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glo0115

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PostSubject: Greeting from Nottingham   Sun May 06, 2012 6:07 pm

Hi

Finally got round to signing up, have read a lot of posts on here in the past and now im here to join in the debate

I am a fellow YouTube pipe presenter, have been for about 8 months (i think). I do reviews(Snuff, Pipe/Rolling Tobaccos, Cigars), info videos, news on the UK tobacco trade and general banter. Please feel free to have a watch of my videos
youtube com/user/glo0115

I also run a blog, which i started 2 years ago. Its not being updated as much these days, youtube i better outlet for my opinions i find now. But again feel free tp have a look around
mrtobacco co uk

I setup and run the Nottingham Pipe Club, we meet once a month at the Lincolnshire Poacher and its all good fun.
NottinghamTobacco co uk

Also i am the Manager of a specialist tobacconist in the UK, i wont spam the name or URL but we are in Nottingham(UK) and have been trading since 1880. In the shop i am the in house blender and one of the last few in the UK. I make about 8 standards blends, some are seasonal and also have a large collection of blends i created/make for customers.

In the near future i plan on launching my own label of tobaccos, i have about 12 blends that are ready to go, i just needs funds, time and a partner to do this with......

Hope to make many friends here and share my experiences of the tobacco world, but from a retailers perspective. I will not use my stay here for advertising the shop as i dont need to, my love for the leaf & briar is more than 9-5 or 8:00-5:30.

Thanks for reading and hello!
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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Sun May 06, 2012 6:57 pm

Welcome. I hope your new blends might be available on our side of the Pond? I should think the U.S. market is one of the larger ones world wide (though I really don't know for sure which country consumes the most pipe tobacco).

Natch
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glo0115

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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Sun May 06, 2012 7:20 pm

I wish i could, i would need to get my self setup with a "Bonded Factory" to avoud paying the 92 per kilo duty. Not only that, to import to America the tobaccos need approval by the FDA and its hard to do. The Gawiths & Germains have an easy time due to the length of time they have been exporting there.

My only option really is get one of those to make the blend and export for me. But that means sharing my recipes and stopping me from getting my hands dirty!

I would love to, but its a logistical nightmare. It would be easier for me to setup over there and reimport to the UK

It would be a great market to break into
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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Sun May 06, 2012 9:40 pm

Welcome to the forum! It's great to have another expert blender around! I'm sure we will look to you for many answers to many future questions regarding tobacco
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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Sun May 06, 2012 9:45 pm

s.ireland wrote:
Welcome to the forum! It's great to have another expert blender around! I'm sure we will look to you for many answers to many future questions regarding tobacco

I wouldnt go that far, still got a lot to learn my self. But ask away, if i can help i will and if i dont know its time to hit the kitchen to find out
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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Sun May 06, 2012 9:54 pm

Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Sun May 06, 2012 10:08 pm

Nottingham ale me boys
Nottingham ale
No liquor on earth
Is like Nottingham ale

Welcome from a long time anglophile.

Visited your fair hamlet several times. A memorable time was had at Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem many years ago, back before GK took it over ('97 I think). Hardy and Hansons fare was on handpump then, fine it were, and no mistake! Had a great lunchtime session and an outstanding meal.

I'm a huge real ale fan, and being a brewer by trade I appreciate a well kept pint!

I look forward to your posts and insights!


Cheers,

RR
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glo0115

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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Mon May 07, 2012 6:24 am

Brewdude wrote:
Nottingham ale me boys
Nottingham ale
No liquor on earth
Is like Nottingham ale

Never heard that one before, but it sounds right. I went on a trade trip to cuba with a bunch from London who didnt believe that we all pretty much prefer our ales over larger.

We used to go there a lot a winter, a little easier to get to the bar and you can have a few games on the horn. Trip never tasted the same after HH moved the production and started making it in larger batches.

Oh we do love our ales, you struggle to find a pub that hasnt got a good selection of cask ales now(which is good, no fizzy cat pi$$ for me). Blue Monkey, Castle Rock or Nottingham brewery. The pub we run the pipe club at has one of the best selections in the city. Paring tobaccos with ales is always good fun.

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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Mon May 07, 2012 8:01 am

Welcome to the forums, and I echo the sentiments of the others in hoping we hear more about your blends etc.

"T" -- professional Anglophile
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glo0115

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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Mon May 07, 2012 8:20 am

DrT999 wrote:
Welcome to the forums, and I echo the sentiments of the others in hoping we hear more about your blends etc.

"T" -- professional Anglophile

Some of the blends i make for the shop can be found on tobaccoreviews under the brand Gauntleys. My other blends are not on there yet, but some have appeared on YouTube GQ Blends.

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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Mon May 07, 2012 8:55 am

glo0115 wrote:
DrT999 wrote:
Welcome to the forums, and I echo the sentiments of the others in hoping we hear more about your blends etc.

"T" -- professional Anglophile

Some of the blends i make for the shop can be found on tobaccoreviews under the brand Gauntleys. My other blends are not on there yet, but some have appeared on YouTube GQ Blends.

'Deliverance' looks like it could be a fun Christmas smoke! Too bad they can't send to the US (I understand there's some credit card regulations preventing it currently; if so, why can't they sell via paypal? anyone know?)
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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Mon May 07, 2012 12:24 pm

Hello and welcome!
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chris

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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Mon May 07, 2012 1:19 pm

Welcome to the forum and the best of luck with your blending / own label endeavours. If I were to win the lottery I would certainly back you on that. It would great to have some new blenders in England as it gets quite annoying reading about all the blends coming from the US that we cannot get in the UK.

Cheers

Chris
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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Mon May 07, 2012 1:29 pm

Welcome to the Brotherhood.


Crap! Looks like I missed out on the Christmas Spice. Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Mon May 07, 2012 3:34 pm

Welcome to the group.
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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Mon May 07, 2012 8:14 pm

Welcome, thats so cool that you have your own blends of pipe tobacco, its something that has always interested me.
Welcome to the board. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Mon May 07, 2012 8:16 pm

glo0115 wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
Nottingham ale me boys
Nottingham ale
No liquor on earth
Is like Nottingham ale

Never heard that one before, but it sounds right.

That ditty comes from a CD compilation of old UK drinking songs entitled " The Tale Of Ale" by Vic Gammon. Circa '93. Great stuff. pm me if you'd like a dub.

I went on a trade trip to cuba with a bunch from London who didnt believe that we all pretty much prefer our ales over larger.

We used to go there a lot a winter, a little easier to get to the bar and you can have a few games on the horn. Trip never tasted the same after HH moved the production and started making it in larger batches.

Pity, that. Lost the plot or succumbed to the bean counters then?

Oh we do love our ales, you struggle to find a pub that hasnt got a good selection of cask ales now(which is good, no fizzy cat pi$$ for me). Blue Monkey, Castle Rock or Nottingham brewery. The pub we run the pipe club at has one of the best selections in the city. Paring tobaccos with ales is always good fun.

Sounds a good reason for me to re-visit next hol in O'l Blighty. I'll look you up mate!

CAMRA member then? I am since '82

Cheers,

RR


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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Tue May 08, 2012 4:34 am

glo0115 wrote:
Thanks for reading and hello!

Well, there goes the neighborhood. Wink

Welcome aboard, mate.
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glo0115

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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Tue May 08, 2012 5:51 am

DrT999 wrote:
glo0115 wrote:
DrT999 wrote:
Welcome to the forums, and I echo the sentiments of the others in hoping we hear more about your blends etc.

"T" -- professional Anglophile

Some of the blends i make for the shop can be found on tobaccoreviews under the brand Gauntleys. My other blends are not on there yet, but some have appeared on YouTube GQ Blends.

'Deliverance' looks like it could be a fun Christmas smoke! Too bad they can't send to the US (I understand there's some credit card regulations preventing it currently; if so, why can't they sell via paypal? anyone know?)

Paypal wont allow tobacco sales, its crazy. As far as i know the PACT ACT(FDA) restricts us aswell.
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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Tue May 08, 2012 5:52 am

glpease wrote:
glo0115 wrote:
Thanks for reading and hello!

Well, there goes the neighborhood. Wink

Welcome aboard, mate.

ta greg, thanks
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glo0115

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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Tue May 08, 2012 5:58 am


That ditty comes from a CD compilation of old UK drinking songs entitled " The Tale Of Ale" by Vic Gammon. Circa '93. Great stuff. pm me if you'd like a dub.
Will do

We used to go there a lot a winter, a little easier to get to the bar and you can have a few games on the horn. Trip never tasted the same after HH moved the production and started making it in larger batches.

Pity, that. Lost the plot or succumbed to the bean counters then?
I am guessing it is, tastes like every other HH bitter now. At first i was happy to see it in my local, but then i had a few.

Sounds a good reason for me to re-visit next hol in O'l Blighty. I'll look you up mate!

CAMRA member then? I am since '82

Not a member, but i do get myself along to the many, many beer festivals we have here in Nottingham.

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glo0115

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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Tue May 08, 2012 6:01 am

PipeLeisure wrote:
Welcome, thats so cool that you have your own blends of pipe tobacco, its something that has always interested me.
Welcome to the board. cheers
Its a frustrating hobby sometimes, you have to wait and wait to find out that your blend is nothing like you expected.

Thanks, glad to have finally stopped being a lurker
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glo0115

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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Tue May 08, 2012 6:04 am

chris wrote:
Welcome to the forum and the best of luck with your blending / own label endeavours. If I were to win the lottery I would certainly back you on that. It would great to have some new blenders in England as it gets quite annoying reading about all the blends coming from the US that we cannot get in the UK.

Cheers

Chris

Cheers, you should try some of my blends Wink. If you are coming along to the British Pipe Smoking Championships i will be there with a few of them. Its strange that hardly any other retailer in UK makes many blends. The Gawiths and other importer sell all the tobaccos you need.
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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Tue May 08, 2012 7:43 am

glo0115 wrote:
DrT999 wrote:
glo0115 wrote:
Some of the blends i make for the shop can be found on tobaccoreviews under the brand Gauntleys. My other blends are not on there yet, but some have appeared on YouTube GQ Blends.

'Deliverance' looks like it could be a fun Christmas smoke! Too bad they can't send to the US (I understand there's some credit card regulations preventing it currently; if so, why can't they sell via paypal? anyone know?)

Paypal wont allow tobacco sales, its crazy. As far as i know the PACT ACT(FDA) restricts us aswell.

In the UK in general, or again just in regards to sales to the US? Oh well, either way, we're out of luck! Thanks for answering the question in any event

"T"
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PostSubject: Re: Greeting from Nottingham   Tue May 08, 2012 11:47 pm

Welcome and very cool having your own blends and blog!!
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