Winter 2016 : Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine

Category: Winter 2016

Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

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 […]

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Parting Shots

Parting Shots

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Pipestuff

Pipestuff

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 […]

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Pipefuls

Pipefuls

by William Serad I was quite surprised to get no response to Mr. Stanley Nigro’s letter regarding re-engineering pipes to work properly. I thought he threw down the gauntlet. And I was surprised because I do it when required. I am sure there are others who do, but no one wrote a ring- ing affirmation, […]

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The bell of Christmas

The bell of Christmas

Fiction by Marc Munroe Dion Jack Dupont, angry columnist, left the offices of the Mill River Standard Times at 5:16 p.m. on a Wednesday. He stopped just outside the front door and, under the close examination of girlfriend Simone LaCroix, packed and lit a long-stemmed GBD Canadian. Dupont, 56, with 30 years in the newspaper […]

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Extraordinary ephemera

Extraordinary ephemera

Catalogs as a glimpse into a bygone smoking era by Ben Rapaport Today, most information about products we need is online because most companies and stores have a Web presence and many operate exclusively online. However, for more than 100 years, manufacturers, retailers and traveling salesmen used catalogs to reach buyers who couldn’t visit their […]

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Briar expressions

Briar expressions

The expressive pipes of Salvatore Amorelli tell vivid stories by Stephen A. Ross Life as a pipemaker has been very good for Salvatore Amorelli. Since deciding to leave his studies in computer science at a university in Pisa, Italy, to embrace a newfound passion for pipes, which he discovered after buying a pipe for a […]

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Russ Ouellette finds a home

Russ Ouellette finds a home

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 […]

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Know your pipe tobaccos

Know your pipe tobaccos

Taking some of the mystery out of those tin descriptions we all read by William C. Nelson As with the making of fine wines, the creation of a pipe blend can depend on any number of constituent varietals. Most avid pipe smokers would like to know more about what goes into the blends they love, […]

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Pipelines

Pipelines

The YouTube pipe community Since its inception in 2005, YouTube has changed many things. It’s changed the way people find entertainment, learn new skills and get exposed to new hobbies. Not surprisingly, YouTube has also had a major impact on the pipe community by providing would-be pipers with the ability to gain the perspectives of […]

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