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In the November/December 2014
Cigar Aficionado

Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan went from New York Giants defensive end to morning talk show cohost. Where do cigars play a role? Read about it in the December issue of Cigar Aficionado, as well as our cigar lovers’ holiday gift guide and a story about the rise of the unorthodox Room101 cigar brand. Plus, a comparison of the best rivalries in sports, profiles of the ladies of the LPGA, touring the seven wonders of the world, and a look at how fine-aged rums are nearing connoisseurship. All this and more, ON NEWSSTANDS NOW!

Up Front
    Editors' Note : Bon Voyage

    Letters : Out of the Humidor

Good Life Guide
    Electronics : Fitness trackers: wearing your health regimen on your sleeve.

    Drink : The cocktail world redevelops a taste for bitters.

    Sport : The not-so-dumb dumbbells from Bowflex.

    Cigars : A humidor that lets you in at the touch of a finger…print.

    Time : Don’t believe time flies? Check out these tasty pilot watches.

    Wheels : Mercedes C-Class: the Baby Benz grows up.

    Places : New Zealand’s Otahuna, your home at the end of the world.

    Fun : Pick up a paddle—it’s time for platform tennis.

    Style : Up in the air! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a bomber jacket.

    Gourmet : Sachertorte, the Austrian dessert with a litigious side.

Features
    Cover : The Gentle Giant? - Michael Strahan, the New York Giants defensive end who struck fear in the hearts of quarterbacks, has become Kelly Ripa’s personable cohost with a megawatt smile.

    Golf : Ladies' Power - With a new commissioner, a phalanx of rising stars and new tournament possibilites, the LPGA is pulling itself out of the doldrums and into the limelight.

    Gambling : A Legend of Gaming - From marbles to pool to poker to bookmaking, and even a prison stint, Billy Baxter has seen it all—and always played for keeps.

    Travel : The Wonders of the World - No sightseer’s bucket list would be complete without the so-called “seven wonders of the world.” Our panel of travel experts makes their choices.

    Sports : Simmering Rivalries - The Giants hate the Dodgers and the Dodgers hate the Yankees, who can’t wait to get back at the Red Sox. And that’s great for sports

    Cars : Muscling Back In - They’re not the brash, gas-guzzling, overweights of the ’60s and ’70s, but muscle cars are back.

    Tech : A Season of Good Cheer - Our annual look at cigar appurtenances suitable for giving includes a component of spirited celebration as you toast in the holidays.

    Watches : Stopping Time - Chronographs sport the most popular complication in horology. The newest are redefining accuracy, and oldest are still making an impression.

    Spirits : Rumb-Bunctious Offerings - The fine, aged, golden rums of the world are making a big statement on their own, as well as in cocktails and with cigars.

    History : Cohibas and the Cold War - Since the Kennedy administration, Cuba has held out cigars, not olive branches, in an attempt to normalize relations with the U.S.

Cigars
    Profile : Chip Ganassi - The only racing owner to have captured the five most renowned car races in America says that not winning hurts, but even worse is to lose.

    Cuba Report : Vegueros Arrives - It’s been a while in the offing, but Cuba’s new bargain brand is showing up on shelves.

    Made For You : Made For You - A smartphone golf coach; a tool bag that’s a cut above; the clear choice in ice spheres; a one-piece tubo belt; an updated retro bike; and a wireless surround sound.

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