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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 Good Life Guide 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.

    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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