The name Wingfield Mixture is the namesake of long time customer and friend to Robert Lewis, Walter Clopton Wingfield. Born in Wales in 1833, Wingfield was a British Army Officer and renowned inventor. In the 1860’s he would go on to reach a height of prominence when he experimented extensively with the new sport of lawn tennis, eventually propelling its popularity in the mainstream and certifying it as an important adjunct to cricket at the world famous Marylebone Cricket Club. He achieved this all in under a decade.
The great success of Wingfield’s outdoor version of tennis created opportunity to produce a blend celebrating the inventor. Wingfield Mixture has its roots in what is believed to be the first cigar store in the world, opened by Robert Lewis in London in 1787.
Robert Lewis pipe tobaccos harken back to the long forgotten traditional English blends and the Wingfield mixture continues this trend. Unlike modern English Blends it contains no Latakia. It is composed of fine, matured Virginias with a small portion of stronger sun dried leaf somewhat creating an illusion of Latakia when smoked.
This cool smoke has an outstanding taste bolstered by its fruity undertone, leaving a pleasant and light room aroma once smoked. It burns well, rarely needing re-lit and is ready to smoke out of the tin. Wingfield Mixture is assuredly a fine choice for anyone seeking traditional English blends and goes well with an exciting game of tennis or cricket.