In the case of "GMO", the government/corporate complex protects and promotes it for the most part...that alone should give one pause (but all of the genetic splicing and dicing is the stuff nightmares are made of).down with GMO
I'm in a similar position as you.My cellaring at this point is a bit of educated guessing and some randomness. As I try new things and like them, I buy 4-8 oz and store them. I figure in a year or two I'll have a nice varied collection. Right now I'll concentrate on some stronger (nicotine) blends, but honestly I'm not overthinking it. If and when Smoking Pipes has a sale on a brand I know I like (e.g., Lane), I'll stock up.Thanks, cosmic. I am in an interesting position. I'm still growing my palate and taste is in flux because I am newer to the pipe. Yet, I would like to cellar and I am set up to do so. What to do? Maybe waiting a bit is wise. I had thought that there might be a few I could start out with...
I like this idea.The best advice I ever got, suggested buying three tins of something as you explore blends in the beginning. One for now, one for a few years later, and one for the long haul.
This issue is one of my main motivations right now. Buy 'em all, sort it out as I go.The clock is ticking, and being able to order tobaccos to be delivered through the mail is finite, probably within the very near future.
I just discovered this while trying to order from an in-state site. Redirected the orders to MI for the time being.I built my cellar for a number of reasons. First was because I believed that some of my favorites would go the way of the dodo. That happened to Rotary Navy Cut and Brigham Klondike Gold and I was stocked up. Second is because I like the flavors of aged tobacco and that is pretty much all I smoke nowadays.
My cellar cost me about 20-40% less in 2012 and 2013 than it would have at today's prices.
Lastly I believe that ordering pipe tobacco online is going to be stopped eventually. If I had to rely on a local B/M I would be screwed. My state(Florida) put an 85% wholesale tax on pipe tobacco making in state prices a total joke.
I went through a similar journey with books, safety razors, and fountain pens. And I also believe this is why I’m cellaring.I no longer purchase stamps, no longer make TAD purchases, and heading into 2020 will no longer be purchasing books. Not sure how my collector bug will manifest itself next...