15% Off Sitewide Until Midnight 6/14

I don’t often put up a post about our emails and special deals, but for this one, I’ll make an exception. From now until midnight Eastern on June 14th, 2015, we’re taking 15% off almost everything on our site. The only exceptions are items where the manufacturer has a minimum advertised price. To see what […]

Introducing MATCH – BB1938

It’s strange how things twist and turn as we go along. About a year ago, we talked to Dunhill about bringing back some of their old blends, one in particular was a Latakia blend that was only sold in their stores. It derived its name from the comment “…smooth as a b___’s b____m.”, but we […]

The Cigar Valley

Pipes & Cigars was started up in Albany New York but moved to Bethlehem Pennsylvania a few years ago. I joined the company when they moved down here and have loved it ever since. You see, I grew up in Bethlehem. I went to school here and lived and worked here all my life. Bethlehem […]

Rebel against Fat Cigars! Try a Lancero!

Ok folks, it is time to get over yourselves and check your egos at the door and try smoking a Lancero size cigar. I just don’t get the fascination with large ring gauge cigars in this country. There is no reason to be smoking a 60, 70, or 80 ring gauge cigar unless you’re Andre […]

Newark Pipe Show Here We Come

We are heading to Newark this weekend and we could not be more excited. This is a show that brings together the collectors from the Northeast. The weather is going to be nice and the trip there will be fun. Russ, Dan and I will be attending the show. We are bringing along a few goodies […]

Protecting our freedom to smoke

One of the best parts of my job here at Pipes & Cigars is getting to communicate with the very diverse group of people our customers are on a daily basis. I find it an especially great privilege to talk to our active duty servicemen and women. That is why I want my first post […]

We are busy at P&C

It feels like a lifetime ago that I posted anything on Talking Tobacco, but we have been seriously busy here. Looking at our white board I see multiple projects scheduled every month and new ones are added all the time. We had a meeting yesterday to prioritize what we have and the list is long. […]

Some Observations About Cigars

I have smoked a lot of cigars, and still do. Some of them I smoke for enjoyment, while others I smoke for evaluation purposes. As a tobacco blender, I think I’ve got a fairly keen palate, and a strong memory for flavors and aromas. A number of the cigars I’ve tried out to help us […]

New Year’s Smoke

Every New Year’s  I have plans to smoke a rare cigar or a pipe tobacco that I have, but every year I end up just smoking something I am in the mood for. I have a problem smoking a cigar that is rare or a tin that I have cellared for years. So every year I […]

In the Spirit of the Season

It’s been a beehive of activity here at P&C, and the crew has been hustling to get all the packages out the door so our customers can get their parcels in time for Christmas and Hanukkah gift-giving. Earlier this year, I marked my ten year anniversary with PipesandCigars.com, and we recently had our company party. […]