In the May/June 2011 Cigar Aficionado


Jim Nantz

In the June issue of Cigar Aficionado, we talk with Jim Nantz, the voice of March Madness, the Masters and the NFL, about his dream job as a sports commentator. Also, we profile South African golf star Nick Price, sports gambler Adam Meyers and Joel Surnow, the writer/producer of "24." Plus stories on the branded cigar lounge trend and the Cuban and Nicaraguan cigar festivals.


Up Front

Editors' Note
Cigars: One of the Last Hopes to Preserve Real Friendships

Letters
Out of the Humidor

Good Life Guide

Electronics
Motorola Atrix 4g

Drink
True Margarita

Sport
Callaway Razr Hawk & Taylormade R11

Cigars
Cigar Scissors

Time
Serious Fashion Watches

Wheels
Maserati Granturismo Convertible

Places
Maharajas' Express

Fun
Pizza School

Style
High-Tech Golfwear

Gourmet
Barbecue Rubs

Features

Cover
Calm, Classy, Captivating—Nantz
The voice of March Madness, the Masters and the NFL for CBS, Jim Nantz, attacks his job with a gift for total recall and a superb sense of story. He’s also careful to keep laryngitis at bay.
Golf
Price is Right
South African golf star Nick Price stands out by balancing a steely competitive side with one of the most endearing personalities in the game.
Gambling
The Bettor's Edge
Sports gambler Adam Meyer stays ahead of the game through a network of sources that feed him inside information. And he’ll let you have it—for a price.
Cars
Saab's Next Act
With a background in making airplanes and quirky cars, Swedish Saab has traveled a winding road. Now, it faces its most serious challenge.
Planes
Business Jets Aloft Again
The private jet industry appears to be climbing after being grounded by recession and the taint of conspicuous consumption.

Cigars

Tasting
Connoisseur's Corner: A Quartet of Classics
We found a quartet of classic cigars in this tasting, three of them Cuban, one Nicaraguan, and all four aged superbly.
Profile
Joel Surnow
The writer/producer who created TV’s “24” relishes his cigars as well as his role as an outsider in left-leaning Hollywood.
Industry
Branded Lounges
Cigar companies are finding that putting their names on freestanding lounges or ones within a cigar store can help promote their products.
Cuba Report
Cuba’s Lavish Cigar Party
The Thirteenth Habanos Festival Featured the Debut of Several New Cigars


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