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July/August 2006
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Camilo Villegas • July/August 2006

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado and go a round with Colombian golf star Camilo Villegas, the PGA Tour's "it" man of the moment. Also, fire up a Monte No. 2 from 1993, hang out with more father-son teams of cigarmakers, sample vodka's booming business and read about the Jersey Boy lighting up on Broadway.

Features

Stalking the Tiger

Stalking the Tiger

It's late on Friday afternoon at the 2006 Ford Championship in Miami and the Doral Blue Monster course is abuzz. Tiger Woods is out there, but it's not about him. Phil Mickelson …

Jersey Boy

Jersey Boy

Bob Gaudio sits in an aisle seat at the August Wilson Theatre in Manhattan on a warm spring morning. The stage is bare and the auditorium is empty, except for a reporter and two …

Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

Just beyond the Hong Kong border, even before you enter mainland China, two billboards span the MeiGuan Highway proclaiming a nearby golf resort as the "World's Number 1!" The …

The $100,00 Buy-In

The $100,00 Buy-In

If you spend very much time reporting on the world of high-stakes Texas Hold'em, it is inevitable that you will be kicked out of a poker room or two. I am no exception. I've been …

Power Players

Power Players

Then Mirage Resorts president and chief executive officer Bobby Baldwin wants to have fun, he gets behind the wheel of a $600,000, 5,800-pound truck that has been outfitted with …

Top 10 Luxury Vehicles

Top 10 Luxury Vehicles

If you believe it's all about choice and you're searching for a luxury car, then you're in luck. Whether you're seeking a full-size SUV or a 600-horsepower roadster, more …

You Are Here

You Are Here

It was a rain-spattered night in the City of Angels and I was behind the wheel, lost and alone in the kind of neighborhood where, if your tire blows out, you just keep riding on …

The Grande Dames

The Grande Dames

Arriving at the Greenbrier resort is like stumbling across the White House in the woods of West Virginia. Fronted by white columns and rows of windows, it exudes grandeur and …

The Vodka Vogue

The Vodka Vogue

Define vodka. It's a tasteless, odorless spirit? That would be true except that now it comes in an array of flavors. It's the spirit that leaves you breathless after a …

Cigars

Fathers and Sons, Part 1

Fathers and Sons, Part 1

The cigar industry owes much of its creativity and longevity to the unique partnerships between father-and-son cigarmakers

Cuba's Cigar Legend, Alejandro Robaina

Cuba's Cigar Legend, Alejandro Robaina

The dean of Cuban tobacco men and his grandson, Hiroshi, discuss the state of cigars in their homeland in a wide-ranging interview.

A Star-Studded Night to Remember

A Star-Studded Night to Remember

Millions of people stay up at night to watch "The Sopranos" on TV. For one magical night this spring, an intimate group of about 200 cigar smokers joined "Sopranos" star James …

Sinatra's Havana Nights

Sinatra's Havana Nights

Far from the maddening crowd of fans, Frank Sinatra found secret pleasures, and friendships with American mobsters, in pre-revolutionary Cuba

Ratings from this Issue

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Sancho Panza Sancho

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Sancho Panza Sancho
93
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Bolivar Royal Corona

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Bolivar Royal Corona
91
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Cuaba Salamones

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Cuaba Salamones
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Up Front

Where You Lease Expect to Find Cigars

Where You Lease Expect to Find Cigars

Have you ever been in your doctor's office, turned to pick up a magazine off the coffee table, and found a copy of Cigar Aficionado ? Or how about your car dealer's waiting …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, Many of the recent letters to the editor address the topic of smoking bans in various cities. As a resident of the Chicago area, I can relate. Smoking has been …

The Good Life

Sony Reader

Sony Reader

The technology may be nearly 2,000 years old, but paper is still pretty impressive stuff. It's inexpensive, durable, easy to read and biodegradable. Unfortunately, when you slap …

The Seersucker Suit

The Seersucker Suit

I must confess I once was reticent about the seersucker suit. Oh, I always loved the look and how cool it kept me, even on the hottest summer day. But it also seemed affected, as …

Kasbah Tamadot

Kasbah Tamadot

When Sir Richard Branson's mother discovered a remarkable casbah (palace or fortress), 45 minutes from Marrakech in the foothills of Morocco's Atlas Mountains, the recording/airl…

Cigar and Divot Tool

Cigar and Divot Tool

Golf is a civilized sport known for its strict code of etiquette. The irony, then, is that it's also a game that can turn an ordinarily docile person into a psychopath with one …

Sausage

Sausage

If you don't think that ground scraps of meat, fat and spices stuffed into intestine-like casings makes for gourmet eating, consider the world of charcuterie, where sausage is …

TaylorMade r7 425

TaylorMade r7 425

In these days of ever-larger drivers in the world of golf, the message is typically the same: bigger is better and more forgiving, and results in straighter, longer tee shots. …

Hublot Big Bang

Hublot Big Bang

Since introducing its classic porthole design in 1980, Hublot has earned the reputation for turning understated rubber-strapped watches from cheap to chic. Its latest, the Big …

Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

A few pockets of snow survive in the shadows of spring, but the sun is shining and it's hard to resist rolling back the ragtopóespecially since it's on Lamborghini's new Gallardo …

Summer Mixes

Summer Mixes

It's summer time and the drinking is easy, so you've put away your whiskies and brandies in favor of gin and vodka. But you still want something with flavor enough to stand up to …

Bullfighting

Bullfighting

You stand alone at the center of the plaza de toros , your boots planted firmly in the yellow dust. The roar of the crowd fills your ears. The capote —cape—is heavy in your …