2009 25th Annual C.O.R.P.S/Richmond Pipe Show Coverage – Part 2


By Bob Tate

Kevin Godbee (PM.com) and Alan Schwartz (XYZ Direct)
Kevin Godbee (PM.com) and Alan Schwartz (XYZ Direct)


In this part of our 2009 C.O.R.P.S Show coverage, we focus on another new blend that was released at the show. The new blend is Wessex Gold Standard released by XYZ Direct, LTD.

We had the opportunity to talk to Alan Schwartz of XYZ Direct about the new blend. We have a video interview with him as he explains about the new blend and talks about how they blended it using the British style of blending.

We also have a few photos of the large amounts of different tobaccos that XYZ Direct brought to the show.

Wessex Gold Standard – Gold Standard is a full bodied classic British pipe tobacco mixture produced by Wessex from our exclusive formula. Only pure natural Virginia, Latakia, and Turkish tobaccos blended and aged properly. No flavourings, nothing artificial. Just rich tasting fine tobacco.



 Wessex Gold Standard Tin

 Wessex Gold Standard Tobacco



Some of the tobacco blends that XYZ Direct brought to the show.






And now for the video interview with Alan Schwartz of XYZ Direct.

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Stay tuned for more of our coverage of the 2009 25th Annual C.O.R.P.S Show!

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