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Jan/Feb 2007
In this issue

David Caruso • Jan/Feb 2007

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado and see how David Caruso rose from the ashes of film failure to find global stardom on "CSI: Miami." Also, find out the top 25 cigars of the year, fire up a 99-rated Davidoff Dom Perignon from 1988, go inside the kitchen with renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich, check out luxe alternatives to hotels and follow editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken on another weekend golf excursion. That and much, much more, on newsstands now.

Features

TV's Hottest Cop

TV's Hottest Cop

Depending on the language, the culture and the particular time in history, the story of a great winged bird being consumed by fire and then rising from the ashes—sometimes …

More Confessions of a Weekend Golfer: The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

More Confessions of a Weekend Golfer: The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

It's your 50th birthday. Your wife of 20-plus years wants to give you a special present. If she has an extra 7,500 euros (around $10,000 depending on the exchange rate) under …

Golf for Dreamers

Golf for Dreamers

Without the slightest fanfare, Steve Marino stepped to the 10th tee of a desert course near Scottsdale, Arizona, on his way to making history. Some personal history, that is. He …

Hustle & Flow

Hustle & Flow

When a publicist calls and tells me that the biggest pool tournament in the history of the game is set to take place in Las Vegas, two words spring to mind: side action. I …

Super Bowl Showdown

Super Bowl Showdown

Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest calendar day in American sports. In fact, it's more like a national holiday. Just consider Super Bowl XL last year in Detroit. More than 140 …

Small is Beautiful

Small is Beautiful

Small is big. No, that's not an opening line of haiku nor the mantra from some modern-day incarnation of est therapy. It's simply the reality of today's fast-changing automotive …

A New Computer Vista

A New Computer Vista

Why in the name of all that's sensually satisfying and luxuriously masculine is there an article about a computer operating system in Cigar Aficionado ? Because in January, …

Homes Away From Home

Homes Away From Home

When one thinks about the perfect vacation home, images of a secluded beach or a mountainside retreat often come to mind. The choices are varied and tempting, but finding the …

Cigars

A Conversation with Nestor Miranda

A Conversation with Nestor Miranda

The founder of Miami Cigar & Co. talks about the rise, fall and rebirth of his Don Lino brand.

Smokin' Joe

Smokin' Joe

Joe Bastianich has built an enviable empire around the art of fine dining

From Strength to Strength

From Strength to Strength

Cubans continue their quest to improve Habanos

Ratings from this Issue

92
points

Saint Luis Rey Double Corona

Issue Date: February 1, 2007
Saint Luis Rey Double Corona
92
points

Partagas Lusitania

Issue Date: February 1, 2007
Partagas Lusitania
91
points

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Diplomatico

Issue Date: February 1, 2007
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Diplomatico
91
points

Sancho Panza Belicoso

Issue Date: February 1, 2007
Sancho Panza Belicoso

Up Front

The Smoking Report

The Smoking Report

At the start of 2007, it is worth taking a look at the state of cigar smoking in the United States. The past year can best be described in terms of good news/bad news. The …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I am a trial lawyer. There are many joys in life but few are as sweet as winning a trial or smoking a fine cigar (not necessarily in that order). There are some …

The Good Life

Fossil Bluetooth Watches

Fossil Bluetooth Watches

Wristwatch sales have been down for years now, especially among teens and young adults who prefer glancing at their cell phones to strapping on a timepiece. If watch companies …

The Tuxedo Shirt

The Tuxedo Shirt

Few are the wardrobes that include more than one tuxedo suit, but many are the events this time of year that might require you to dress formally. Short of a major cash outlay for …

Caneel Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Caneel Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Like many Caribbean destinations, St. John doesn't have its own airport. Your plane touches down at another Virgin Island, St. Thomas, where Caneel Bay's small office sits at one …

The Right Bar Gear

The Right Bar Gear

Master mixologist or back bar buffoon who can't deliver cocktails when they're called? The key to deciding your fate is choosing the right tools. Start with a shaker. Not just …

Parmigiani Fleurier

Parmigiani Fleurier

Michel Parmigiani has been making watches for 30 years. To celebrate the anniversary, Parmigiani is releasing two extraordinary skeletonized watches: the Kalpa XL Hebdomadaire S…

Jaguar XKR

Jaguar XKR

Road trip! The familiar cry may bring smiles to the faces of car enthusiasts everywhere, but when you have the privilege of climbing into a brand-new, right-off-the-dock Jaguar …

Rosé Champagne

Rosé Champagne

More and more Americans will be drinking pink when they pop a cork on Champagne this year. Rosé, with its range of berry and spice flavors and appealing color, has outpaced …

Ecco Golf Shoes

Ecco Golf Shoes

Imagine you're the owner of a shoe company with a penchant for making comfortable kicks and you take up golf, only to discover that golf shoes are murder on your feet. What do …

Gourmet Chocolate

Gourmet Chocolate

Heart-shaped boxes and lacey trimmings won't win a chocoholic's love anymore. This Valentine's Day true cocoa gourmets operate on a level of bonbon appreciation that's every bit …

Grand Canyon by Helicopter

Grand Canyon by Helicopter

Helicopter blades pound a shrill tempo deep inside my chest. A four-point harness cinches my lap and shoulders, securing me in my sculptured perch over scorched landscape. I'm …

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