July/August 2010
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Sylvester Stallone • July/August 2010

In the June issue of Cigar Aficionado, Sylvester Stallone talks about his storied career of twists and triumphs as well as his new movie. Also, Fred Couples' appearance is a boost for the Champions Tour, high-end auto makers look to green technology, and we take an inside look at master blender Jose "Pepin" Garcia's new factory in Nicaragua.

Features

The Underdog

The Underdog

Sylvester Stallone aims a remote-control at the flatscreen TV in his Beverly Hills production office and an image pops up from a documentary about the making of his newest film, …

The New Face of Luxury

The New Face of Luxury

There's a midway feel to Switzerland's Palexpo conference center when the annual Geneva International Motor Show rolls into town as scores of automakers jam onto the crowded floor …

The New Best Hope

The New Best Hope

The featured Threesome was making its way to the first tee of the Toshiba Classic this March and all around the Newport Country Club there was a distinct hum. People were waiting. …

The Exalted Amateurs

The Exalted Amateurs

Poker night is a big event for Jerry Buss. Buss, who's owned the Los Angeles Lakers since 1979, tells me that his regular game stands out as an anticipated highlight most every …

Cigars

Pepin's New Look

Pepin's New Look

The founder of My Father Cigars has led a whirlwind career since touching down in Miami from Cuba. Now he follows a string of high-scoring cigars with a major expansion.

Light My Fire

Light My Fire

The virtuoso guitarist José Feliciano, with the talent for crossover and controversy, talks about his love of music and cigars.

Ratings from this Issue

93
points
Saint Luis Rey Pacífico Exclusivo Asia Pacífico
92
points

Cain F 550

Issue Date: August 1, 2010
Cain F 550
92
points

601 Robusto

Issue Date: August 1, 2010
601 Robusto
92
points

H. Upmann Sir Winston

Issue Date: August 1, 2010
H. Upmann Sir Winston

Up Front

Our Hero

Our Hero

Our hero. That's what we would call any elected official in 2010 who decides to veto a bill that bans smoking outdoors in all state-owned parks and beaches. That's why it easy to …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, Agreement is in order. Your editors' note regarding the Canadian women's hockey team was on point. To be caught up in a euphoric moment and drink a soda will not do …

The Good Life

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins is best known for its big, booming audio products (for example the four-foot-tall 800D speakers used at Abbey Road Studios). For the company's first-ever …

Summer Hats

Summer Hats

The old saw goes that we lose 40 percent (or 50 or 75 or 80 percent, depending on who you listen to) of our body heat through our heads. But why then do we need hats in the …

American Club

American Club

From its beginning in 1918, the American Club, in Kohler, Wisconsin, has always been a destination. For the first part of the twentieth century it attracted immigrants who brought …

2010 Triumph Bonneville T100

2010 Triumph Bonneville T100

You want a bike. Your buddy has a crazy fast sportbike, the kind with enough juice to leave you suspended in midair like Wile E. Coyote, blinking in disbelief, as it disappears …

Grill Your Own Pizza

Grill Your Own Pizza

Before I became a proselyte for cigars, I had versed myself in another kind of smoking: barbeque, done right, slow cooking for hours over smoldering wood. A convert to this mostly …

Colibri Hybrid Lighter

Colibri Hybrid Lighter

The great cigar lighter question: to torch, or not to torch? Torch flames offer a modern twist on cigar lighters, a high-powered, high-temperature jet of flame that roars to life …

Hot Sun, Cold Beer

Hot Sun, Cold Beer

It's summertime and your beer is expected to do two things: taste great and go down cold. We've picked some stalwarts and some new favorites to cool you off while pleasing your …

Corum Ti-Bridge

Corum Ti-Bridge

Innovation has always been the watchword for Corum's design. However, in the past that quality has manifested itself in a look that for some verged on kitsch. Since its inception …

Total Putting Green System

Total Putting Green System

Every golfer has a dream: step out their back door and practice putting and chipping on his very own green. But every golfer soon wakes up and says, "Yeah, but who's going to mow …

Collecting Comic Art

Collecting Comic Art

What's faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive-and could easily set you back as much as a brand-new BMW? At current prices, the answer might be a piece of …