By Bob Tate
Let me start by saying that Kevin and I had a great time at the show. We both thank Linwood Hines, Craig Norris, and the rest of the members of the C.O.R.P.S for putting on a great show. In addition to C.O.R.P.S, we would like to thank all of the vendors, exhibitors, and every one who attended the show for making every one else in attendance feel welcome.
We have collected so much information, interviews, photos, videos, etc. that it was hard for us to find a starting point for the coverage of the show. But we finally decided on starting our coverage of the show with a report on some of the new tobaccos that were released by Cornell & Diehl. C&D released three new C&D blends at the show and they also had a new GLPease blend that was released at the show.
First I will tell you what the new blends are including a description of each blend. After the blends and descriptions there is a video interview with Chris Tarler. Chris Tarler is the son of Craig and Patty Tarler. Chris also talked a little bit about one of their newer blends, Good Morning. Good Morning was released at the 2009 Chicago Pipe Show. Now on to the blends!
New Cornell & Diehl Blends
C&D Good Morning – A Tarler/Runowski blend perfect for getting your day started or any other time of day or night. Reminiscent of a classic Dunhill blend devoted to morning puffing. Our Chicago Show Blend for 2009.
C&D Burley Flake #1 – A blend of dark Burley and red Virginia with just a splash of Perique.
C&D Burley Flake #2 – A blend of Dark and White Burleys with red Virginia for a touch of sweetness.
C&D Burley Flake #3 – A blend of quality Burleys with a bit of Virginia for natural sweetness and a dash of Perique for interest.
New GLPease Blend
GLPease Chelsea Morning – Greg introduces his new “Old London Series” with Chelsea Morning. Comprised of a variety sweet red and yellow Virginias, fragrant Orientals, a measure of rich Cyprian Latakia, and a pinch of L.A. Poche’s brilliant Acadian Perique. The leaf is blended in layers and briefly pressed to integrate the flavours before being sliced and tumbled into short ribbons. The final form is between a broken flake and a ribbon cut tobacco. It’s easy to pack, easy to smoke, and is a great blend with which to start the day with the morning cup. The flavours are lively and engaging, with a subtle fruitiness and gentle smokiness that wakes up the palate.
Now on to the interview with Chris Tarler.
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Stay tuned to PipesMagazine.com for more articles, photos, interviews, and videos of the 2009 25th Annual C.O.R.P.S Show!