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ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

All you need to know about the different aspects of smoking – in a nutshellCigars - Smoking for Pleasure
The Complete Pipe Smoker
The Manufacture of Briar Pipes
The Perfect Tobacco Blend!
Latakia & Perique
 

Previous Articles from Across the Counter
"Conversations with Customers"

Relating to Pipe and Cigar Smoking
Aspects of Pipe Smoking

Aspects of Cigar Smoking
Commentary Articles

Non-Smoking Articles


NUMBERED BLOG ARTICLES IN DATE ORDER



Frequently Asked Questions/SUBJECT INDEX
275 Relax in the Library (December 17, 2011)
325 Relax in the Library (December 18, 2013)
419 Relax in the Library (December 21, 2017)

Relating to both Pipe and Cigar Smoking

       
476 “Spending the lockdown time.” (June 25, 2020) 500

Blog 500 Thoughts from Colin Wesley (August 18-31, 2021)

408 How is this to make you think! (June 8, 2017) 443 Wrapping up 2018 (December 6, 2018)
394 The year 1887 (November 24, 2016) 406

Essentials for your Pipe and Cigar hobby (June 8, 2017)

348 A natural filter – the Cigar, the Pipe (December 4, 2014) 358 “Snus” is the answer (May 28, 2015)
294 No Smoking? Use Snus (September 20, 2010)
325 Relax in the Library (December 18, 2013)
230 Dunhill - The White Spot (March 11, 2010)
226 New Tobacco Control Legislation (October 1, 2009)
     
 

Aspects of Pipe Smoking

 

Aspects of Cigar Smoking

519

A thing of beauty … (16-29 June, 2022)

518

The Bad news – for lovers of Cohiba cigars (June 2 - 15, 2022)

517

System Pipes - A cool dry smoke (19 May to 1 June, 2022)

516 “Box-pressed cigars” (May 5-18, 2022)
515 The Carbon Layer (14 April to 3 May, 2022) 514 “The Three part cigar” (31 March, 2022)
513 Pipe Tools - How do you choose? (17 to 30 March, 2022) 512 Which cigars are doing so well in the States? (March 3-16, 2022)
511 The MARCA brand (February 17 to March 2, 2022) 510 The Simple Cigar Band!! (February 3-16, 2022)
509 Replacing Lorenzo (20 January - 2 February, 2022) 508 Make it go right! From the start and then onwards…(January  6 - 19, 2022)
507 Across the email “counter” (2 – 15 December, 2021) 506 Cigar Smoking – Make it go right (4 -17 November, 2021)
505

Across the “Email” counter (4 -17 November, 2021)

504 Cigars and Covid (October 14 - 27, 2021)
503

Small Pipes – Why are they necessary? (30 September – 13 October, 2021)

502 Cigars – Smoking for Pleasure (September 16 - 29, 2021)
501 Winners – People & Products (2 – 15 September, 2021) 498 Lockdowns (July 8 - 21, 2021)
500 Blog No 500 (August 18-31, 2021) 496

Notes from Abroad (June 3 - 16, 2021)

499 The Year to come (22 July – 4 August, 2021) 494

A Short Thick Smoke (May 6 - 19, 2021)

497

Sandblasting (June 17 - 30, 2021)

492

Cuba today (April 8-21, 2021)

495 Savinelli (20 May – 2 June, 2021) 490 Are your Cigars too Wet or too Dry? (March 11-24, 2021)
493 Stanwell pipes (April 22 – May 5, 2021) 488 Smoking your Cigar (February 11 - 24, 2021)
491 Pipe Filters – improving the quality of your pipe smoking. (March 25 – April 7, 2021) 486 Lighting Up (January 14 - 27, 2021)
489 Tongue Bite (25 February – 10 March, 2021) 484

The Habanos Festivals (December 3, 2020 - January 16, 2021)

487 Filling that “Spare time” in 2021 ( 28 January – 10 February 2021) 482 Selections – Trial without Error (November 5 -19, 2020)
485 SAVINELLI - Spring cleaning (17 December 2020 –13 January 2021) 480 OCD (October 1-14, 2020)
483 Lorenzo – Pipe Couturier par Excellence (October 15-November 4, 2020) 478 Points to Ponder : Things to think about (August 6-26, 2020)
481 The alternative pipe (October 15-November 4, 2020) 475 I enjoy a good cigar.(April 2 -15, 2020)
479 The Gentle Art of Smoking (September 5-23, 2020) 473 Cigar Notes (March 5 -18, 2020)
477 New or Returnung Pipe Smoker (July 9-22, 2020) 471 Ringsize (February 6 – 19, 2020)
474 SAVINELLI (March 19 – April 1, 2020) 469 Cigar for a new smoker (January 9 - 22, 2020)
472 Pipe Filters – for quality pipe smoking (February 20 to March 4, 2020) 468 Enjoying your cigar – the ash (December 12, 2019 to January 8, 2020)
470 Refurbished Pipes!! (January 23 – February 5, 2020) 466 My Cigars are too dry! (November 21, 2019)
467 Question: Which is the best pipe for a new Pipesmoker? (December 5, 2019) 464

Cigar smoking – Hobby, Art or Science? (October 24, 2019)

465 Nording - personally selected (November 7, 2019) 462 Humidor - DIY (September 26, 2019)
463 A beautiful finish! (October 10, 2019) 460 Cuban cigars going forward (August 29, 2019)
461 Stanwell - What’s new? (September 12, 2019) 458 The Cigar Aficionado Big Smoke (August 1, 2019)
459 Savinelli - The Classic Innovator (August 15, 2019) 456 Test the Acid Taste (July 4, 2019)
457 Music to my ears (July 18, 2019) 454 “The American” (June 6, 2019)
455 Tick the boxes (June 20, 2019) 452 Behike – The Best of the Best gets better (May 9, 2019)
453 Spice up your Tobacco (May 23, 2019) 450 Cohiba – The Best of the Best from Cuba (April 11, 2019)
451 2019 - the year so far (April 25, 2019) 448 Cigars for all Tastes (March 14, 2019)
449 Meerschaum – what’s that? (March 28, 2019) 446 Montecristo – The Iconic Cuban Cigar. (February 14-27, 2019)
447 Pipes deserve responsibility (February 28, 2019) 444 The English Influence (January 10, 2019)
445 Stanwell (February 12, 2019) 441 Year-End Cigars (November 8, 2018)
442 Nording pipes are extraordinary (December 5, 2018) 439 Lighting Up (October 11, 2018)
440 Savinelli – always consistent (October 25, 2018) 437 Creating in harmony (September 13, 2018)
438 Small and neat (September 27, 2018) 435 Dust on your cigars? (August 16, 2018)
436 Estate pipes – next collection (August 30, 2018) 433 Cuban Cigars – Did you know? (July 19, 2018)
434 The return of the Lorenzo 9mm pipes (August 2, 2018) 431 More Cigar Tips & News (June 21, 2018)
432 A Good Surprise (July 5, 2018) 429

Discussing Cigars (May 24, 2018)

430 The woes and wows of Briar Pipe manufacturing (June 7, 2018) 427

A passion for farming & for cigars (April 26, 2018)

428

A pipe is a pipe isn’t it? (May 10, 2018)

425 Tips! (March 29, 2018)
426 The traditional straight pipe (April 12, 2018) 423 The Simple Cigar Band!! (March 1, 2018)
424

The Churchwarden Pipe (March 15, 2018)

421 Top Cigars 2017 – Cigar Aficionado (February 1, 2018)
422 A different taste! (February 15, 2018) 418

Cigars - on the move! (November 30, 2017)

420 Creating a Tobacco Blend! (January 18, 2018) 416 Economise Cigar Smoking (November 2, 2017)
417 Enjoying your pipes (November 16, 2017) 414 Large Ringsize cigars – some comments (October 5, 2017)
415 Economical Pipe Smoking (October 19, 2017) 412 Vintage Cigars (September 7, 2017)
413 Stanwell - take note of the name (September 21, 2017) 410

Cuban Blending – it starts with the seeds (August 10, 2017)

411 Trends in Smoking (August 24, 2017) 404 The Premium Cigar Revolution / Liberation (May 18, 2017)
409

Estate pipes – at last (July 27, 2017)

402 Meaningful Measurements: Length and Ringsize (April 20, 2017)
407 Marca - The Story of a Winner (June 29, 2017) 400 Cigar Talk (March 23 – April 5, 2017)
405 Savinelli – a perfectionist (June 1, 2017) 398 Short Filler Cigars (February 23, 2017)
403 Savinelli – a perfectionist (April 6, 2017) 396

The good 5 cent cigar (January 26, 2017)

401 The Lorenzo Effect (April 6, 2017) 392 CIGAR WRAPPERS (October 27, 2016)
399 Across the Counter (March 9, 2017) 390 Other factors within Cuba? September 29, 2016
397

Pipe Tobaccos-Shrinking choices and supplies. (February 9, 2017)

388 FDA Regulations, USA (September 1, 2016)
395 Teflon pegs – Pros and Cons January 12, 2017 386 The taste of a cigar (August 4, 2016)
393 Pipe Smoking – the start (November 10, 2016) 384 Light up your Cigar, and relax (July 7, 2016)
391 Dry Smoking (October 13, 2016) 382 Turmoil? What Turmoil? (June 9, 2016)
389 What is the use of a tobacco pouch? (September 15, 2016) 380 Current Premium Cigar situation in SA (May 12, 2016)
387 Lorenzo - that little extra (August 18, 2016) 378 Humidification (April 14, 2016)
385 The long short smoke. (July 21, 2016) 376 Value Cigars (March 17, 2016)
383 Why won’t my pipe stay alight? (June 23, 2016) 374 The next cigar! (February 18, 2016)
381 Who, or what, is MARCA? (May 26, 2016) 372

Fortnight Articles – Product Selection  (January 21, 2016)

379 Pipe Filters. Why? (April 28, 2016) 370 Cuban Seed (November 12, 2015)
377 Meerschaum re-visited  (March 31, 2016) 368 Guidelines - Your initial cigars (October 15, 2015)
375 10 Minute Pipes (March 3, 2016) 366 Ringsize - again (September 17, 2015)
373 Fortnight Articles – Product Selection  (February 4, 2016) 364 “Nub” – a generic? (August 20, 2015)
371 The name “Savinelli” (November 26, 2015) 362 What can the Cigar ash tell you? (July 23, 2015)
369 The Pipe - a Dry Smoke (October 29, 2015) 360 Cigars in Winter (June 25, 2015)
367 Eriksen Keystone Pipes from Denmark (October 1, 2015) 358 “Snus” is the answer (May 28, 2015)
365 Spring is sprung (September 3, 2015) 356 Just looking for a few cigars (April 30, 2015)
363 Lorenzo Revisited (August 6, 2015) 354 A “Safe” cut (April 2, 2015)
361 The Gentle Art (Alfred Dunhill) (July 9, 2015) 352

Good News (March 5, 2015)

359 Meerschaum Pipes (June 11, 2015) 350

So you did get a Humidor for Christmas! (February 5, 2015)

357 Father’s Day (May 14 , 2015) 347 Carry care for your cigars. (November 20, 2014)
355 Stanwell - the Innovators (April 16 , 2015) 345 New Arrivals (October 23, 2014)
353 Lorenzo: Great value pipes! (March 19, 2015) 343

Cigar Smoking Questions (September 25, 2014)

351

Travels and Arrivals (February 19, 2015)

341 Meaningful Measurements (August 28, 2014)
349 MARCA Dry (January 22, 2015) 339

The Dinner (July 31, 2014)

346 New Arrivals: Chapter 2 (November 6, 2014) 337 Dispelling perceptions (July 3, 2014)
344 Why not use a turbo lighter to light a pipe? (October 9, 2014) 335

Cuban cigar history brought up to date (June 5, 2014)

342 PIPELESS! (September 11, 2014) 333 The Basics - cigars (May 1, 2014)
340 Benefits of the Savinelli Dry System pipe (August 14, 2014) 331 Ringsize - the diameter of your cigar (April 3, 2014)
338 Getting his pipes really clean (July 17, 2014) 329 Time is short - you require a shorter smoke? (March 6, 2014)
336 I’ve no time to finish the pipeful (June 19, 2014) 327 “That’s exactly what happens to me!” (February 6, 2014)
334 Does anybody still smoke a pipe? (May 15, 2014) 324 Which is the BEST Cigar? (November 28, 2013)
332 Beyond Potholes (April 17, 2014) 322 The Puro (October 31, 2013)
330

Look!  See!  Feel! The Sandblast Pipe (March 20, 2014)

320 Make it go right! ... Part three…(October 3, 2013)
328

I always clean my pipes properly – or do I? (February 20, 2014)

318 Make it go right! ... Part two…(September 5, 2013)
326 A New Year - 2014 (January 23, 2014) 316 Make it go right! (August 8, 2013)
323 Houseblends: The Modern Trend (November 14, 2013) 314 Limited Edition Cubans (July 11, 2013)
321 Pipesmoking Potholes (October 17, 2013) 312 Which Humidor to choose - Which cigars to store (June 13, 2013)
319 Pipesmoking Potholes (September 19, 2013) 310 Which Cigar Case to choose (May 16, 2013)
317 Put the tobacco in your Pipe (August 22, 2013) 308 Which Cigar Cutter to choose (April 18, 2013)
315

Prestige Pipes Re-visited (25 July, 2013)

306 Over-Humidification (March 21, 2013)
313 The new Pipe Smoker (June 27, 2013) 304 Boutique Cigars (Febrary 21, 2013)
311 Which Tobacco pouch or Pipe bag to choose (May 30, 2013) 302 Email from a new Cigar Smoker (January 24, 2013)
309 Which Pipe Knife to choose. (May 2, 2013) 300

Robusto, Robusto, Robusto! (December 13, 2012)

307 Refurbished and Refurbishing (March 21, 2013) 298 New Laws, New Ideas, Same Care! (November 15, 2012)
305 Savinelli and Lorenzo (March 7, 2013) 296 New Limited Edition Cigars (October 18, 2012)
303 Stanwell - a Danish Classic (February 7, 2013) 293 It pays to listen (September 6, 2012)
301 “Oom Paul” re-visited (January 10, 2013) 291

New Humidification Technology (August 9, 2012)

299 Travelling with pipes (November 29, 2012) 289

A Great Experience (July 12, 2012)

297 Questions and Answers: Pipesmoking problems (November 1, 2012) 287

Selections  – Trial without Error (June 14, 2012)

295 The Savinelli Dry System - not an accident (October 4, 2012) 285 The demand for Premium Cigars (May 17, 2012)
292 The Basic Pipe (August 23, 2012) 283 It pays to visit (April 19, 2012)
290 A (fiery) Winter’s Tale (July 26, 2012) 281 In cigars -“One size does not fit all” (March 22, 2012)
288 A Standing Pipe (June 28, 2012) 279 More than just about advice and selling (February 23, 2012)
286 The Churchwarden Pipe (May 31, 2012) 277 Caliqueños - a Spanish secret no longer (January 26, 2012)
284 Dunhill - the first 2 years (April 19, 2012) 273 Limited Editions (November 16, 2011)
282 You can throw away the pencil (April 5, 2012) 271 Cigars are Serious (October 20, 2011)
280 Time in the Office (March 8, 2012) 268 What can go wrong? (September 8, 2011)
278 Time in the Shop (February 9, 2012) 266 Your Humidor: To maintain - To prepare (August 11, 2011)
276 Succession to Lorenzo – the Italian Master (January 12, 2012) 264 "Let’s ask in here" (July 1, 2011)
274 Pipe Tools – every time you smoke (December 1, 2011) 262

Who Was Davidoff? (June 16, 2011)

272 Pipes with a Difference (November 3, 2011) 260 The Kindest Cut - for you (May 19, 2011)
270 Across the (e-)Counter (October 6, 2011) 258 Short Filler Cigars (April 21, 2011)
267 Are you on the List? (August 25, 2011) 256 This is how it all started (March 24, 2011)
265 Being Prepared (July 28, 2011) 254 The Winemaker: “SIZE DOES COUNT ...” (February 24, 2011)
263

Winter Watch-out (June 30, 2011)

252 So you did get a Humidor for Christmas! (January 27, 2011)
261

The Calabash Pipe (June 2, 2011)

250 The next steps for Cigar Smokers (December 9, 2010)
259

Appeal of  the Bent Pipe (May 5, 2011)

248 OK, OK Here it is! (November 18, 2010)
257

By Design (April 7, 2011)

246 Ageing Cigars (October 21, 2010)
255

What a visit! (March 10, 2011)

244 Nicaragua - Spirit of Cigars (September 23, 2010)
253

Hans Christian Andersen - the pipe by Stanwell (February 10, 2011)

241 “Not a Problem!” We offer Solutions (August 12, 2010)
251

Can a Dunhill fit into your Budget?(January 13, 2010)

239 South Africa’s Unique Cigar (July 14, 2010)
249

The Steps Following (December 2, 2010)

237 Celebration (June 17, 2010)
247

First Pipe University Pipe (November 4, 2010)

235 Out & about with your Cigars (May 20, 2010)
245

SAVINELLI - 5 generations 135 years of tradition (October 7, 2010)

233 The Kindest Cut - for you (April 22, 2009)
242 Back To Nature (August 26, 2010) 228 Hi Tech or the Common Touch (February 11, 2010)
240

The Short Smoke (July 29, 2010)

224 In & Out of the Box (September 4, 2009)
238

Go Mzansi (July 1, 2010)

222

DON’T “Just do it” (August 6, 2009)

236

A Good Day in the Shop (June 3, 2010)

220 Blending in Cuba (July 9, 2009)
234 Inadvertent Benefits (May 6, 2010) 218 Blending “outside-the-box” (11 June, 2009)
232 Estate Pipes (April 8, 2010) 216 Value for Money (May 14, 2009)
229 More Marca Pipes (February 25, 2010) 214 Selections – Trial without Error (April 16, 2009)
227 Settling Down (January 11, 2010) 212 Cigar Casa and Cigar Collection (March 19, 2009)
225 The Down Side (September 17, 2009) 210 Cuban cigars – About choice (February 19, 2009)
223 The “Oom Paul” (August 20, 2009) 208 Checklist for 2009 (January 22, 2009)
221

“Teaching HOW to fish” (July 23, 2009)

206 Choice (December 11, 2008)
219 “Tongue Bite” – the Dreaded Demon! (25 June, 2009) 204 The Budget Cigar (November 20, 2008)
217 The Tailor-made Tool (May 29, 2009) 202 The Benchmark Montecristo 4 (October 23, 2008)
215 “I don’t  need a Tobacco Pouch!” (April 30, 2009) 200 Benchmark or Reference Point (September 25, 2008)
213 Down Memory Lane (April 2, 2009) 198 The Cigar Ashtray (August 28, 2008)
211 Through the Smokescreen (March 5, 2009) 196 Churchill: The Man and The Cigar (July 31, 2008)
209 New Pipe Smoker (February 5, 2009) 194 A Fruitful Dinner (July 3, 2008)
207 The Pleasure of the Pipe (January 8, 2009) 192 Lighting (June 5, 2008)
205 The Budget Pipe (December 4, 2008) 190 Cutting (May 8, 2008)
203 The Basic Pipe (November 6, 2008) 188 Limited Editions (April 10, 2008)
201 The Benchmark in Pipes (October 9, 2008) 186 The Robusto (March 13, 2008)
199 9000 miles from the USA (September 11, 2008) 184 www.habanos.com (February 14 , 2008)
197 Buffing and Beeswax (August 14 , 2008) 182

A Short Smoke (January 17, 2008)

195 To filter or not to filter? (July 17, 2008) 180 Holiday Time (November 22, 2007)
193 The New Pipe (June 19, 2008) 179 What is a Cigar Dinner? (November 8, 2007)
191 Tobacco Storage (May 22, 2008) 177 Test the Team (October 11, 2007)
189

The Albanian Advantage (April 24, 2008)

175 Ring-size (September 13, 2007)
187 Spit & Polish (March 27, 2008) 173 Test your Senses (again) (August 16, 2007)
185 Getting Started (February 28, 2008) 171 Half Corona “Varies” ( July 19, 2007)
183 Straight Pipes (January 31, 2008) 169 Taste, Taste, Taste (June 21, 2007)
181 More about Meerschaum (January 3, 2008) 167 Start-Up Costs (May 24, 2007)
180 Holiday Time (November 22, 2007) 165 Paradigm Humidification System ( April 26, 2007)
178 Wet Smoking ( October 25, 2007) 163 The Big Three (March 29, 2007)
176 'n Boer maak 'n Plan (September 27, 2007) 161 Beat the Heat (March 1, 2007)
174 Filter Pipes (August 30, 2007) 159 Aging, Aged, Old Cigars (February 1, 2007)
172 “Golden Oldies” (August 2, 2007) 157 A New Humidor (January 4, 2007)
170 “Spring” into action (July 5, 2007) 155 Cigars in Transit (November 30, 2006)
168 Profile of a Pipesmoker (June 7, 2007) 153 One word - “Trinidad”! (November 2, 2006)
166 LORENZO - Personally Selected (May 10, 2007) 151 Zino Davidoff (October 6, 2006)
164 TWIN BORE from ROSSI (April 12, 2007) 149 Test your Senses (September 7, 2006)
162 Business as usual (March 15, 2007) 147 In the Beginning ... (August 10, 2006)
160 A Danish Classic (February 15, 2007) 145 Starting your Collection (July 13, 2006)
158 Aged! (January 18, 2006) 143 The Ooooh’s and Aaaah’s (June 15, 2006)
156 Italian Ingenuity (December 14, 2006) 141 Is ½ a cigar still a cigar? (May 18, 2006)
154 Systems - “Ugh”! (November 16, 2006) 139 Cuban 3’s, 5’s & 25’s (April 20, 2006)
152 A Shop-within-a-Shop (October 19, 2006) 137 Cuban Confusion (March 23, 2006)
150 Heads You Win (September 21, 2006) 135 Romeo Romeo Romeo (February 23, 2006)
148 This one is for the Ladies (August 24, 2006) 133 Checklist for 2006 (January 26, 2006)
146 Affordable quality! (July 27, 2006) 131 A cigar for all Seasons ( December 29, 2005)
144 Stanwell - nuff said! (June 29, 2006) 129 “All I want for Christmas is ……” (December 1, 2005)
142 Dingler’s Dream 1904 (June 1, 2006) 128

Summer Smoking (November 17, 2005)

140 Ingenuity and Economics (May 4, 2006) 126 Cigars are not “smoking”! (October 20, 2005)
138 The Gold Band that sells (April 6, 2006) 124 PPR Selection (September 22, 2005)
136 Buying Pipes - you & me (March 9, 2006) 122 Random Cuban Selection (August 25, 2005)
134 Those were the days (February 9, 2006) 120 "Cigars Away" (July 28, 2005)
132 Meerschaum – the real thing (January 12, 2005) 118 "The Very Best" (June 30, 2005)
130 Summertime (December 15, 2005) 116 What makes a 'good' cigar? (June 2, 2005)
128

Summer Smoking (November 17, 2005)

114 Are the Americans happy? (May 5, 2005)
127 Coincidence or What? (November 3, 2005) 112 Your Cigars this Winter (March 24, 2005)
125 "Classical" My Word! (October 6, 2005) 110 Three Hoyos (March 10, 2005)
123 Mature Pipes III (September 8, 2005) 108 The Taste (February 10, 2005)
121 Two faces of Savinelli (August 11, 2005) 106 Oh dear - I did it (January 13, 2005)
119 A long, long time ago…. (July 14, 2005) 104 Surprise Year-end cigars (December 9, 2004)
117 Tobacco in Winter (June 16, 2005) 102 Which Cigar to smoke? (November 11, 2004)
115

Filling the Gaps (May 19, 2005)

100 With Dinner in mind (October 7, 2004)
113 Maintenance & Repairs (April 21, 2005) 98 Top Marques (September 9, 2004)
111 Pipe of the Year (March 24, 2005) 96 The Cuban Cigar World (August 11, 2004)
109 The Wesley Houseblends (February 24, 2005) 94 What about a "Turbo" Cigar lighter? (July 15, 2004)
105 The Allure of Meerschaum (December 30, 2004) 92 Cigars - in Winter (June 17, 2004)
103 Is your Pipe too hot? (November 25, 2004) 90 Variety is ..... (May 20, 2004)
101 Dry Smoking (October 28, 2004) 89 What price the Cuban Taste? (May 6, 2004)
99 The Constant Clay (September 23, 2004) 87 Preparing my new Humidor (April 8, 2004)
97 Is longer, cooler, drier, better? (August 26, 2004) 85 All is not Gloom & Doom (March 11, 2004)
95 Mature Pipes II (July 29, 2004) 83 El Credito International Cigars (February 12, 2004)
93 Pipes - the perfect "Cure" (July 1, 2004) 79 Nicaragua - a resurging star (December 18, 2003)
91 Tobacco in Winter (June 3, 2004) 77 Learning through Experience (November 20, 2003)
88 Surprise, Surprise! (April 22, 2004) 76 Leisure Reading (November 6, 2003)
86 I repeat - It pays to visit (March 25, 2004) 75 Cigar Bargains (October 23, 2003)
84 Face-to-face beats Fax-to-fax (February 26, 2004) 73 Short Filler in larger "Premium" cigars (September 25, 2003)
82 Manufacture of Briar Pipes (January 29, 2004) 71 The Business of Cigars (August 28, 2003)
80 Beechwood - Now even better value! (January 1, 2004) 68 Wesley's Cigar Dinner (July 3, 2003)
78 Stanwell - Pipes with character (December 4, 2003) 66 The Short Filler Cigar re-visited (June 5, 2003)
76 Leisure Reading (November 6, 2003) 64 "Boom Again" (May 8, 2003)
74 Handmade Pipes (October 9, 2003) 62 South African wins highest Cigar Award (April 10, 2003)
72 Preserving your Pipe (September 11, 2003) 60 The Budget Speech (March 13, 2003)
70 Prestige Pipes (August 14, 2003) 58 The English Influence (February 13, 2003)
69 Savinelli Dry System - for the new Pipe Smoker (July 17, 2003) 56 Lacioderma the Beetle revisited (January 26, 2003)
67 Profile of a Pipe-smoker (June 19, 2003) 54 When is a Torpedo not a Torpedo? (December 12, 2002)
63 Memories of Lorenzo - the Italian Master (April 24, 2003) 52 The Role of the Roller (November 14, 2002)
61 Preserving Your Pipe (contd) (March 27, 2003) 50 Wesley's Cigar Dinner (October 17, 2002)
59 Preserving Your Pipe (contd) (February 27, 2003) 48 Cigar Scissors (September 19, 2002)
57 Preserving Your Pipe (January 30, 2003) 46 Budget Cubans (August 22, 2002)
55 Restored to former glory (January 2, 2002) 44 Time is short. (July 25, 2002)
53 The Nobility (November 28, 2002) 42 Excellence in Cigars (June 27, 2002)
51 The Art of the Pipe (October 31, 2002) 40 Aluminium Tubed Cigars (May 30, 2002)
47 System Pipes (September 5, 2002) 38 A new Humidor (May 2, 2002)
45 Taking Stock (August 8, 2002) 37 Cigar Dinners (April 18, 2002)
43 "Superblends" to the rescue! (July 11, 2002) 35 Compact Cubans (March 21, 2002)
41 Meerschaum - Mystery and Myths (June 13, 2002) 34 Hand or Machine.... or Both? (March 7, 2002)
39 "Filter" Pipes (May 16, 2002) 32 Target Market Is this you? (February 7, 2002)
36 Compact Pipes (April 4, 2002) 29 Summer Season (December 27, 2001)
33 Mature Pipes (February 21, 2002) 28 Festive Cigars (December 13, 2001)
31 Longevity (January 24, 2002) 26 The Cocktail Season (November 15, 2001)
27 Prestige Pipes (November 29, 2001) 25a "Those cigars - who smokes them?" (October 18, 2001)
25 Pipe Racks (November 1, 2001) 23 Preparing for the "Lift-off"? (September 20, 2001)
24 The Calabash Pipe (October 18, 2001) 22 Smoking Outdoors (September 6, 2001)
22 Smoking Outdoors (September 6, 2001) 21 "Dust" on your cigars? (August 23, 2001)
20 Pipes - what's in a good brand name? (August 9, 2001) 18 Richard Carleton Hacker (July 12, 2001)
18 Richard Carleton Hacker (July 12, 2001) 16 Perception of strength in a cigar - a complex question! (June 14, 2001)
17 "Freeform" - pipes with personality (June 28, 2001) 15 Pipe and Cigars? Subsidise your cigar smoking! (May 31, 2001)
15 Pipe and Cigars? Subsidise your cigar smoking! (May 31, 2001) 14 Liquid Fuel Lighters (May 17, 2001)
14 Liquid Fuel Lighters (May 17, 2001) 10 Ringsize (March 15, 2001)
11 "Filter" pipes (April 5, 2001) 9 Lighting Up (March 8, 2001)
9 Lighting Up (March 8, 2001) 8 Why not a Short Filler cigar? (February 22, 2001)
6 Are you one of the lucky ones? (January 25, 2001) 5 What do I need to do to keep my cigars in good condition? January 11, 2001)
3 Is a pleasure shared a pleasure doubled? (December 14, 2000) 3 Is a pleasure shared a pleasure doubled? (December 14, 2000)
  2 What makes a good cigar? (November 30, 2000)
 

Commentary

 
      Other Categories
1 Increase your smoking enjoyment - Variety (November 16, 2000)    
7 "I'm looking for a gift for a man" (February 8, 2001) 269 A man with a purpose (September 22, 2011)
12 Your own Pipe or Cigar Club (April 12, 2001) 243 You’re sure to require one sooner or later….. (September 9, 2010)
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Why all these new brands from Cuba? (May 3, 2001)

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