Category Archives: Pipes

Georgetown Tobacco: Celebrating Our 60th Anniversary!

Sixty years in business, for any business, is something to celebrate. What is unique about Georgetown Tobacco’s incredible staying power is the man behind it. At the age of 24, David Berkebile opened Georgetown Tobacco & Pipe on March 15th, 1964. Sixty years later, David continues to innovate, running the company he created. Now at […]

59th Anniversary Issue: The Boom and Beyond

Cigar Boom- David Berkebile

“My Sicilian mother stopped asking me when I was going to get a “real job” and started telling her friends that her son worked in the cigar industry.” That was how Georgetown Tobacco Vice President Walter Gorski recalls the impact of the mid-90s “Cigar Boom.” In 1992, Cigar Aficionado was first published, bringing the joy […]

59th Anniversary Issue: How It All Began…

In March of 1964 the first Mustang rolled off the Ford assembly line. The Beatles were taking America by storm with “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”  With so many Mustangs on the road today (probably even playing The Beatles on Spotify) perhaps it’s kismet that something else very special and with real staying power […]

“Calm and Objective Judgement”: The Meerschaum Pipe

Meerschaum Pipes

“Calm and Objective Judgement…” Who couldn’t use a little more of that (especially in this town)? In 1950, Albert Einstein wrote, “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.” Watch any pipe smoker and you’ll see that it’s true:  Each puff is time to ponder; each […]

Viva Italia! Italian Craftsmanship and the Pipe

Italian Pipes

Viva Italia! When one thinks of Milan Italy, the first thing that comes to mind might be Alfa Romeo cars, the fashion houses of Armani or Prada, or perhaps the famed opera performed at La Scala. The fabric that weaves all of these together is the level of perfection involved in Italian craftsmanship. And to […]