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COLIN'S BLOG: ACROSS THE COUNTER
Colin Wesley - always ready to chat .... across the counter! Spice up your Tobacco

Because he is on our database, and entered the free Sweepstakes, Mr. C from Port Elizabeth was the lucky winner of a free Marca Dry Pipe.
After presenting his winner letter in the Wesley’s shop in Greenacres and selecting his Marca Dry pipe he decided to treat himself to some Wesley’s Houseblend tobaccos.
This time he chose a tobacco different from his regular Full Gold No 46.

Here is his unsolicited, but permission granted, experience with his choice:

I just wanted to thank you and your team for my special prize. I received my letter yesterday morning, and popped in to my Wesley's branch to choose my pipe. I managed to get a pipe different to any within my small collection, and I am grateful for being able to add yet another beautiful pipe to my rotation.
Also, a special thank you to the staff at the Greenacres branch. One always receives friendly service, and it's a pleasurable experience to shop there. 

On a sidenote, I also treated myself to some tobacco within the Wesley's houseblends that I haven't tried before. Amongst others, I got myself some Wesley's Latakia "A" blend.
I have been a regular user of the Wesley's Full Gold blend, and thoroughly enjoy it. After 10 odd years of pipe smoking, it remains a favourite.
However, a short while back I was gifted some Samuel Gawith Commonwealth mixture, and was looking to experiment a little more with Latakia, having really enjoyed the Commonwealth, and not being able to get any Samuel Gawith within PE.
I am happy to say that I find the Wesley's blend to be super enjoyable. I find it to be a little lighter than Commonwealth, and I suspect it would be a blend one would be able to happily smoke throughout the day, which I believe to be an advantage over Commonwealth!
It retains that flavourful and unique Latakia taste, while in my opinion it is very far from being overwhelming, as I suspected might be common within Latakia blends.
Also, I am sure that one could push up its strength a notch by just adding a couple of grams of pure Latakia if one feels the need for something with a little more punch, of which I have also purchased some yesterday.

Latakia A, No 55, is a refined version of our original Latakia blend No 50. The addition of American Burley, Turkish and a little extra Latakia, converted No 50 to a full-flavoured, smoother smoking blend.
Which, as Mr C says, can be happily smoked throughout the day.
Our No 46 Full Gold has a base of aromatic Burley bolstered by dark and light Virginia flakes for natural flavour, Turkish for smoothness, and spiced up with Perique.

Latakia, Turkish and Perique are what are known as Condimental tobaccos.
Click to read more about these and other “Condimental” tobaccos.
And about the history and manufacture of Latakia and Perique;   and how to fine tune your blend.

If you feel like a change you could spice up your usual tobacco with Latakia (pure or in a blend) and Perique (use no.58 Perique Navy Cut; pure Perique does not mix easily).
If you are not familiar with our Wesley’s blends you might like to try one of the “taster” packs:
5 blends (50g) R88.00 or 9 blends (110g) R190.00.

Also available again– Peterson pipe tobacco at R137.50 per 50g tin. Best described as “modern mixtures” – a break from the traditional - mixing natural tobaccos with interesting flavourings for aroma (and taste).

Peterson Blends Tobaccos Flavourings
Connoisseur’s Choice Black Cavendish, Virginia Coffee, Citrus, Rum, Vanilla, Whisky
Irish Cask (was Irish Oak) Burley, Cavendish, Perique, Virginia Citronella, Sherry
Luxury Blend Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia Honey, Vanilla
Sweet Killarney Black Cavendish, Virginia Caramel, Cream
University Flake Burley, Virginia Plum

No Latakia?? Add some yourself!

Returning to the traditional, how would you like to smoke your favourite tobacco, or try out a new blend, in a long-stemmed Churchwarden pipe?

For the period May 30 – June 12,  2019 we offer:
25% off the normal prices of
Marca Duo (with long and short mouthpiece) Lorenzo Lettura Lipari
Normal Prices Marca Duo from R799.50; Lettura Lipari R998.60

Make the most of your smoking pleasure!

Colin Wesley

No.451 April 25 – to May 8, 2019

Note:
By law, no South African citizen, living in South Africa can buy a tobacco product via the internet or postal system.  In fact, you may not receive a tobacco product through the post.
In addition we may not receive payment through the internet for tobacco products.
We may only supply tobacco products within the trade – not to private individuals. The fine is substantial
Contact us for help in getting tobacco to your area.

You can read previous articles from “Across the Counter” in The Archives Library.

TRAVELLING TIME – (CAR, PLANE, TRAIN, BUS)
Many places where normal smoking is not allowed also restrict the use of e-cigs.

“Snus” is the answer


The question is - What is Snus?

Use SnusJakobssons Snus

Note:
By law, no South African citizen, living in South Africa can buy a tobacco product via the internet or postal system.  In fact, you may not receive a tobacco product through the post.
In addition we may not receive payment through the internet for tobacco products.
We may only supply tobacco products within the trade – not to private individuals. The fine is substantial
Contact us for help in getting tobacco to your area.

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You will also be automatically be entered into our competition draw.

PS If you can’t visit a Wesley’s Bricks and Mortar, remember that
if you’re not completely happy with your mailsale choice, you can always return it for a full refund.

Refund Policy (Website customers - you’ll like this!)
Because we always guarantee our products – anything that isn’t completely to your satisfaction can be returned (in original condition and packaging) for a full refund.


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(5) (a)  No person shall sell, offer to sell, supply, distribute or buy any tobacco product through the postal services, the internet or any other electronic media.
      (b) The prohibition contained in paragraph (a) does not apply to any commercial communication between a tobacco manufacturer or importer and its trade partners, business partners, employees and shareholders.

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