..and it was accompanied with a glass of cabernet. Now I'm no snob the same could have been accomplished by a cold glass of beer or some Jameson's....but it was one of those perfect pipe loads you guys talk about. The EMP was rich in flavor but light at the same time. I also have some Dunhill Nightcap which seems pretty strong for me (being new to pipe smoking). Question becomes should I blend a little of the NC with the EMP, or try a half bowl of NC to work up to it? PS: I'm a little sad when the bowl is finished..