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The Sopranos • Mar/Apr 01

Features

The Sopranos: Mob Rule

The Sopranos: Mob Rule

Tony Soprano and Silvio Dante sit at a table at Nuovo Vesuvio restaurant. Amid brightly lit round paper lanterns, hanging lamps and in front of a mural of the Bay of Naples, the …

Absinthe's Second Coming

Absinthe's Second Coming

Ice water dripped like plasma over a sugar cube poised on a spoon, then fell into the lucid green liquid at the bottom of the glass, each drop spreading a liquid mist until all …

Falling For Skydiving

Falling For Skydiving

It bugged me for years that I had once chickened out of skydiving in Arizona. I rationalized it by saying that I had no insurance, but really I was just plain scared. So one day, …

Gourmet Golf

Gourmet Golf

Baron Marcel Bich, the inventor of the BIC pen and disposable razor, was 68 years old and an avid sportsman. He had sponsored two challenges to win sailing's ultimate award, the …

Lake Effects

Lake Effects

Experienced travelers know the feeling. You arrive at a new destination and find yourself wrapped in the unmistakable aura of home, as if you've been there before. No need exists …

Palm Reading

Palm Reading

The Palm Readers, standing on street corners, train platforms and showroom floors staring into their mitts as if they held the Rosetta Stone. Can anything be that fascinating or …

Taking To The Sky

Taking To The Sky

I took my friend Robert flying early last spring. Or rather, a flight instructor and I did. While I am a licensed pilot, at the time I wasn't "current," as they say in the …

The High Church of Salmon

The High Church of Salmon

The powerful, fresh scent of Canadian pine filters in through the barely open window in a cozy bedroom of MacLennan Lodge, overlooking the Upsalquitch River in Robinsonville, New …

The River Wild

The River Wild

The Bío-bío. The Zambezi. The Omo. The middle fork of the Salmon. The Tuolumne and the Tatshenshini. These names conjure up adventure, images of exotic lands far, far away. For …

Insights: Culture

Insights: Culture

Much has been said and written in opposition to swearing, most of it bullshit. Fortunately, the soap-in-mouth brigade is fighting a losing battle. Swearing is here to stay …

Insights: Finance

Insights: Finance

In past columns, we have shown that there are more ways to earn a return than just buying a stock. We have discussed absolute returns, relative returns, even returns from …

Insights: Indulgences

Insights: Indulgences

People frequently ask me, "What's the best _____?" It's an impossible question to answer. Almost without exception, there is not one "best." No single restaurant is the "best." …

Insights: Politics

Insights: Politics

Midway through his shortened transition period, George W. Bush -- despite his campaign promises to be a "healer" -- clearly had come out punching rather than pacifying. Perhaps by …

Insights: Sports

Insights: Sports

In the den of his rambling house in Atherton, a quiet grove of affluence some 45 minutes down-peninsula from San Francisco, Willie Mays was talking about the way things used to …

Auctions—Getting the Point

Auctions—Getting the Point

To most people, fountain pens are those hard-to-use, old-fashioned writing instruments that leak all over your favorite shirt pocket. But that dated perception has changed …

Cigars

Lost Great Smokes

Lost Great Smokes

Today's Cuban cigars are good quality but lack the richness of years past

Great Moments

Great Moments

Montecristo Cup 2000

The Rarest Cigar In The World

The Rarest Cigar In The World

A Virginia cigar smoker acquires a newfound respect for tobacco farmers when he grows his own premium tobacco

La Gloria Miami

La Gloria Miami

Under the aegis of new owner Swedish Match, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo will debut a special Miami version of his La Gloria Cuban

Ratings from this Issue

94
points

Cohiba Robusto

Issue Date: April 1, 2001
Cohiba Robusto
94
points

Onyx Reserve Mini Belicoso

Issue Date: April 1, 2001
Onyx Reserve Mini Belicoso
93
points

C.A.O. L'Anniversaire eXtreme Belicoso

Issue Date: April 1, 2001
C.A.O. L'Anniversaire eXtreme Belicoso
93
points

Nestor Reserve Edition 2000 Torpedo Maduro

Issue Date: April 1, 2001
Nestor Reserve Edition 2000 Torpedo Maduro

Up Front

My Day With The Sopranos

My Day With The Sopranos

You may be wondering why this issue of Cigar Aficionado has a photo that occupies both the front and back covers. After all, the back cover is a highly valuable piece of …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, Crowing over his contribution to toppling Guatemala's democracy in 1954, and blaming JFK for the CIA's rout at the Bay of Pigs, Howard Hunt (December 2000 issue) …

The Good Life

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