In the July/August 2011 Cigar Aficionado


Joe Mantegna

In the August issue of Cigar Aficionado, actor and longtime cigar smoker Joe Mantegna tells us about growing up in Chicago as an aspiring actor and how he aims to stay in Hollywood's Major Leagues. Plus, the story behind sports championship rings, a profile on legendary golfer Miquel Angel Jimenez, the Grucci family tell us about their love of cigars and fireworks, a feature on how high rollers enjoy the Bellagio and the head of General Cigar, Dan Carr, discusses business.


Up Front

Editors' Note
Sad Day in New York

Letters
Out of the Humidor

Good Life Guide

Tools
Sharp Plasmacluster Ion Generator

Electronics
Celestron Skyprodigy Telescopes

Drink
Citrus Drinks of Summer

Sport
The Gent's Bike

Time
Dive Time

Wheels
BMW 650i Cabriolet

Places
The Sagamore Resort

Fun
Make Your Own Beer

Style
The Wayfarer Look

Gourmet
Going Whole Hog

Features

Cover
Mantegna Marches on
Joe Mantegna’s blend of strong character and underlying humor has brought him success in the burgeoning drama scene of Chicago of the ’70s, the cinema (especially interpreting the words of David Mamet) and now on the small screen with TV’s “Criminal Minds.”
Golf
Miguel Angel Jimenez’s Good Life
This Spanish touring pro is living the dream as he makes his living on the golf course, but still takes time to enjoy cigars and wine, as as smelling the roses.
Gambling
Big-Time Bellagio
More than just the fountains soar for high-rollers at the Bellagio Casino. VIP service offers beyond-the-call-of-duty comps that might bring a star to your private performance or put you on the foul line in an NBA arena.
Sports
Grabbing the Gold Ring
The championship rings awarded to the best of the sports world may get bigger and more ornate, but one aspect of this trophy jewelry will never go out of style: they always represent excellence.
Cars
Buick Looks to China
How the upscale auto division dodged the reorg bullet at General Motors through an unlikely alliance with the giant communist nation and its empirical past.

Cigars

Profile
Start the Fireworks
The Grucci family, which has set off pyrotechnic artistry at the Olympics and several presidential inaugurations, likes to light up something different when they relax: cigars.
Cuba Report
The Behike Man
The copresident of Habanos S.A, Jorge Luís Fernández Maique talks to Gordon Mott about the responsbilities of managing the joint Spanish-Cuban cigar company and his stewardship of the great Cohiba Behike cigar sensation.
Interview
General Cigar's Dan Carr
The man who presides over the vast General Cigar empire has a comprehensive conversation with David Savona, speaking to new trends in the market place, the C.A.O. takeover and the challenges of tobacco regulation.


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