By Tad Gage and Bobby Fabian Single-crop, one-region tobaccos walk a tightrope. Too little or too much rain, or blight, wind and hail, or any other pitfalls that come with tobacco production can mean a great crop one year and a poor crop or no crop the next. It’s a treat to experience rare artisanal […]
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A lifetime journey lands a blender just where he belongs by William C. Nelson People who don’t know tend to think of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, as a post-industrial Rust Belt center of closed factories and limited opportunities. In fact, this city of 75,000 (and briskly growing) is today rediscovering its creative energy, and it shows in […]
There are many follow-up topics from previous columns. I would like to start off by mentioning that Orlik has reintroduced Dark Strong Kentucky, a blend that provoked many favorable comments from readers. I heard from a reliable source that we may credit Russ Ouellette of PipesandCigars for encouraging this change in heart, and I, for […]
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 […]