In the Nov/Dec 2005 Cigar Aficionado


Antonio Banderas

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado and trot the globe with international leading man Antonio Banderas. Also, Tiger Woods teams with Marvin R. Shanken, enjoy a well-aged Fuente Fuente OpusX, read a Q&A with Jose Orlando Padrón, and meet the smaller survivors of the cigar boom. That and much, much more, on newsstands now.


Up Front

Editors' Note
Giving Back

Letters
Out of the Humidor

Good Life Guide

Electronics
Sony VGN-T350P/L

Drink
The Gin Martini

Sport
Top Ski Schools

Time
Patek Philippe Calatrava

Wheels
Pontiac Solstice

Places
Wynn Las Vegas

Fun
Live the Rock Dream

Style
Ties for the Holidays

Gourmet
Prime Rib Roast

Features

Cover
Behind the Mask
Antonio Banderas Opens Up on Marriage, Politics and his Best Roles
Golf
In the Land of the Kiwis
Two golf courses in New Zealand join the ranks of the world's greatest layouts
Golf With Marvin
Confessions of a Weekend Golfer: My Day with Tiger

Gambling
More than the Games
As poker's popularity skyrockets, many of the top names in the game are making more money as media darlings than as competitive players
Travel
The World's Best Hotels & Resorts
Cigar Aficionado surveys travel experts for their favorite luxurious lodging
Sports
The GM Revolution
A young generation of general managers are testing conventional baseball wisdom as they make their marks in front offices around the Majors
Cars
SUVs Meet the New Fuel Crunch
Automakers are downsizing sport-utility vehicles—and facing the oil crunch—with crossover rides that have drivers wondering, "Do I really need a truck?"
Tech
Great Grown-up Gadgets
An open letter to Santa lists the best in electronic gifts for adults
Watches
Drive Time
High-Performance Cars and Watches Team Up for Fast Times

Cigars

Profile
Michael Irvin Keeping the Promise
The Former Dallas Cowboy reflects on success, scandal and salvation, and his undying passion for football and cigars
Industry
The Survivors
A decade ago scores of new cigar brands went on sale. Most are gone, but the few that remain have built a comfortable niche in the industry
Cuba Report
Smoking Some of the Best
Cigar Aficionado editors and two cigarmakers compare six great smokes
Interview
An Interview With Jose Orlando Padrón, Chairman, Padrón Cigars Inc.
The patriarch and founder of Padrón Cigars Inc. has been making cigars since 1964.


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