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July/Aug 2007
In this issue

Tom Berenger • July/Aug 2007

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado, featuring an interview with Tom Berenger, the warrior actor. Also, back-to-back 100-point Cubans from the '60s, new leadership in Nicaragua, Omar Minaya's quest for a championship smoke, and ratings and notes on 79 cigars. 

Features

The Good Fight

The Good Fight

There are history buffs and then there are military history buffs. Actor Tom Berenger will casually mention that he's a bit of a history buff, but there's little about …

More Confessions of a Weekend Golfer

More Confessions of a Weekend Golfer

The Match: Greg Norman and Marvin R. Shanken vs. Raymond Floyd and Rush Limbaugh The Track: Old Palm Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida The Weather: Mid-80s, one-club wind …

Pro Golf's Late Bloomers

Pro Golf's Late Bloomers

For more than two decades the Champions Tour (nee the Senior PGA Tour) has been a rolling annuity for players who reach the magical age of 50. For players like Lee Trevino, Hale …

Derby Girls

Derby Girls

"To fill the hour, that is happiness; to fill the hour, and leave no crevice for a repentance or an approval. We live amid surfaces, and the true art of life is to skate well …

Camp Poker Champ

Camp Poker Champ

People once scoffed at the idea of teaching someone how to win money at high-level poker. It seemed as ridiculous as coaching a would-be Romeo on the fine points of French …

Partners for your Pod

Partners for your Pod

It seems funny to me that Apple, whose computer business encourages abandoning lockstep adherence to Microsoft's overwhelming dominance and embracing a quirkier, less mainstream …

Mercedes on the Mend

Mercedes on the Mend

Racing between appointments, Chris Marie dashed into the parking lot, dodging raindrops as she fumbled for the keys to her Mercedes-Benz C230. Tossing her briefcase onto the …

Rum Revival

Rum Revival

It takes only about three swings with a machete to recognize that I have no future as a harvester of sugarcane. I'm too tall, too fragile of back and too soft to last long in the …

Cigars

A Life In Baseball

A Life In Baseball

The Mets' Omar Minaya, the sport's first Hispanic general manager, has always had the game in his blood, first as a young playing prospect, then as a prescient scout and now as an …

Wives, Smoking and Cohibas

Wives, Smoking and Cohibas

The combination doesn't always click, even for the head of a major Cuban cigar factory

A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

Springtime in New York City, and the Grill Room of the Four Seasons Restaurant was shoulder-to-shoulder with men in tuxedos smoking cigars. They had gathered together in an effort …

Moving Forward in Nicaragua

Moving Forward in Nicaragua

Nicaragua's cigarmakers craft their smokes while keeping one way eye on the country's new president

Ratings from this Issue

94
points

Cohiba Esplendido

Issue Date: August 1, 2007
Cohiba Esplendido
93
points

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Best Seller

Issue Date: August 1, 2007
Arturo Fuente Hemingway Best Seller
92
points

Punch Punch

Issue Date: August 1, 2007
Punch Punch
92
points

Bolivar Belicoso Fino Cabinet Selection

Issue Date: August 1, 2007
Bolivar Belicoso Fino Cabinet Selection

Up Front

Politically Correct Movie Ratings

Politically Correct Movie Ratings

The Motion Picture Association of America issued a revision to its movie ratings system in May. Now, every movie in which smoking occurs on the screen will be given an R rating …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, Once again, you've outclassed and outdone the mainstream media with your reporting on Cuba. I just finished reading your June 2007 issue entitled "Cuba Tomorrow," …

Gin and Tonic

Gin and Tonic

Watching sparkling bubbles ascend the glass through luxuriant icy clouds to effervesce in tiny explosions at the drink's surface next to a floating wedge of lime, it's difficult …

The Good Life

Max Benjamin Mini Cigar Bar

Max Benjamin Mini Cigar Bar

Here's the rub: you are not allowed to take your vacation in your cigar bar and you cannot ship your cigar bar to your holiday destination. What to do? Max Benjamin offers a more …

Tag Heuer Aquaracer Caliber S Chronograph

Tag Heuer Aquaracer Caliber S Chronograph

The annual regatta at your local yacht club may not be the America's Cup, but it can be just as cutthroat, so when you hoist the cloth at the starting line, you want to wear a …

Lexus LS600h

Lexus LS600h

If you think of Lexus as the affordable luxury brand, a glance at the sticker on the new LS600h sedan might shock you. The Japanese automaker's top-line four-door commands a …

Ride a Roller Coaster

Ride a Roller Coaster

The slow-moving car inches toward the crest, crystallizing my perilous predicament with its persistent click, click, click. As I prepare for the rush of speed, sweat pools in the …

Verizon V Cast Mobile TV

Verizon V Cast Mobile TV

Are you one of the millions of Americans not getting enough television in your diet? Are there entire days when you don't enjoy a single delicious moment of "The Daily Show"? Do …

Aviator Sunglasses

Aviator Sunglasses

Pick your fantasy—the self-possessed pilot with hat cocked back, Douglas MacArthur earnestly striding up a Philippine beach, Marlon Brando looking menacing on a motorcycle, a …

Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs

You can't help but feel that a vacation to Saratoga Springs should be spent strictly at the racecourse wearing a boater , a seersucker suit and a pair of saddle shoes in late …

Great Grills

Great Grills

A man mightn't be the king of his castle anymore, but every summer he can at least claim principality on his patio when he torches up a really serious stainless steel grill. We …