New Item – Argo Pipes

During one of our brainstorming sessions, we batted around the idea of creating a new brand of pipes with some very specific characteristics. First off, these pipes had to be great smokers. Now I know that seems obvious, but we wanted the pipes made in a way to deliver a smoke like that of a […]

A Long Time Coming

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been making Hearth & Home tobaccos for ten years now. It doesn’t seem possible, but more than 80 blends later, 2015 has arrived. About five years ago, I started investigating the possibility of adding a line of pipes to the Hearth & Home brand. Some pipes I found were […]

Cigar Review – Man O’ War Immortal

I love the fact that I get to try all the new cigars when they come in. Now, granted, I don’t always enjoy each one, but I need to try them if I’m going to write copy for the website, so I savor the ones that are in my wheelhouse, and the ones that aren’t […]

Starting a “Fire Storm”

  With the introduction of Russ Ouellette’s new line of tinned tobaccos this week I thought it would be a good time to post a review. I’ve been fortunate to be smoking this wonderful blend for the last two weeks.I’m a confirmed Virginia Perique lover so this tobacco excites me,  I am smoking it in […]

Introducing Argo

We’re releasing an exclusive new line of pipes, and our Thursday email will tell you all about them. These great smoking briars are called Argo. There are 5 classic shapes with tapered or saddle stems in comfortable black acrylic. They all feature free-breathing 4mm airways and are made in America of well-aged Italian briar. Starting at less […]

Glad to Be On Board

Good day all. What a wonderful ride this life is. Last year this time I would have never imagined I’d be involved and working with such a great pipes and tobacco team as this. Life long pipe smoker and since 1999 my affection for it lead me to pipe making. Throughout the day I mostly […]

Welcome Our Newest Staff Member

We’re really pleased to announce an addition to the P&C family. Dan Chlebove, the artisan behind Gabrieli Pipes has now joined our staff. His talents will help us immensely to bring you the best possible products. Help us in welcoming Dan into the fold.

A Friend Retires

This morning I received a phone call that I knew would come eventually, but I dreaded getting it. My good friend and colleague, Carl McAllister, the Master Blender and Quality Control Manager for Sutliff Tobacco Company is retiring as of the end of January. I had heard of Carl, but we had never met until […]

Born in the USA

Don’t get me wrong – I love pipes from Italy, Denmark, Japan and elsewhere. Some of my favorite tobaccos come from Europe. But I really prefer domestic products whenever possible. We’ve made an internal commitment to work hard in 2015 to promote and support American-made products as much as possible, and you’ll see this in […]

Pipe Engineering

On the surface, a pipe seems like it should be fairly simple to make properly if you have the right equipment, but it’s a lot more difficult than it seems. Just about every pipe enthusiast has had a real clunker of a pipe. Usually that means that the pipe smokes wet, smokes hot or just […]