In the Mar/Apr 2006 Cigar Aficionado


Vegas

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado and get your comprehensive guide to the latest and greatest in Las Vegas including the best in entertainment, accommodations, cigars and dining, plus the behind-the-scenes players who make it all happen. Also, savor a fresh-tasting Davidoff 4000 from 1989, read a Q&A with La Aurora salesman extraordinaire Jose Blanco, hear the inside stuff on Cuban cigars from the chief and read about what it's like to take a beating from Soprano's star Frank Vincent. That and much, much more, on newsstands now.


Up Front

Editors' Note
Why Vegas?

Letters
Out of the Humidor

Good Life Guide

Electronics
SIM2 C3X Grand Cinema

Drink
Classic Malts Distillers Edition

Cigars
Zippo Cargo Case by OtterBox

Time
Carl F. Bucherer Patravi Travel Tec CMT

Wheels
Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Places
Parrot Cay — Turks and Caicos

Fun
Go Climb a Tree

Style
Loro Piana Storm System

Gourmet
Better Bacon

Features

Tribute
Remembering the Worlds Greatest Gambler
Billionaire Kerry Packer was a Las Vegas fixture, gambling millions on every visit
Real Estate
Living in the Dream
Once a weekend haunt of stags and conventioneers, Las Vegas has morphed into a second-home and retirement capital for baby boomers
Smoking
Smoking on the Strip
Las Vegas's cigar culture is booming, much to the delight of retailers and smokers
Golf
TaylorMade Rescue Dual

The Greatest Greens
Less than 20 years ago, first-rate Las Vegas courses were scant, but today the area boasts some of the country's best golf experiences
Gambling
Raising the Stakes
Hollywood's interest in poker has helped drive the upsurge in lavish high-stakes poker rooms
Casinos
Casinos Royale
Our gambling columnist picks the best places to play in Sin City
Places
Nightlife: All Night Long
Posh clubs offer sophisticated entertainment alternatives to traditional shows and lounge acts
Tech
World Class Phones
Smartphones combine communication, organization and entertainment features in one small package that won't overfill your pocket
Dining
The Capital of Cuisine
The Las Vegas restaurant boom is proving that the best tables are not for gambling

Cigars

Profile
A Conversation with José Blanco
The gregarious sales director for La Aurora speaks about the cigar industry.
Cuba Report
Cuba's New Cigar Chief
The Spanish co-head of Habanos tries to strike the right balance between tradition and modernization
Interview
Killing Time with Frank Vincent
The Sopranos' actor has a knack for portraying wiseguys who clip—and get clipped.


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