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10 Famous Pipe Smokers #4: Politicians you should study more

Politicians, both well known and slightly obscure, are far more likely than the average guy to turn to a pipe for relaxation and stress-relief. In th3 fourth of our continuing series on famous pipe smokers we catalog ten notable pipe smoking politicians. If you missed the first three installments, find our lists here:  Famous Pipe Smoking [...]

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Paul’s Pipes Hangout: Fun smokes + useful tips [Video Interview]

In my first interview with artisan pipe maker, Paul Menard, I called him something of a Renaissance man. Watch this interview and you will see it too. Paul talks vinyls, fly fishing and more than a little about making smoking pipes in this hour-long hangout with chat with our founder, Ben Atanat.Highlights from Paul’s interview: Within [...]

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How to Pair Pipe Tobacco with Drinks - Easy Tips [Infographic]

Learning how to pair your favorite pipe tobacco with one of your favorite drinks can be a very finicky process and is often hard to figure out without some help.While pipe smoking is a very personal hobby, few smokers have been able to perfect smoking a tobacco pipe on their own. We often need advice [...]

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Famous Pipe Smokers #3: The smartest thinkers loved pipes!

A thinking man and his tobacco pipe are almost a cliche, but these famous thinkers make the rest of us look like simpletons compared to their brilliant and often controversial accomplishments. In this third of our continuing series on famous pipe smokers we catalog eight notable pipe smoking thinkers. If you missed the first two [...]

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German Made Pipe Tobacco, An Overview

The Americas were the birthplace of tobacco and smoking as we know it today.Once Columbus reached the shores of the Eastern world, tobacco smoking and tobacco production snowballed into popularity. Although the popularity of tobacco would wane and surge over the years, it is a favorite hobby of millions of people across the globe.While America [...]

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Meet Cornell & Diehl’s Jeremy Reeves

Cornell & Diehl tobacco is a personal favorite; so when I was asked to choose a tobacco line blended by C&D to write about here, I was overjoyed!As I began thinking about what series I wished to discuss, I had a revelation: since I love all C&D tobacco blends and would have a difficult [...]

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Tobacco Pipe Collector: Brandon Quick

Our June Tobacco Pipe Collector Spotlight takes us back to the Eastern United States where we sit down with Brandon Quick, a 30-year-old father, pipe smoker and musician. Each month we share the insights and stories of one collector, at a different stage in the hobby. If you would like to be featured in this [...]

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Filtered Or Unfiltered Pipes?

Pipe smoking is one of the most personal hobbies I know of. At the same time, most pipe smokers value community, friends and family, and the world of pipes and tobacco as much as they value their own pipe collection.When you combine an individual hobby with community of diverse hobbyists, there are going to [...]

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Father’s Day Gifts for Pipe Collectors

Dads are notoriously tricky to buy for. When the father in question is also a tobacco pipe enthusiast, the equation can get even more tricky. If you’re struggling with what Father’s Day gift to buy for the guy in your life, read on. We will take the guess work out of shopping for a pipe [...]

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Re-Introducing Mac Baren HH Tobaccos

There are hundreds, maybe even thousands, of tobacco production companies.With the vast number of producers out there, it takes seriously delicious tobacco, great business skills, and a passionate blender in order to elevate a company to pipe tobacco fame.Mac Baren Tobacco Company is one of the few notoriously good examples of how the three pieces [...]

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