The latest addition to the San Cristobal Elegancia line has begun to ship to retailers: a 6 x 60 vitola dubbed the Grandioso, with a price tag of $7.50 per cigar. The Grandioso is being shipped in 25 count boxes.

The San Cristobal Elegancia uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper with Nicaraguan filler and binder. It was released prior to the IPCPR 2011 trade show, but made its formal debut at the annual industry event.

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Patrick Lagreid

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 previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.