Our friends at Meerschaum Depot

When I started at P&C one of the first vendors that I met with was our good friends at Meerschaum Depot pipes. I could tell we were going to have a great working relationship as soon as I met them. During our first meeting we got to know each other, and now when they come to visit, it […]

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 […]

Peterson St. Patrick’s Day 2015 Pipes Have Arrived

I just wanted to let all of readers know that we received the first part of our shipment of Peterson St. Patrick’s Day 2015 pipes today. We have four shapes so far and we are waiting on a few more to arrive. But for now we have four to choose from, we also received the […]

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 […]

Review – Rockwell Binge Pipe Tool

Being part of the PipesandCigars.com team has been one of the most interesting and satisfying experiences of my life. I started off managing the retail store that was the parent of P&C, started blending and then became dedicated to the website. Now, besides blending new tobaccos, I now do quite a bit of the copywriting […]

Introducing …….

We have a bunch of talented people that work at P&C and one of our photographers wanted to experiment a little with a few pipes.  His name is Joe and he does outstanding work. He also comes through for us whenever we need something done in a pinch, so when Joe asked me to get […]

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 […]