A priesthood of pipe smokers by Vernon E. Vig On June 10, 2016, the Confrérie des Maîtres-Pipiers de Saint-Claude (Brotherhood of Master Pipemakers) marked its 50th anniversary. This was an important milestone in the life of this iconic institution, which continues in this age of anti-tobacco anxiety to celebrate the pleasures of pipe smoking and […]
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St. Claude, France, birthplace of the briar pipe, continues to celebrate its legacy by Stephen A. Ross Nestled in a remote valley in the Jura Mountains in eastern France, St. Claude, a town of approximately 11,000 people, once was considered the pipe capital of the world. It’s almost impossible to overstate St. Claude’s importance in […]