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January/February 2011
In this issue

Paul Giamatti • January/February 2011

In the February issue of Cigar Aficionado, we talk with actor's actor Paul Giamatti about the wide range of roles he plays, including his latest leading part as a cigar-smoking ladies' man. Other features include a look at wines produced by professional golfers, the world of unregulated online poker, and we follow Team La Gloria, the dynamic representatives of the brand often seen at events.

Features

The Perfect Actor

The Perfect Actor

It’s a few days away, but actor Paul Giamatti knows it’s coming: the big shave-down. Even as he sits in Teresa’s, a neighborhood restaurant near his Brooklyn Heights home, …

Golfers Uncorked

Golfers Uncorked

It was more than a bit ironic and just a touch comical that Jack Nicklaus found himself in a wine facility in the Napa Valley in 2009, a table filled with hundreds of wine glasses …

Gambling in the Gray

Gambling in the Gray

It is 10:45 on a Wednesday evening in November. At this moment, there are nearly 100,000 people logged on to the Internet poker site Full Tilt Poker. Twice as many participants …

Cigars

Dawn Patrol

Dawn Patrol

The CNBC anchor is the rapidly rising star of television journalism and a cigar lover to boot.

The Men Behind La Gloria

The Men Behind La Gloria

The dynamic representatives of the venerable brand spread the gospel of La Gloria Cubana.

Cuba's Rising Star

Cuba's Rising Star

Our trip to Vuelta Abajo includes a visit with the young lion of shade tobacco.

Ratings from this Issue

93
points

Bolivar Royal Corona

Issue Date: February 1, 2011
Bolivar Royal Corona
93
points

Room 101 LTD Conjura Edition 48x4

Issue Date: February 1, 2011
Room 101 LTD Conjura Edition 48x4
93
points

Romeo y Julieta Churchill Tubo

Issue Date: February 1, 2011
Romeo y Julieta Churchill Tubo
92
points

H. Upmann Connoisseur No. 1

Issue Date: February 1, 2011
H. Upmann Connoisseur No. 1

Up Front

The Cigar Community

The Cigar Community

You couldn’t help but feel the camaraderie in the cigar smoking world at the New York Big Smoke in December. The event was held at a new location—Pier 92 which stretches out into …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I have been a huge fan of your magazine since it came out.  I look forward to each new release and I’d like to offer a little of my background. I was happily …

The Good Life

Logitech Revue

Logitech Revue

Some of us geeky types have lived with laptops connected to our TVs for years, unleashing the joys of Internet-based entertainment to the biggest screen in the house—pretty …

2002 Vintage Champagne

2002 Vintage Champagne

James Bond understood the importance of vintage when it came to Champagne. When thugs drag off Honey Ryder in 1962’s Dr. No , he brandishes a bottle to defend her. Warned by the …

Black Beauties

Black Beauties

Every year the fashion world seems obsessed with one question: What is the new black? Black confers understated style as well as sophistication on almost any wardrobe. The same is …

Chuao's Chocolate Terroir

Chuao's Chocolate Terroir

Connoisseurship often comes down to location, location, location. You know the tobacco of Cuba’s Vuelta Abajo makes a fine cigar. You expect great Cognac from the Grand Champagne …

Crescent Moon Race Snowshoes

Crescent Moon Race Snowshoes

Winter is a discouraging time for the long-distance runner when snowfall can force even the most dedicated miler indoors to jog in place on a treadmill. That was, at least, until …

Travel Well with a High-End Cigar Trunk

Travel Well with a High-End Cigar Trunk

If you could swim to the bottom of the ocean, explore the sunken ruins of the Titanic or Lusitania, and wade through the first-class cargo hold, you’d no doubt descend upon piles …

Great Coats!

Great Coats!

Greatcoat, overcoat, topcoat: there are a lot of different names for a gentleman’s outerwear, and depending on how technical you want to get and whom you listen to they can each …

Audi A8

Audi A8

Always a bridesmaid…? For a long time that seemed to be Audi’s fate. Despite a steady stream of favorable reviews, the German maker was the routine runner-up in the luxury …

Casa De Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Casa De Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic

How do you improve on one of the greatest golf destinations in the world? You go on a spending spree of $40 million to refurbish the hotel’s rooms, build a new reception and pool …

Harrison K-9 Protection Dogs

Harrison K-9 Protection Dogs

If your idea of having dogs for protection is colored by movies in which pent-up attack animals are released barking and snarling from a kennel to ruthlessly assault intruders, …