by Tad Gage and Bobby Fabian Images courtesy of Smokingpipes.com Our winter issue reviews conjure up thoughts of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. There is the Ghost of Christmas Past: a lovingly re-created grouping of tobaccos celebrating the blends from one of the greatest shops ever, Drucquer & Sons of London, and after 1928, Berkeley, California. […]
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by Tad Gage and Bobby Fabian With winter bringing us everything from frigid to at least modestly cool weather (depending on your location), we have lined up a group of new offerings and old standbys sure to please the palate, warm the heart and inspire some creative drink pairings, from steamy espresso to soothing holiday […]
Sherlock Holmes as a Pipe Smoker While there have been several general references and articles about fictional character Sherlock Holmes’ smoking habits, Sherlock Holmes as a Pipe Smoker by Thomas Gwinner is the first monograph to give a complete analysis of all pipe smoking references concerning Sherlock Holmes in the 56 short stories, four novels […]
by Tage Gage and Bobby Fabian With this issue, Bobby Fabian joins Tad Gage in writing “Trial by fire,” adding his insightful assessments and providing a new dimension to these reviews by recommending various beverages to accompany the tobaccos tasted. The choice of beverage is an important consideration for pipe smokers. A beverage can often […]
by Tad Gage and Joe Harb We’re taking a close look at Cornell & Diehl’s tobacco series honoring groundbreaking African-American members of the military. It also gives us the chance to review First Responders. Originally named Tribute, this blend was created by Greg Pease for C&D as a tribute to those who responded to the […]
By Tad Gage and Joe Harb We were excited to review four new offerings from the New York Pipe Club, a storied club whose past and present ranks include some of the world’s top pipe collectors, tobacco gurus and all-around aficionados. Expectations ran high for what this group of connoisseurs had to present in mixtures […]