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Pipestuff

Pipestuff

Wessex pipes Wessex pipes are handcrafted at the Lorenzetti factory, founded in 1934 by master pipe carver Otello Lorenzetti. The factory remains headquartered in the family’s original house in Macerata, Italy. Only the finest Italian briar is used for all Wessex pipes. The new Wessex Bristol pipes are available in either smooth or black sandblast […]

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Trial by fire

Trial by fire

•By Tad Gage and Joe Harb• In this interesting and eclectic tasting, we decided to review some new offerings as well as an established but perhaps not particularly well-known line of tobaccos. Villiger International, based in Switzerland and established in 1888, has long been associated with an excellent line of Dutch-style cigars and dry-cured cigarillos. […]

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Hidden gem

Hidden gem

•By Stephen A. Ross• If you’ve never attended the Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana show, chances are you’ve never heard of The Briar & The Burley, a full-service tobacco shop located in Bloomington, Ind., that has a selection of pipes matched by very few tobacco shops in the United States. Mike Fisher, proprietor of The […]

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