Summer 2014 : Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine

Category: Summer 2014

Sutliff Tobacco Company to introduce 14 new blends

Sutliff Tobacco Company to introduce 14 new blends

Sutliff to introduce 14 new blends Sutliff Tobacco Company has announced the introduction of 14 new blends to be unveiled at the IPCPR trade show in July, 2014, so watch for availability soon. The new tobaccos will include something for every taste, from Virginia/Perique mixtures to Burley and English blends to full aromatics. Here is […]

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Doctor of Pipes award recipients

Doctor of Pipes award recipients

A Doctor of Pipes award at the Chicagoland International Pipe and Tobacciana Exposition is one of the most coveted awards anyone in the pipe community can garner. Everyone who is recognized as a Doctor of Pipes has devoted years of his or her life and has strived to promote pipe smoking and improve the pipe […]

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Parting shots

Parting shots

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Trial by fire

Trial by fire

by Tad Gage and Joe Harb We travel around the tobacco world with our tasting, sampling some newer and familiar house blends from the always-creative Boston-area tobacconist Watch City Cigar Co. (www.watchcitycigar.com); new offerings from IMP, a meerschaum pipe importer that has introduced Turkish-style blends with the meer in mind; and two Semois (pronounced sem-wah) […]

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Reliving Las Vegas

Reliving Las Vegas

  Reliving Las Vegas It was in 2008 that two incredibly dedicated pipe smokers were crazy enough to embark on organizing a show that would take up where California left off after the Los Angeles and Northern California shows weren’t doable anymore. Crazy like foxes, because Steve O’Neill and Marty Pulvers were willing to anticipate […]

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Pipestuff

Pipestuff

Kiribi lighters Inspired by the Japanese practice of casting sparks on a beloved traveler’s back, Kiribi lighters combine smart, retro styling with modern improvements in engineering, including innovations such as a dual-flame design, which provides the benefit of a wider, more gentle light for your pipe, and a single tank of extraordinary fuel capacity. All […]

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Proud heritage

Proud heritage

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 […]

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First smoke

First smoke

Smoking was not a temptation to me when I was 9 years old. A few teenagers in the neighborhood smoked cigarettes, but I felt no need to emulate them. They were idiots—not because they smoked, but because they were, well, idiots. I didn’t want to look like them, act like them or appear to be […]

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Pipefuls

Pipefuls

by William Serad Regarding pipe smoking in the car, I heard from Greg Curtis. He expressed concern regarding the potential for the air bag being deployed, and the pipe being driven somewhere other than along for the ride. I share this concern. I don’t even like cellphone use in cars, just because of the distraction. […]

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Engineering success in pipe retailing

Engineering success in pipe retailing

Long ago, Stephen Richman figured tobacco would help him find girls. And maybe earn a living. by H. Lee Murphy As a brainy high school student growing up in Beverly Hills, Calif., in the late 1950s, Stephen Richman didn’t exactly wear a pocket protector, though he was rarely found without his slide rule. He was […]

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