In the March/April 2017 Cigar Aficionado


Steve Harvey

The multitasking comedian/author/television host Steve Harvey maintains a go-go schedule. In April's Cigar Aficionado, Harvey talks returning to the Miss Universe pageant despite his fabulous flub, collecting fine cigars and his meeting with President Trump. Plus, we take a tour of South Africa’s golfing delights, sit down with Fox News' rising star Bret Baier, and recount the story of James Donovan, the American who negotiated the release of hundreds of prisoners held in Cuba's prisons and opened the door to diplomacy between the two nations. Also, we rate 81 cigars across six sizes: Churchill, corona gorda, figurado, lonsdale, panetela and robusto.


Up Front

Editors' Note
Choosing a Cover

Letters
Out Of The Humidor

Good Life Guide

Electronics
Getting your charge on wirelessly.

Drink
Mixing it up with Irish whiskey.

Sport
A putter designed by a PhD.

Cigars
Adorini’s on-the-go humidor.

Time
Straps keep your watches in uniform.

Wheels
Lincoln does the Continental—again.

Places
Cavalieri: the glory that is smoking in Rome.

Style
Jeans jackets deliver dressed-down chic.

Gourmet
The case for burr coffee grinding.

Features

Profile
Baier’s Special Report
The popular Fox News anchorman Bret Baier works on an “if you build it they will come” basis and likes an 18-year-old single malt with his cigar.
Cover
Hard Work Harvey
The multitasking comedian/author/television host Steve Harvey maintains a go-go schedule and returns to the Miss Universe pageant despite his fabulous flub.
Golf
A Golfing Safari
After you’ve seen the wildlife, take a tour of South Africa’s golfing delights, which include a green shaped like the continent itself.
Culture
Project Mercy
Out of the fiasco of the Bay of Pigs came the delicate negotiations that freed hundreds of prisoners and kick-started relations with Cuba.
Sports
Super Bowl Cigars
The cigars came out after the Patriots staged a Super Bowl comeback for the ages.
Cars
The Electric Revolution
Plug-ins and hybrids are hitting their stride, and it’s luxury and performance cars—not compacts—that are leading the charge.
Watches
The Ultimate Complication
The minute-repeater, a watch that chimes the time at the wearer’s behest, has challenged watchmakers for centuries.

Cigars

Tasting
Connoisseur’s Corner
A trip back in time as we sample two pre-Castro cigars, several vintage Cubans and a Miami-made La Gloria Cubana rolled in 1993.
Industry
Know The Scores
We take a comprehensive look at last year’s best- and worst-performing cigars and crunch the numbers with an eye towards provenance, size and shape.
Cuba Report
Keeping It Real
Much is made of the romance of Cuban cigars, but often overlooked is an analytical approach to maintaining quality.
Made For You
Made For You
Hand-made sunglasses; antiques for the man cave; a Bourbon tour in the airport; keeping your suits sharp; stealthy collar tabs; and luxury linens.


Ratings & Reviews

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