In the May/June 2004 Cigar Aficionado


Alec Baldwin

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado, and go behind the scenes of Alec Baldwin's rising star. Also, read an interview and view the beach photo shoot with Playboy playmate Brande Roderick, discover Long Island's Golf Legacy, a 98-point Partagas, the latest Asian Luxury cars, a Q&A with Matasa owner Manuel Quesada, the turnaround in the Dominican Republic and much, much more, on newsstands now.


Up Front

Editors' Note
Cigar Sales Defy Smoking Bans and Rise in 2003

Letters
Out of the Humidor

Good Life Guide

Electronics
Delphi XM Satellite Radio SkyFi Receiver

Drink
Johnnie Walker Pure Malt

Sport
American Traders Wooden Canoe

Cigars
Walker Zabriskie Cigar Ashtray

Time
Hublot Classic

Wheels
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

Places
Four Seasons Maui

Fun
Pawleys Island Rope Hammocks

Style
Tommy Bahama Camp Shirt

Gourmet
Lobel's of New York

Features

Profile
A Splash of Brande
Former Playmate Brande Roderick wants to keep making waves in television.
CigarAficionado.com: Women of CA gallery
Cover
Back On Track
Alec Baldwin has emerged from every actor's nightmare—a career downturn and a nasty, public divorce—with the ultimate accolade, an Oscar nomination.
Golf
America's Golf Gateway
Some of the country's first courses were built at the turn of the twentieth century on long island, and one of them, Shinnecock, will host this year's U.S. Open tournament
Gambling
Virtual Poker Gets Real
Poker enthusiasts are honing their skills online and taking their game to the casinos
Travel
Majesty of the High Seas
The Queen Mary 2 harks back to the golden age of liner travel when elegance, luxury and glamour were the only way to cross the ocean
Cars
Asian Deluxe
The East proved long ago that it could compete in the luxury car market. Now it's intent on setting the pace
Tech
Breaking the Sound Barrier
High-resolution audio takes your sound system supersonic. We test the best disc players and fight the format war.
Wine
Spanish Royalty
A favorite of Winston Churchill's, Spain's Vega Sicilia wine is still as coveted and collectible as it was 60 years ago

Cigars

Industry
Dominican Dominance
Not so long ago, the Dominican Republic was a small player in the world cigar market. Now it leads the way.
Cuba Report
An End and a Beginning
Emilia Tamayo, the Cohiba factory manager, steps down as a flood of new cigars hits the market
Q&A
An Interview With Manuel Quesada
The head of Manufactura de Tabacos S.A. (Matasa), makers of Fonseca, Cubita and other cigars.


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