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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 d …
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 …
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 …
How to match your pipe & tobacco, #2

How to match your pipe & tobacco, #2

Posted by Chris Hopkins on 22nd Apr 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 …
New Owl Pipes: Meet Steve Lavoice Jr.

New Owl Pipes: Meet Steve Lavoice Jr.

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 14th Apr 2015

Steve Lavoice Jr, the artisan pipe maker behind  OWL Pipes, is an up-and-comer that we’ve watched almost since he started. Depending which side you catch him on, you might think of Steve as an old-world throwback or a Millennial rock star. Either impression would be partially right.Steve’s whim …
How to match your pipe & tobacco, #1

How to match your pipe & tobacco, #1

Posted by Chris Hopkins on 2nd Apr 2015

It takes most pipe smokers about three years to find their favorite tobacco.During those three years, you probably amassed a few pipes.If your pipe smoking journey began like mine, then you probably tried at least five or six blends in each of your pipes. In the beginning we just pick a pipe we wan …
New Paul’s Pipes: Meet Paul Menard

New Paul’s Pipes: Meet Paul Menard

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 27th Mar 2015

Paul Menard is a Renaissance Man, more so than anyone I’ve spoken with in a long time.Over the course of a nearly two hour interview, our conversation moved seamlessly from tobacco pipes to books. I listened with no small amount of envy as he spoke of living among the redwood trees and learning secr …