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July/Aug 2004
In this issue

Sharon Stone • July/Aug 2004

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado, and get down to the nitty-gritty with Sharon Stone. Also, smoke with easy-going interviewer Bob Goen, feel the pains of putting, a 97-point Montecristo No.1, the fantasy of a Ferrari, the meat of a maduro, the future of Habanos and much, much more.

Features

Sharon Stone Reinvented

Sharon Stone Reinvented

Any living and breathing, red-blooded American male hasn't forgotten, and will probably never forget, the interrogation scene in the 1992 thriller Basic Instinct. Novelist …

Eden Golf Club

Eden Golf Club

Ever wished you could belong to golf clubs everywhere? Ever regretted during your travels that you hadn't arranged to play at Riviera or Royal County Down or Wentworth? Ever …

Making the Right Call

Making the Right Call

Two men walk into a restaurant in Austin, Texas, and notice a football game on the television above the bar. Well, notice may be too strong. What they do is glance up, look at it …

Revolutionary Bets

Revolutionary Bets

Gamblers love to talk about the better way. Everybody has an opinion on the better way to run sports betting, the better way for casinos to divvy out comps, the better way for …

The Cruelest Part of the Game

The Cruelest Part of the Game

"Prayer never seems to work for me on the golf course. I think this has something to do with me being a terrible putter." —The Reverend Billy Graham Putting seems too …

Ferrari at 50

Ferrari at 50

In a world where milliseconds make all the difference, there's no room for error. Michael Schumacher learned that the hard way during the Japanese Grand Prix, the last race of the …

Dogged Pursuits

Dogged Pursuits

No diet soda. That was the rule when Gary Zemola opened Super Duper Weenie in 1992. "No diet soda," Zemola explains, giving a preview of his love of all things retro, "because …

Cigars

That Old Black Magic

That Old Black Magic

Maduros created using time-honored methods are sparking a rebirth for the mysterious dark-wrapper cigars

Cuba's New Visionary

Cuba's New Visionary

Habanos's Spanish co-head, Fernando Domínguez Valdés-Hevia, speaks of a bright future for Havana cigars.

The Host of Hollywood

The Host of Hollywood

"ET" anchor Bob Goen's easygoing approach gets celebrities to open up.

Ratings from this Issue

91
points

La Tradicion Perdomo Reserve Cameroon "F"

Issue Date: August 1, 2004
La Tradicion Perdomo Reserve Cameroon "F"
91
points

Aurora 100 Años Robusto

Issue Date: August 1, 2004
Aurora 100 Años Robusto
90
points

Black Pearl Rojo Toro

Issue Date: August 1, 2004
Black Pearl Rojo Toro
90
points

San Cristobal de la Habana La Fuerza

Issue Date: August 1, 2004
San Cristobal de la Habana La Fuerza

Up Front

The Last Frontier

The Last Frontier

A late spring chill was in the air, and the wind blew lightly. The fairways were lush and the rough was deep. The greens ran true and fast. And every so often there was the …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I must respond to the letter from Oren M. Spiegler of Pennsylvania and your editorial reply from the February 2004 issue. I believe you all are missing the main …

The Good Life

D-Snap SV-AV50

D-Snap SV-AV50

With all the advancements in technology over the last 15 years, it's difficult not to be amazed. Take video cameras for instance. A high-end camcorder in the 1980s meant a bulky, …

Linen Trousers

Linen Trousers

In fashion, it often seems that the oldest things are the coolest. That's the case in this summer's clothing segment, where no style is more seriously retro or literally cool than …

Sidecar Travel Humidor

Sidecar Travel Humidor

The premium cigar is not made to weather the touch-and-go world of short hops and red-eyes. The Sidecar Travel Humidor from Dunhill is well suited for it. As you dart through …

Barbecue Beeper Thermometer

Barbecue Beeper Thermometer

If we know anything at all about cooking meat (real meat, not hot dogs or minute steaks) outdoors, it's that you have to take its temperature. The working conditions are too …

Callaway ERC Fusion

Callaway ERC Fusion

The golf world is becoming more and more like the automotive industry; every year witnesses the introduction of a new model of golf club that sets the hackers and professionals …

Cartier Santos 100

Cartier Santos 100

The French have a way of looking extremely chic even when they're playing sports or working out. I lived in Paris in the mid-1980s next to the Eiffel Tower and still remember …

Triumph Rocket III

Triumph Rocket III

Bigger is always better in America. It makes sense then that the first motorcycle to break the 2-liter barrier comes from England. At least it does if you consider that the source …

Rotax RM1 Superkart

Rotax RM1 Superkart

If you think kart racing is zipping around an oval on a burping clunker powered by a lawn mower engine, you've never sat down in a Rotax RM1. This streamlined kart is a lightning …

The Perfect Margarita

The Perfect Margarita

Brash, hot and tempestuous, Tequila doesn't sound like a drink that will deliver the keys to paradise when the summer sun beats down, but put it in a Margarita and soon it will …