Cigar Aficionado Magazine Archives

Inside The NFL • September/October 2017
There’s nothing like sitting down for the big game, firing up a cigar and watching your favorite football team. As we inch closer to the first game of the new season on September 7, we present our largest-ever football package for your enjoyment. It begins with star handicapper Danny Sheridan making his predictions for the 2017 NFL season. We also get up close and personal with Jay Glazer and Dean Blandino, two NFL analysts who know the game inside and out. And what’s a great football game without a little money riding on the outcome? Our bettors’ guide to the NFL will enlighten you—and maybe even lead you to a profit. Our story on the extensive history of the NFL takes you from the early, leather-helmet days of the game to the current era of high-flying offense and Patriots' dominance. We also introduce you to a new age in NFL stadiums. All this, plus 80 cigar ratings in six sizes: Churchills, coronas, corona gordas, figurados, lonsdales, and robustos. On Newsstands August 29.
Maggie Siff • July/August 2017
Maggie Siff plays some of the toughest—and smartest—characters on television. Read all about her career playing powerful women, from “Mad Men” to “Sons of Anarchy” to her current television series “Billions,” in the August Cigar Aficionado. Plus, we explore the top new golf courses in the United States, sit down with sportscaster Jim Rome, and take a look at Cuba's tourist boom and its resulting exorbitant price increases. Also, we rate 80 premium cigars across six categories: Churchills, corona gordas, figurados, miscellaneous, petit coronas and robustos.
Chris Pratt And James Gunn • May/June 2017
Chris Pratt and James Gunn became Hollywood royalty with the unlikely success of Guardians of the Galaxy. Now they're seeking an encore. Read all about this actor/director team and how they forged a bond of friendship over cigars in June's Cigar Aficionado. Plus, we talk to Daymond John, who got his start hawking hip-hop fashion and segued to dispensing business wisdom on TV’s “Shark Tank," Justin Thomas vaults to the top of the PGA Tour with big drives and youthful exuberance and cigarmaker Jonathan Drew retakes the helm at Drew Estate. Also, we rate 80 cigars across six sizes: Churchills, coronas, corona gordas, figurados, grandes, and robustos.
Steve Harvey • March/April 2017
The multitasking comedian/author/television host Steve Harvey maintains a go-go schedule. In April's Cigar Aficionado, Harvey talks returning to the Miss Universe pageant despite his fabulous flub, collecting fine cigars and his meeting with President Trump. Plus, we take a tour of South Africa’s golfing delights, sit down with Fox News' rising star Bret Baier, and recount the story of James Donovan, the American who negotiated the release of hundreds of prisoners held in Cuba's prisons and opened the door to diplomacy between the two nations. Also, we rate 81 cigars across six sizes: Churchill, corona gorda, figurado, lonsdale, panetela and robusto.
Arnold Schwarzenegger • January/February 2017

Just when Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed to have done it all, the champion bodybuilder turned surprisingly versatile actor turned two-term governor of California is replacing Donald Trump on “The New Celebrity Apprentice.” In February's Cigar Aficionado, we catch up with Arnold in California where he smokes cigars and drives a tank. Plus, we announce our Top 25 Cigars of 2016 as well as a plethora of best cigar buys and new releases, take a look at what the PGA Tour would have been like without Tiger Woods, break down the new rules on Cuban cigars and explore new trends in large-ring-gauge cigars. Also, we rate 83 cigars across six sizes: Churchills, corona gordas, figurados, grandes, miscellaneous and robustos.


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