In the Summer 94 Cigar Aficionado


Fidel Castro



Up Front

Editors' Note
A Late Night With Fidel

Letters
Out of the Humidor

Features

Profile
By His Own Rules
H. L. Mencken, a cigar always in hand, was the most influential commentator of his time.
Hotels
Grand Bay Hotel, Miami

Hotel Crillon, Paris

St. Regis, New York City

Smoking
On Doctor's Orders
A Cigar is a Valuable Way to Release the Stress of a Busy Day
Cigars
Buyer Beware: Counterfeit Cigars
Not the real thing—counterfeits of the top Cuban cigar brands are flooding the world market.
Cover
A Conversation With Fidel
Marvin R. Shanken travels to Havana for an extensive interview with Fidel Castro.
Gambling
Tables of Dreams
With a Stake of Borrowed Money, Archie Karas Won a Fortune
Hobbies
On Track
Toy Trains Have Become Valuable Collectibles and Aren't Just for Kids Anymore
Collecting
A Stained-Glass Menagerie
The Works of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Especially His Leaded-Glass Lamps, are Much Sought After by Collectors
Drink
Tropical Delights
Fine Rums are at Their Best When Served Neat in a Snifter or Just Over Ice
Dining
Joel Robuchon, Paris

Michael's, Santa Monica, California

Mortons, New York City

Cigars

Profile
King of the Garden
With a cigar in his hand, Red Auerbach guided the Boston Celtics to 16 NBA Championships.
Venues
Members Only: Cigar Clubs
The Privileges of Membership
Industry
Puffing Along
F.D. Grave & Son of New Haven, Connecticut, is behind the Muniemaker cigar brand.
Culture
The Art of Cigar Boxes
Four-Square Masterpieces Cigar-Box Labels Once Served as the Ultimate Image Makers for a Good Smoke


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