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January/ February 2023
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Fox NFL Sunday • January/ February 2023

If you've followed the NFL even in a limited capacity over the last 28 years, then you're likely familiar with the pregame show Fox NFL Sunday: Jimmy Johnson, Terry Bradshaw, Michael Strahan, Howie Long, Curt Menefee and Jay Glazer. This Hall of Fame cast is the face of football on Sunday for millions of Americans and most of the crew are big-time cigar lovers. Cigar Aficionado sat down with the hosts to talk cigars, the legacy of the show and the undeniable camaraderie between the men. Plus, the Cigar Aficionado editors reveal the Top 25 Cigars of the Year, as well as the best bang-for-your-buck cigars of the year. We also take a look into the oldest cigar shops in America, recap the Big Smoke and Dan Aykroyd shares his favorite cigar. Plus, we have more than 100 expert cigar reviews and vintage smokes from our Connoisseur's Corner series thatscored 98 points.

Features

A Super Cast

A Super Cast

When Michael Strahan joined the cast of “Fox NFL Sunday” in 2008, he was a Super Bowl champion, the star New York Giants defender who played spoiler to Tom Brady’s plans for a …

Best Cigars Of 2022

Best Cigars Of 2022

Bestowing the industry’s highest accolade upon a cigar is not something that we at Cigar Aficionado take lightly. A meaningful year-end list like this requires going back to the …

27 Great Cigars For $7 Or Less

27 Great Cigars For $7 Or Less

Smoking premium cigars is often seen as a staple of luxury, a sign of wealth and status. While many affluent consumers certainly do enjoy cigars, they can be enjoyed by people …

Cigars

My Favorite Cigar

My Favorite Cigar

Dan Aykroyd has had what he describes as “quite a cigar arc.” It started when, at 14, he unloaded freight cars for the Canadian National Railway.

Ye Olde Cigar Shops

Ye Olde Cigar Shops

These seven standout shops are the oldest cigar stores in the United States­, each of which opened their doors well over 100 years ago.

The Big Smoke Returns To Las Vegas With A New Venue

The Big Smoke Returns To Las Vegas With A New Venue

More than 3,000 cigar lovers from around the world gathered at resorts world for the 26th Big Smoke Las Vegas.

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Up Front

Top 25 Tradition

Top 25 Tradition

It has become a tradition at Cigar Aficionado magazine to start our year with a celebration of excellence, our annual ranking of the Top 25 cigars of the year. It’s a project …

The Good Life

Casino Pocket Complication Lighter

Casino Pocket Complication Lighter

Las Vegas packs a lot of personality into a city in the middle of the desert. It’s synonymous with bright lights, grandeur, revelry, around-the-clock energy and a pleasing glitz …

Genesis GV60

Genesis GV60

In the beginning, there was Genesis. The midsize Hyundai Genesis sedan, that is. The four-door debuted in 2007 as the Korean carmaker’s first entry into the luxury market. By …

Hot Drinks for Cold Weather

Hot Drinks for Cold Weather

The arrival of winter can mean resetting the thermostat on your imbibing by making heated cocktails that beat the cold. These are three of the classics. Hot Toddy …

Girard-Perregaux Laureato

Girard-Perregaux Laureato

When Girard-Perregaux debuted its sporty-chic Laureato in 1975, Jaws was packing movie theaters and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” was blanketing the radio waves. And in …

Snowcat Skiing

Snowcat Skiing

When your fantasy is to ski your own private powder, making run after run in unbroken knee-high to waist-deep snow, you have to go where chairlifts don’t. The ultra rich may …

The Omakase Strawberry

The Omakase Strawberry

Have you ever picked up a picture-perfect strawberry only to wince in disappointment at its lack of flavor and pulpy interior? That’s because so much fruit sold in the United …

Leather Lace-Up Boots

Leather Lace-Up Boots

While wear takes a toll on fancy footwear from loafers to oxfords and snazzy sneakers, one stalwart shoe is a standby for years of use. Leather lace-up boots take their cue from …

Polaris Slingshot

Polaris Slingshot

Look! Out on the road! It’s a car. It’s a motorcycle. It’s a street-legal version of the Batmobile. The Polaris Slingshot may be something of a vehicular hermaphrodite, difficult …