With continuing crushing regulation including the FDAs attemps now to regulate cigar and pipe tobacco (premium tobacco) as opposed to cigarettes, now more than ever its important to support you local tobacconist shops. There are some things you just can’t buy online to get a feel for it. Ie, buying a box of cigars in bulk online may save money but what happens when you get that box and you hate the cigar? Tobacconists are great places to go just to ask the question – “hey how’s this cigar? have others liked it? Do you like it?” You can get […]
Being gentlemen who enjoy fine tobacco we regularly sample different blends of pipe tobacco. I recently re-discovered The Tinderbox – online. Previously I went to their store when they had one in Beaumont Texas, but alas it was closed some years ago. Now they have an online store, at least they did until today. Apparently they are now under new management one can only hope that they continue to sell the same great blends and tobacco. So maybe this review is coming to you a bit too late. I’ve previously ordered several sample blends but I came across something different: […]
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Archeologists at Jamestown have unearthed a trove of tobacco pipes personalized for a who’s who of early 17th century colonial and British elites, underscoring the importance of tobacco to North America’s first permanent English settlement. The white clay pipes — actually, castoffs likely rejected during manufacturing — were crafted between 1608 and 1610 and bear the names of English politicians, social leaders, explorers, officers of the Virginia Company that financed the settlement and governors of the Virginia colony. Archeologists also found equipment used to make the pipes. Read more here.