A….

Press Release: PDR Cigars Announces Release of the Reserva Superior Salomon

 July 28, 2012 (Miami, FL) – PDR Cigars USA, which boasts some of the most distinctive blend profiles in the premium boutique cigar market is excited to announce…

Press Release: Bolivar 681, the First Regional Edition for Bulgaria

July 26, 2012 — Bolivar 681, a mild-to-strong taste habano that was around between the 1960s and 1990s within the Partagas portfolio, was picked by…

Press Release: Shuriken Cutter Gets Several Improvements For 2012

July 25, 2012 (Scottsdale, AZ) — Cigar Tech is yet again revolutionizing cigar technologies. Following up on the launch of the revolutionary Shuriken Cutter at…

Press Release: Cigar Tech announces the Ciguardian Angel Travel Pouch

July 25, 2012 (Scottsdale, AZ) – Cigar Tech is yet again revolutionizing cigar technologies, as they are pleased to announce the newest addition to the…

Press Release: Perdomo 20th Anniversary Cigar Brand to Debut at IPCPR

July 24, 2012 (Miami, FL) — Tabacalera Perdomo is proud to release the new and highly anticipated Perdomo 20th Anniversary cigar brand at the IPCPR Trade…

News: Eddie Ortega to Release “Dirty Dozen” Project in 2013

While he isn’t expected to be releasing any new projects at the upcoming IPCPR convention and trade show, Eddie Ortega is already working on a…

Press Release: Take A Swing At The Macanudo Ultimate Round Contest For A Chance To Win A Trip To Augusta

July 23, 2012 (Richmond, VA) — Macanudo®, America’s best-selling premium cigar brand, is going to award eight lucky consumers and their guests with an all-expense paid…

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…