January/February 2013
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Kelsey Grammer • January/February 2013

In the February issue of Cigar Aficionado we speak with actor Kelsey Grammer, who has kept us laughing as TVs Frasier Crane for 20 years and, thanks to subsequent successes, shown us many sides to his thespian skills. Once again we present our top 25 best cigars of the year list (click here to see). Other features include a look at the Puerto Rican golf scene, the secrets of a group of Christians who have made millions counting cards, a profile of star chef Geoffrey Zakarian and an interview with Litto and Ines Lorenzo-Gomez, the husband-and-wife team behind La Flor Dominicana.

Features

The Sitcom Sultan

The Sitcom Sultan

Kelsey Grammer became an actor because “it was the closest thing to surfing I could do for the rest of my life.” Growing up near Cocoa Beach, Florida, Grammer spent his spare …

Puerto Rico's Rising

Puerto Rico's Rising

More than two decades ago, Charlie Pasarell climbed into a helicopter with two friends to explore the coastline of his native Puerto Rico. Pasarell, a successful professional …

Holy Rollers

Holy Rollers

If you’ve spent much time in casinos, chances are that you have prayed for a fortuitous card or a roll of the dice or even for the cocktail waitress to bring you a much-needed …

Cigars

The No-Guilt Life

The No-Guilt Life

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian uses lessons learned from Le Cirque to “Iron Chef,” and tops them off with a cigar

A Conversation with Litto and Ines of La Flor Dominicana

A Conversation with Litto and Ines of La Flor Dominicana

Cigar Aficionado Talks to the Power Couple Behind One of the World’s Top Boutique Cigar Brands

Ratings from this Issue

94
points

Fuente Fuente OpusX Super Belicoso

Issue Date: February 1, 2013
Fuente Fuente OpusX Super Belicoso
93
points

Montecristo 520 Edición Limitada 2012

Issue Date: February 1, 2013
Montecristo 520 Edición Limitada 2012
93
points

Cohiba Pirámides Extra

Issue Date: February 1, 2013
Cohiba Pirámides Extra
93
points

Aging Room Quattro F55 Concerto

Issue Date: February 1, 2013
Aging Room Quattro F55 Concerto

Up Front

Questions and Thoughts for 2013

Questions and Thoughts for 2013

It’s that time of year again. We’re not much for resolutions, but it’s a good time to ponder what’s coming down the highway, and what are some things we might see in 2013. …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, In the December issue of Cigar Aficionado , your editorial argues the virtues of the people-to-people licenses awarded to various U.S. companies traveling to Cuba …

The Good Life

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020E

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020E

Whether you’re enjoying the big game, giving a big presentation or watching The Big Lebowski on Blu-ray, you pump up the impact when you maximize the screen size. And if the …

Urban Cheese Caves

Urban Cheese Caves

You think of cheese caves and what might come instantly to mind is an Alpine redoubt, with an affineur dutifully flipping, brushing, patting, washing and spritzing his ripening …

Hammerhead Pro XLD Sled

Hammerhead Pro XLD Sled

For more than a century, the Flexible Flyer has been the sled of choice for Americans. Its name synonymous with winter and its shape easily discernable, the sled quickly enkindles …

iHumidor

iHumidor

If you need to know what is going on in your humidor at all times, it should come as no surprise that there is an iPhone app for that. Seeing how parents can track their kids, …

Hyper-Aged Scotch

Hyper-Aged Scotch

If one trend dominates the Scotch whisky market, it would seem to be the ineluctable march toward older—and more expensive—expressions. In fact, it may be that only an act of god …

Razor Close

Razor Close

A baby-smooth face is not the latest fashion trend. A clean-shaven visage has long been the mark of statesmen and superheroes alike, and the panache of tonsorial caretaking is …

BMW M6

BMW M6

Good things are worth waiting for. Case in point: the BMW M6, which recently returned after a painfully long, two-year absence. It’s not only one of the most striking vehicles …

Brown+Hudson Bespoke Travel

Brown+Hudson Bespoke Travel

Chile? The only thing I knew about that country was that it was the gateway to Easter Island. But what else to do once my cruise ended in Valparaiso? Instead of going straight …

Smoking Time

Smoking Time

When Arturo Fuente marked its centennial last year, Hublot celebrated the milestone with the limited-edition King Power Arturo Fuente timepiece. While partnerships between watch …

The Quadski

The Quadski

You’re comfortably perched atop the Quadski, a next-generation recreational vehicle that’s a hybrid all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and personal watercraft (PWC) in one, joyriding at 40 …