Category Archives: Thank You for Smoking
Without realizing it is plume, also called “bloom,” a cigar merchant dusted them off my box of vintage La Gloria Cubana Inmensos I had kept at his store. He thought my cigars had turned moldy. I don’t blame him. Many … Continue reading
The Mario Grandi line of pipes was created in 2006 by Italian pipe-maker Aldo Pierluigi as a sub-brand of his mainstay brand Mastro Beraldi. Mario Grandis are very affordable yet of great quality. Two recent purchases:
There’s something about Moretti pipes! Here’s one that just came in; its almost 10 inches long and what a beautiful masterpiece it is!
My addiction to Moretti pipes continues unabated. Here are my latest acquisitions:
Sir David Tang was chairman of the Pacific Cigar Company Limited, the exclusive Cuban cigar distributor for the Asia Pacific region. He walked with royalty, and cavorted with stars, yet he made me, a nobody, felt like a somebody.
Cost me an arm and a leg; what I paid for this could enable me to buy 5 pieces of Samsonite luggage, but what the heck, YOLO!
This time, a super magnum volcano; thanks Marco! And a Canadian:
Just purchased a couple more pipes made by the very affable Marco Biagini of Moretti Pipes. Moretti pipes are among my favorites! For size comparison each pipe is placed next to my Group 5 Dunhill Shell Briar with bamboo.
Do cigars get better if you age them? Is the Dalai Lama Buddhist? All cigars are smokeable. But freshly-rolled cigars tend to smoke better if laid aside for about a year. Some continue to become nicer even after many years … Continue reading
It is always a joy to receive a meerschaum pipe from Fikri Baki – no one carves meerschaums like him.