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

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

Posted by Chris Hopkins on 10th Aug 2015

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

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

Posted by C. Davis on 28th Jul 2015

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 thinker …
German Made Pipe Tobacco, An Overview

German Made Pipe Tobacco, An Overview

Posted by Chris Hopkins on 20th Jul 2015

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 mill …
Meet Cornell & Diehl’s Jeremy Reeves

Meet Cornell & Diehl’s Jeremy Reeves

Posted by Chris Hopkins on 30th Jun 2015

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 …
Tobacco Pipe Collector: Brandon Quick

Tobacco Pipe Collector: Brandon Quick

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 17th Jun 2015

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 feature …
Filtered Or Unfiltered Pipes?

Filtered Or Unfiltered Pipes?

Posted by Chris Holkins on 11th Jun 2015

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 …
Father’s Day Gifts for Pipe Collectors

Father’s Day Gifts for Pipe Collectors

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 4th Jun 2015

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 smoking Dad. …
Re-Introducing Mac Baren HH Tobaccos

Re-Introducing Mac Baren HH Tobaccos

Posted by Chris Hopkins on 27th May 2015

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 …
McClelland Craftsbury Pipe Tobaccos

McClelland Craftsbury Pipe Tobaccos

Posted by Chris Hopkins on 11th May 2015

Meet Chris Hopkins, a pipe blogger and former tobacconist. Chris worked for his first tobacco company at the age of 17 in Kentucky, then later as a tobacconist in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Chris currently operates an in- depth blog review of pipe tobacco and products at Pipe Tobacco Critique. H …
Tobacco Pipe Collector: Soren Stjernholm

Tobacco Pipe Collector: Soren Stjernholm

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 28th Apr 2015

Soren Stjernholm is a long-time pipe smoker from Denmark. I’ve enjoyed getting to know him a bit on Instagram, where he posts artful photos with his tobacco pipes in the great outdoors.We sat down for an ocean-crossing Skype session a few weeks ago. Read our conversation about tobacco flavors and ot …