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Davidoff Year of the Ox Masterpiece Pipe Revealed

Pipe smokers have reason to celebrate. Davidoff Cigars is celebrating the Chinese New Year with the release of its Year of the Ox Masterpiece Pipe.

The Unwritten Rules of Pipemaking

It’s a chilly 32 degrees Fahrenheit in early December as Dirk Heinemann walks the short distance from the bus stop to his great-great-grandfather’s…

Scott Thile Embraces the Creative Life

Music and pipe smoke have intertwined in an evanescent warp and weft that created the tapestry of Scott Thile’s life.

Women: Important Players in the Pipe World

Throughout most of modern history, women around the world—particularly in the Western world—have taken up leisure pipe smoking, and there…

Tips for A Rookie Pipe Smoker


I can trace my love of tobacco back to when I was 3 years old, just starting to grow up in a quiet corner of eastern Michigan.

Baron Ambrosia: The Pipe Evangelist


Standing at 6-foot-1 without taking his hair into account, broad-backed with a generous surplus of muscles, eyes possessed of the pure giddy…

Pipe Tobacco Crash Course


As with fine wines, the creation of pipe blends depends on the use of many varietals. Here’s a primer on the most prominent tobaccos used in formulating pipe recipes.

FK Kirsten Pipes

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Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing videos from cigar manufacturers talking about their new products at IPCPR 2017.

Where to Smoke: Seattle


Finding a cigar lounge in Seattle is no easy task. Unfortunately, the laws regarding smoking in public places are extremely strict.