Classic techniques and modern technology have produced the finest expression of Danish Tobacco Craftsmanship. Developed from fine Virginia tobaccos blended with Mexican Burley and topped with 2 cuts of sweet Black Cavendish, a unique masterpiece. Tobacco cut: Medium loose cut. Tobacco Flavor/Aroma: A subtle hint of French berries captures the essence of this elegantly mild mixture.

BrandPeter Stokkebye
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
ProductionCurrently available
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Extremely Mild Very Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Very Pleasant

Pulled some out of my celler recently. Loaded up and lit 'er up. I think I lit 'er up. Yep, I lit 'er up - I saw smoke. Whatever I tasted was light. I don't think it was tobacco. I unloaded quickly. I swabbed out my pipe quickly. I begged my pipe for forgiveness quickly. I headed back to my tobacco cellar quickly.

8 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3047)
Very Mild Medium Very Mild Pleasant

The champagne topping is mild. I got some nuttiness, molasses and earth from the burleys, a little grass from the Virginia, and a mild vanilla from the black cavendish. The tobacco flavors were more obvious in the last quarter of the bowl; not so much at the start. The fruit/berry topping had a little syrupy chemical taste that is distracting. Has almost no nicotine. Burns all right, doesn't bite, and leaves a little moisture at the finish. Needs an average number of relights. The after taste had too much chemical feeling to enjoy; very cloying. An all day smoke.


6 people found this review helpful.

CnS Pipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CnS Pipes (40)
Very Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

First off later with all these old reviews that are just not the case for all of you that are reading this review for 2018 and can assure you this blend is actually very good. The cut and mixture of this blend is right on, it is light and fluffy with a wonderful smell of a berry and mild nutty tones with a tangy zing to it. The Virginia is noticeable to the nose and when you smoke it. My favorite thing to do with this blend is sniff it in the jar, its just one of those blends I love smelling but when it comes to smoking it??? Smooth and mildly sweet but consistent that's the main thing it keeps delivering its taste and gives off a well rounded tobacco taste that is smooth and robust the further you make your way down the bowl. Beautiful tobaccos that make for a beautiful eye pleasing blend but taste as good as it looks. I have read many reviews where people are so disappointed it does not taste anything like champagne BUT it is the name not the way its supposed to taste. The tobaccos are of high quality and not goopy, its actually a really good level of moisture and can be dried out to a perfect level in less than 10 minutes. I enjoy it with a cup of black coffee because it goes really good with it and I am sure it would go great with teas as well. It does not bite at all unless you smoke it hot and is very smooth to inhale which is nice for a aromatic, it DOES NOT taste chemically that's a bunch of bull and is not saturated in PG, you actually get a velvety smoke instead of horrible steam. I highly recommend this pipe tobacco blend because its freaking good! If your new to pipe smoking I can assure you this blend is very enjoyable and has a unique and mild taste that is not over powering and delivers a nice tobacco taste to boot. Peter Stokkebye did a great job with this one hands down I give this one two thumbs up. In all fairness every person has different taste buds which is why I do not use fancy words or try to describe pipe tobacco blends in a way that makes one scratch there head when that blend taste nothing like what is being said and makes me question sometimes if the review is actualy legite. It is also not fair when a yuppy pipe smoking snob that lets say only smokes latakia and high grade Virginia's (nothing else) and knowing this is giving a review on a burley or super sweet aromatic and keeps using words like OTC and Drug Store that will just throw off a new pipe smoker and might keep them from smoking a epic pipe tobacco!!! Most of these bad reviews are also done by amateur pipe smokers that have smoked maybe 10-12 different blends and now they are experts BEWARE, a well seasoned pipe smoker will still give a review that is leveled and admit its not there cup of tea but will not knock it by saying pipe yuppy remarks, I'm just sharing this to new pipe smokers so they can actually enjoy the reviews on this website and be able to tell the real reviews from the trendy young yuppy pipe smoking snob reviews, there are many, many great pipe tobacco blends, some are just ok and maybe not the best but for good reasons. I have taken some time to read many reviews and have noticed this trend. You can trust CnS Pipe reviews I promise to tell you the truth as best as I can, thanks for reading this post and keep on sailing the seas of pipe tobacco blends, Over and Out...

To Some It Up V2.0 This is flue cured Virginia's and the Virginia shines right on through, the burley is what gives this blend the nutty taste and keeps it burning just a tad bit slower. There are two different kinds of Cavendish in this one is used for flavor and the other also contributes to the burn rate for a all in all well rounded smoke. It has a light berry topping that is just strong enough to be noticed but does not over power the blend and a slight topping of a hazelnut that I can detect. Berries amd nuts with a Virginia dominate pipe tobacco, that's what your getting and it taste great because it is light but complex enough to make you wonder as it smokes down the bowl. Its made in Europe and is a Danish style aromatic containing no chemicals because they regulate much harsher over there than in the United States. The only thing I recommend is to store it really good because it will dry out on you over time but because of the high grade tobaccos used, it will also age well and become smoother but it will loose its flavor slightly other then that this pipe tobacco is enjoyable and has a interesting taste.

Pipe Used: Tinderbox Pipes CnS Pipes

Age When Smoked: 39

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

4 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2081)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable to Strong

Peter Stokkebye - Champagne (No.35).

The lesser of the three tobaccos is the black Cavendish, with the majority of the blend being medium brown. The smell from the pouch isn't pleasant: it smells a little stale/sour. The moisture's good.

The first few puffs taste quite bitter and stale, like the pouch-note. But after five minutes, I begin to note the berries, and a vanilla flavour; the vanilla being much lighter than the berries. After a while the berry flavour becomes slightly stronger, but is always subordinate to the champagne's sourness; it's a shame it's been included, at all, it just ruins what could be an ok blend. The burn from it's decent enough, and I get no bite.

Nicotine: mild. Room-note: not nice.

Not good. One star:

Not recommended.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

3 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (393)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Pleasant

Mild is the operative word here. There is not much tobacco flavor, although there is some nuttiness from the burley and a slight cirus/hay from the Virginia. The black cavendish is a little musty and thin with a hint of vanilla.

This was easy enough to smoke, but there was not much there for me. The berry topping has a chemical taste. There was no nicotine to speak of.

It is better than not smoking for me, and I will finish the sample. I can't imagine a circumstance where I would get more of this on purpose. I can believe it might appeal to someone who does not get the chemical notes or who wants a berry topping in something with almost no nicotine.

3 people found this review helpful.

canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (337)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Pleasant

While this is not the first Champagne aromatic I've had (recently dusting off some Dan's Black Velvet), I still can't fathom how the real world bubbly could possibly translate into smoke? The open bag does have a lightly sweet, fresh, fruity, almost clean smell to it that isn't overly potent, and yes, it does a passable job of smelling like Champagne.

The lack of sticky toppings and uniquely refreshing aroma was really getting me excited to pop this cork. The thinly cut ribbon made for a bouncy mix that wads up densely and ignites quickly. The flavoring which wasn't intense to begin with stopped reminded me of Champagne, but did a good job of complementing this very mild blend. It was very easy smoke. Delicate.

I'm going to guess this won't appeal to the masses, as it is a very light Aromatic without much 'real' tobacco taste coming through. I suppose it could be a good introduction to new pipers, or just a smoke for veterans wanting to take a break.

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

2 people found this review helpful.

LannarkGent Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LannarkGent (145)
Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable

An aromatic should have some aroma. Both the taste and aroma are inconsistent at best. I cannot recommend this blend. The taste is clumpy and not evenly dispersed.

2 people found this review helpful.

Jdor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jdor (15)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

I bought this Stokkebye blend for 2 reasons: it was on sale and I was looking for a non-whiskey aromatic. Upon opening the pouch I knew things would go bad. What an artificial topping! But then I said, what the hell, let's give it a try. So I lit my pipe and confirmed my suspicions, the blend had a horrible flavouring (which was not of champagne or nothing like that). This was the first tobacco i ever threw to the bin.

2 people found this review helpful.

Gae Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gae (46)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Champagne is very mild & good for a new comer to pipe smoking,or even the more experience pipester looking for something milder for a change.It's not heavily cased & over done in any way,& to me has no bite at all.Good for a change of pace & very pleasant indeed.I find it doesn't offend in anyway & burn's down nice & cleanly without fuss. 4 out of 4 star's in it's class.

2 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (633)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant

This is a decent aromatic. I wouldn't buy more, but I can't fault it for misrepresenting itself. This is a standard run of the mill aromatic in that it contains virginia, burley and black cavendish; and is heavily topped. It had slightly more body to it than I would expect and perhaps this is due to the burley. It was still a little lighter than I prefer in aromatic blends, so I did tend to puff this one a little harder than I should at times. Fortunately I caught myself doing this as this one will bite with too much careless puffing.

When the tempo is right, the smoker is treated to the essence of champagne and berries. I did not get much underlying tobacco taste, but there was some, and it was more apparent nearing the end of each bowl. Light aromatic smokers should enjoy this one more than I did. All in all, two stars on this PS offering.

Pipe Used: 1928 Dunhill shape 56

Age When Smoked: 6y 11m

1 person found this review helpful.

DeathMetal.org Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DeathMetal.org (231)
Extremely Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

Summary: a pleasant vanilla/cherry aromatic with low Nicotine and smooth burning characteristics.

The triumph of this mixture is that it burns smoothly: the sugars have been kept limited enough that it will gently smolder and produce the flavorful, low-heat smoke that pipe smokers desire. Its downside is that it is an aromatic, of the vanilla plus cherry nature, and therefore has little tobacco flavor shining through, although a guess is that this is the usual mixture of white Burley and brown Virginia that most commercial half/half blends use. It lights easily, unlike many aromatics, and burns smoothly, with most of the flavor coming from the flavorings, sort of like soda pop. Very little Nicotine or natural leaf is detectable but it leaves a nice room note, which really explains why 90% of pipe smokers puff aromatics: people leave them alone because the smoke has an air freshener built in. Not terrible, but I am going to have to add a lot of dark Burley to make this a smoke I notice.

1 person found this review helpful.

usafvol1 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
usafvol1 (16)
Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Very Pleasant

Nope. Smells nothing like champagne in the pouch or in the room. Tastes nothing like champagne--doesn't really have taste at all--except for VERY rarely, I'd get a green apple/Granny Smith apple taste, which might be similar to some notes in champagne. Burns ok, no bite. Overall, it's just very underwhelming.

Pipe Used: Peterson system, Viking 301, Calabash meerschaum

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: P&C

1 person found this review helpful.

Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant

Peter Stokkebye - PS-35 Champagne

Star Rating = 2

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst

Pouch Note = 8

Room Note = 8

Flavor = 8

Bite = 8

Burn = 7

After Taste = 7

Raw Score = 46

Rated Percentage = 77%

Comment = Smooth, Mild, Burned Hot, Fruity berry casing After Taste from Start to Finish

1 person found this review helpful.

renwardhoop Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
renwardhoop (177)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

It'sa soft and moist tobacco, looks appetising with a nice ginger and black colour. Doesn't smell unpleasant, either.

I suppose it could even BE a Champagne scent...

There the pluses founder.

It tastes vile.

Like some horrible cough mixture a sadistic doctor might have given William Brown.

It has very little room note other than a vague odour of 'something medicinal'.

Some tobaccos improve after drying out/keeping for a while, but somehow I don't think this one will.

I think it's destined for the bin.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Strong

tried this again, as ive had 2 ounces sitting. i think what pipe you smoke this out of makes a big difference. smoked out of previous filter pipe i had scorched tongue and had to stop smoking it.

out of a peterson system, this is excellent. some bite but not too bad if you take it slowly. doesnt gunk up bottom of bowl and leaves a pleasant smell.

very unique berry smell and flavor. i think champagne was just a trendy name to affix? not as strong or sweet as a wo larsen signature berry flavor.........but in the ballpark of taste.

now ill have to re-try the nougat soon.

a light tobbaco strength wise.

room note agrees with significant other.

1 person found this review helpful.

Fofo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fofo (81)
Mild Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Flavor: at first there is a hint of Vanilla and something else. Dries my mouth a little bit.

Complexity: None.

Aroma: Sweet and sour, reminds me of Smarties. Interesting.

Tin/Pouch aroma: Vanilla and something else.

Room note: Neither good nor bad. Pretty neutral, my wife didn't care one way or another.

Burning characteristics: burns pretty dry and to the bottom. Does not bite and doesn't leave much junk at the bottom of the bowl.

Cut/Looks/Moisture content: Loose cut, not to moist for an aromatic.

Overall: P.S. tobaccos are usually pretty decent. Not a bad blend and the aroma was indeed interesting. It didn't do it for me though, not enough tobacco flavor but I can see how someone else might like it.

1 person found this review helpful.

Spike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spike (296)
Mild Mild Mild Tolerable

Pipestud hit it right on the head! I will keep this pouch in my cellar in hope that it will somehow bloom into something much better. Of couse I sometimes buy Powerball tickets too.

1 person found this review helpful.

Kerdy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kerdy (43)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

As others have stated, this is a great starter tobacco. Although my sample was a bit dry, I let it sit a bit too long, it wasnt bad. Easy to keep lit. A little bite if not careful, may be due to it being dry. A sweet tasting tobacco with a very pleasant aroma which will please others who dont like strong pipe smells. Overall not a bad tobacco. Would be great to keep around for when you have company over.

UPDATE: I had some of this left over and it was much to dry to smoke. Took a whole 5 minutes to smoke the entire bowl. I also had a little Capt. Black left over and thought with all the additives in it that if I mix them it might make an ok smoke. It did. Not too bad, but boy did it bite. Everyone loved the aroma, but after that I took a loooong time to finish it off.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

This is a typical Peter Stokkebye tobacco. That is to say, well-blended, even burning, and some quality to the leaf. It offers good value for the money spent. And in the PS tradition, it looks good!

The topping and overall taste weren't at all what I expected from the description. There was a definite tendency toward biting. Don't let it get too hot.

A mild fruity/berry taste, and now and then, a tobacco flavor from the Black Cavendish. Other than that, it was just boring.

This was probably the most disappointing Stokkebye experince I have had. Sorry Peter.

1 person found this review helpful.

Pounder 5000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pounder 5000 (178)
Extremely Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

This is one of the lightest tasting tobaccos I have ever tried. That's saying quite alot when you are talking aromatics. I find these kinds of tobaccos to be to light anyway, and this one is the lightest of them all. A pleasant enough taste, and it burns well. This would be an excellent starting point for a brand new smoker (provided they have never tried any form of smoking). I can detect a high quality here, just not enough to keep me smoking.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

The name of this tobacco drew me in - not the typical whiskey or rum sweetened aromatic. After smoking, I discovered a sweet taste and aroma. This was not exactly champagne like. I'm not sure exactly what to call it other than a fruity fusion. The taste was relatively mild with a gentle bite. A little moist at the bottom of the bowl, leaving a little unsmoked behind - as most Danish aromatics will do. After about 3/4 to 1 ounce later, I grew bored of this blend. It was a little too one dimensional and monotonously sweet for me. This is not a bad smoke for a beginner or an aromatic connisseur. Just not for me.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Champagne is an odd name for this tobacco. Typically (with the exception of 1882 and Optimum), Peter Stokkebye's names are fairly straightforward and descriptive. Not so with Champagne. This blend supposedly has a berry topping, but wineyness is nowhere in evidence.

Champagne does seem to be one of the lightest in body (and spirit) of the various aromatics in PS's repertoire. I am in general a fan of PS aromatics, but this one loses my attention fairly quickly. It is sweet, but just not very... well... aromatic. Champagne IS a good tobacco to blend with other aromatics that are "over the top".

Oh, yeah, and what about this "2 cups of Sweet Black Cavendish" stuff, anyway? 2 cups per how much other tobacco? What a piece of worthless information!

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

This is a good aromatic for someone just starting out and wants to try an aromatic with (IMHO) no bite. This aromatic is way too mild for my tastes, I did get hints of a fruity aroma while smoking. To me this tobacco was very moist in a tobacco jar with a rubber seal, even in Arizona. I smoked this very slow in an Eric Nording Moose that took me about an hour and twenty minutes while BS'n at the tobacco shop. When I could no longer get no more puffs and empmtied the bowl, I found a very small portion of the tobacco, less than the thickness of a thumb nail was very moist. Let me add in all fairness, the tobacco jar was filled to the top and the owner may have just taken from his humidor before I walked in to his shop.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

I'm not the best judge of these heavily cased tobaccos as I usually smoke Va flakes and English blends--with the odd aromatic thrown in, provided it isn't utter goup. I think you sweet-tooths will like this one, as it smokes fairly cool and doesn't muck up your pipe--this stuff actually performs somewhat like real tobacco. I'm not sure what "champagne" has to do with anything here--the weed is very sweet in the pouch but less so at the match. The ribbon cut is a bit stringy and some steam will build up if you puff too fast (which I did, trying to get a hit of nicotine off this stuff). A mild tobacco with a nice room note, a very noticeable sweet casing that nonethless isn't entirely offensive. Recommended to smokers of aromatic tobaccos.

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