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Pick up the latest issue of Cigar Aficionado, and read about the troubled world of Seagram's Edgar Bronfman Jr., the newest Harleys and Indian motorcycles, a 94-point Montecristo No. 2, the future of Cuban cigar factories, how to build a smoking room and much, much more.

Features

The Unmaking of a Dynasty

The Unmaking of a Dynasty

Edgar Bronfman Jr. is his usual cool, controlled self as he artfully bobs and weaves through a handful of tough questions from CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo. The tall, handsome …

Of Cars and Cigars

Of Cars and Cigars

Though he never achieved his childhood ambition of pitching for a professional baseball team there's no question Gary Cowger is playing in the big leagues these days. …

Golf: The Way Golf Works

Golf: The Way Golf Works

At the end of every PGA Tour season, Commissioner Tim Finchem gives his state of the tour address. It's usually a pro forma affair, with Finchem speaking to the media at the Tour …

The Raging Bull

The Raging Bull

238. It's not a number I'm used to seeing on my speedometer. Even in metric form, and certainly not on a narrow, two-lane blacktop weaving its way through the quiet farm villages …

What A Concept

What A Concept

What you see just may be what you get. Or so car enthusiasts might hope after paying a visit to one of this year's upcoming auto shows. In a burst of creativity unseen since the …

Personality: The Fixer

Personality: The Fixer

"I agreed to plead guilty to two of the twenty-eight counts filed against me -- federal racketeering and tax conspiracy. I was given a ten-year prison sentence, was forced to …

The Devil's Playground

The Devil's Playground

David "Devilfish" Ulliott settles in at a dining table at the Aviation Club de France in Paris and orders his usual -- vegetable soup, entrée of the day and two bottles of wine, …

The Indian Rides Again

The Indian Rides Again

Richie Sacco is a stocky man with graying hair tied back in a ponytail. He's wearing a short-sleeve, black Indian motorcycle T-shirt, an Indian belt buckle, blue jeans and Indian …

The Wired World of Sports

The Wired World of Sports

The thrill of victory…the agony of defeat…the comforting glow of an LCD readout…we went spanning the globe to bring you the best of digital athletic and outdoor gear. And even if …

Fairway Finery

Fairway Finery

It is a curiosity of modern life that inside the stuffy confines of what may be our most class-conscious institution -- the country club -- resides one of the most democratic of …

Cigars

A New Boom?

A New Boom?

Despite a slumping economy and an anemic stock market, cigar sales in the United States are showing signs of revival

Safe at Home

Safe at Home

Home smoking rooms are the closest thing to paradise for serious cigar smokers

Cuba's 21st Century Factories

Cuba's 21st Century Factories

The world's most storied cigar producer is creating modern manufacturing sites for its premium hand-rolled products.

Ratings from this Issue

94
points

Montecristo No. 2

Issue Date: April 1, 2003
Montecristo No. 2
93
points

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Imperial

Issue Date: April 1, 2003
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Imperial
92
points

Punch Rare Corojo Magnum

Issue Date: April 1, 2003
Punch Rare Corojo Magnum
91
points

San Cristobal de la Habana El Morro

Issue Date: April 1, 2003
San Cristobal de la Habana El Morro

Up Front

Edgar Jr.'s Blind Faith

Edgar Jr.'s Blind Faith

"Marvin, because of the AOL Time Warner merger, the landscape has changed forever. Consolidation in the media world is forcing a different approach to growth," Edgar Bronfman Jr. …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, What can I say, another year older. The body feels slower, aches more and you're cracking more than Rice Krispies in milk. But it's another day full of blessings …

The Good Life

BeoVision 5

BeoVision 5

For most viewers, the most vivid images from Fahrenheit 451 , the classic sci-fi tale of a futuristic society where printed materials are banned, are of books going up in flames. …

Brigg Umbrellas

Brigg Umbrellas

Umbrella season is time to make one of those defining style decisions. Do you wait until it rains and grab a cheap umbrella on the street that you won't mind tossing when it …

Blatt Billiards Tables

Blatt Billiards Tables

When it comes to buying a pool table, "there are only two limitations," says Ron Blatt, the third-generation owner of New York City's Blatt Billiards. "Your imagination and your …

Zippo Multi-Purpose Lighter

Zippo Multi-Purpose Lighter

It's family barbecue time. You've got your apron, your chef's hat, a platter of assorted meats, all the utensils, your brand new stainless steel grill gleaming in the sun. Looking …

Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Bike

Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Bike

Polite tradition calls for celebrating a union of 25 years with a gift of silver, and half a century is worthy of gold. But how do you mark 100 years? We suggest the gift of a …

Breitling Emergency

Breitling Emergency

You've crash-landed your twin-engine airplane on an uncharted island. Panic is mounting as you recall Tom Hanks's four-year-long quandary on that godforsaken island in Cast Away …

Be the Boxer

Be the Boxer

Where's your left hand?" By way of reply, I pull my fist back, getting my guard up. I throw a combination, but leave my left by my hip. SMACK! I get tagged above the ear with a …

Hennessy Paradis Extra

Hennessy Paradis Extra

Time travel is a rare job perquisite, but it's one that Yann Fillioux, a seventh-generation master blender of Hennessy Cognac, enjoys when he makes Paradis Extra. Working in the …