In the May/June 2014
Pierce Brosnan's days of 007 might be over, but the cigar-lover’s acting career is thriving. With six completed movies awaiting release, Brosnan reflects on his body of work in the June issue of Cigar Aficionado. Also, an interview with Rocky Patel and his flourishing venture in Nicaragua; a profile of golf legend Ray Floyd; the new night clubs of Las Vegas; a preview of the upcoming World Cup; plus a talk with Washington Nationals executive and cigar smoker Mike Rizzo.Up Front
Editors' Note :
Out of the Humidor
Taking turntables for a spin.
High-tech golf without the high price.
Jump hour watches take a leap forward.
Kia drives into the luxury market.
Beverly Hills Hotel gets a revamp, but keeps the glamour.
What’s behind the secret door?
Putting a sock in your spring wardrobe.
Espresso makers get downsized.
Brosnan Back on Fire - One of filmdom’s classiest James Bonds is finding that a spate of new movie roles gives him a chance to flex some of his other acting muscles—including taking a turn as a villain.
The Consummate Professional - By all accounts Ray Floyd’s illustrious career is based on his singular focus and refusal to give up. But the famed “Stare” was not there before he gained the love of a good woman.
Golf Courses :
Pinehurst Doubles Down - The fabled public course that has hosted every star in the game is again set to prove its cache as The Home of Golf in America, by staging both the Men’s and Women’s U.S. Opens.
World Cup Fever - Soccer’s quadrennial World Cup is the biggest sporting event on the globe, and once again the United States finds itself in the Group of Death in its fight to claw its way to supremacy.
Club Cred - With names like Rose. Rabbit. Lie., the fabulous new night clubs of Sin City are securing reputations for resorts—and keeping their higher rollers at the in-house casinos.
Pawning for Attention - The World Famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop Las Vegas was not so well known before proprietor Rick Harrison took it to reality TV and made “Pawn Stars” a household term.
Ratings - We rate 78 cigars in six sizes: Churchills, corona gordas, double coronas, figurados, lonsdales, and robustos plus Connoisseur’s Corner, our vintage cigar tasting.
Mike Rizzo - The Washington Nationals’ unlikely climb to the top of the National League East started when Mike Rizzo, the executive charged with taking the team out of controversy, lit up a cigar.
Patel's Pursuit - Seed-to-shelf control of his burgeoning brand is what cigar maker Rocky Patel has set his sights on. Years of honing his product and seeking out consumers has the peripateic entrepreneur close to his goal.
Cuba Report :
Havana Throws a Party - Cuba’s annual Festival del Habanos celebrates its cigar industries with smoking, festivities and a rousing appearance by the crooner Tom Jones.
Dominicann Republic - ProCigar is the Dominican Republic’s largest celebration of the leaf, roaming the country with cigar factory tours, educational opportunities and a wealth of chances to smoke.
Made For You :
Made For You - Tailor to the stars; temperature-control bedding;
a new take on mixing whisky; Hollywood trousers; smart watches; and a fillet knife for anglers.