Semois Pipe Tobacco: A Culture of Itself
Joachim Ladefoged for The New York Times
Like so many other things in life that are sensory enjoyments, the best ones are also some of the most rare or hard to get. Beluga Cavier, Faberge eggs, original recordings of Robert Johnson, an authentic french Truffle, or Semois Pipe tobacco?
Well, live and learn, and this was a new on one me, but what a fine lesson I’ve learned. Not to mention the fact that I now have a keen interest in acquiring some. I have a feeling that as hits information gets passed via the internet, that demand will increase just as quickly as the “Likes” pile up on Facebook.
This article was penned by Vincent Manil, and appeared in the New York Times just today.
We were somewhere around Barolo on the edge of the Italian wine country when my wife’s 68-year-old uncle, Dario, lurched forward in the driver’s seat, fished a small leather pouch from the floorboard and threw it in my lap. “Semwaz!” he cried, as if this were the answer to everything.
As I lighted the first bowl, what struck me was…
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