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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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Labor of love

Labor of love

An avid pipe lover, Denis Blanc leaves a successful engineering career to own two of France’s oldest brands by Stephen A. Ross There’s an old adage in some industries that if one wants to make a small fortune he must take a large fortune and engage in business. With an increasingly negative environment regarding smoking […]

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