In the November/December 2009 Cigar Aficionado


Hugh Grant

In the jam-packed December issue of Cigar Aficionado, Hugh Grant, the English actor known for his boyish grin and polished demeanor, talks about his romantic comedy career, why he likes the cowboy look and just how far he'll go to rattle the competition during a round of golf. Also, be sure to read about golfers who have shot 59, why Vegas may be the best place to watch the Super Bowl and how to score a luxury vacation in a tough economy. Plus, our annual holiday gift guide, a profile of Carmelo Anthony and a tour of the J.C. Newman factory in Tampa.


Up Front

Editors' Note
Goodbye 2009

Letters
Out of the Humidor

Good Life Guide

Electronics
Panasonic Portable Blu-ray Player

Drink
Singular Malts

Sport
Skins Compression Suit

Cigars
Cyril Brizard Deck Ashtray

Time
Bucherer Patravi EvoTec DayDate Watch

Wheels
Bentley Mulsanne

Places
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

Fun
Design Your Own Wine

Style
Cuff Links

Gourmet
Smoked Fish

Features

Cover
Trash Talker?
Between his roles in mostly romantic comedies, the witty, urbane British actor Hugh Grant loves a testy game of golf.
Golf
Golf's Magic Number
Only four professional golfers are members of the most exclusive club in the game: a 59 in official competition
Gambling
Sin City Superbowl
Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas is Mardi Gras and Spring Break all wrapped up into one huge party
Sports
The Thrills of the Hunt
The joys of duck hunting extend beyond the blind to the conviviality of the camp, the addiction of gearing up and the paradoxical satisfaction of being a conservationist
Cars
BMW's Next Big Challenge
The builder of high-line performance cars faces a world of value consciousness and is seeing green. But this company that began by making airplane engines is used to dealing with change.

Cigars

Profile
Modesta Fondeur
A woman making sense of a male-dominated tobacco world
Industry
Last Men Standing
At 114 years old J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is the only big company still making cigars in Tampa, the Florida tobacco center that once rolled 500 million cigars a year
Cuba Report
The Age Equation
At a special tasting in Havana, a 10-year-old Partagas 8-9-8 goes up against a current production cigar
Interview
Shooting Star
Twenty-five-year-old Carmelo Anthony has an impressive résumé on and off the basketball court.


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