In the November/December 2016 Cigar Aficionado
Young chef Mario Carbone prepares to head the former site of the legendary Four Seasons restaurant in New York City, and it feels like playing Yankee Stadium. Read all about Carbone and the pantheon of famous chefs who share a love of fine cigars in December's Cigar Aficionado. Plus, a look at the world's best island destinations, Jim Furyk makes PGA Tour history and Mike Piazza develops a taste for cigars during an unlikely rise to glory. Our holiday gift guide displays top-tier cigar gifts tailored for men on the move, while the Cuba Report shows off must-have cigars for any connoisseur. Also, our panel of cigar-smoking editors rates 82 cigars from around the world, including a commemorative release that scored 94 points. On newsstands now.
Up FrontEditors' Note
Government Meddling at its Worst
Out of the Humidor
Good Life GuideElectronics
Flashlights get serious.
The top-ticket Tequilas.
Pool cues in a humidor?
Bullet cutters that aim to please.
Downsized watches find their time.
Hyundai goes luxe with Genesis.
Maps that are off the charts.
Go where winter vacation was born.
Wearing your cigars on your chest.
Beef Wellington: inside and out.
Smoking ChefsNothing like a good cigar to get things cooking. We talk to a pantheon of famous chefs who share Carbone’s love of the leaf.
Taking The HelmYoung chef Mario Carbone prepares to head the former site of the legendary Four Seasons, and it feels like playing Yankee Stadium.
Furyk’s Round For The AgesA dismal 73 on Thursday could never portend the PGA-record number Jim Furyk would put up on Sunday: 58.
Islands of AdventureOur panel of experts picks the top vacation spots bound by water, including the best islands to dine, golf and—of course—enjoy great cigars.
Going ConcernsTop-tier cigar gifts tailored for men on the move—whether they take to the road, waves or sky.
For The Love Of PeatScotch whiskies with pronounced peat deliver smoke that pairs well with a good cigar. We taste 11 classics against two cigars.
Connoisseur’s CornerIt may have taken nearly 30 years, but a Cuban Davidoff has reached peak perfection. And a former Cigar of the Year gets a reprise tasting eight years later.
Mike PiazzaOne of baseball’s best-hitting catchers, Piazza developed a taste for cigars during an unlikely rise to glory.
The New Cigar Stars Of CubaThe very best cigars made in Cuba today, a must for any connoisseur.
In Memoriam: Carlos Fuente Sr.The hardworking head of one of the cigar world’s great family dynasties left a legacy of innovation.
Fernando DomínguezThe director of premium cigars at Imperial Group talks about developments in Cuban cigars.
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