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Sopranos • Mar/Apr 2007

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado featuring an in-depth look into "The Sopranos'" upcoming final chapter. Also, fire up a Flor del Punto from the early 60s, travel to Nicaragua with James Suckling and David Savona, go inside the P.G.A.'s FedEx Cup and read ratings and notes on 78 cigars.

Features

The Sopranos: The Final Season

The Sopranos: The Final Season

David Chase doesn't look like a mastermind of organized crime. But for millions of devoted television viewers around the world, over the last eight years, that's just what he has …

The New PGA

The New PGA

After the first round of the Mercedes-Benz Championship, a tournament that he would eventually win, Vijay Singh slumped in his pressroom chair and looked a little peeved. The …

Horse Power

Horse Power

Wednesday night is racing night in Hong Kong. It ranks as a hallowed evening for more than 100,000 gambling-crazed horse-racing fanatics who will spend a few hours wagering …

Fans Behaving Badly

Fans Behaving Badly

It was a football game with a bone-crunching hit. Nothing new for the National Football League. Fans enjoy hits that rearrange the skeletal system. But this was a player leveling …

The Cars that Dreams Are Made Of

The Cars that Dreams Are Made Of

By some estimates, as much as a quarter-billion dollars' worth of sheet metal is down on the 18th fairway. In less crass terms, the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is a …

Tick Tock Tech

Tick Tock Tech

I'm as enthusiastic about fine watches as any man. Show me a luxury timepiece, its mechanical movement lovingly carved from beechwood-aged adamantium by 200-year-old Swiss …

The Art of the Tourbillion

The Art of the Tourbillion

Thomas Prescher bends over complicated drawings in his little workshop. The ex-pat German watchmaker maintains the sunny atelier in a small, picturesque Swiss village known for …

A Tale of Two Counties

A Tale of Two Counties

On a road called Oakville Grade at the top of the Mayacamas Mountains, a white stripe divides Napa Valley from Sonoma. It's as plain and neat as New York segueing into New Jersey …

Cigars

An Interview with Alejandro Martinez Cuenca

An Interview with Alejandro Martinez Cuenca

Cigar Aficionado sits down with the owner of Nicaragua's oldest cigar brand, Joya de Nicaragua.

Smoking in Nicaragua

Smoking in Nicaragua

This Central American nation just keeps making better and better cigars

Ratings from this Issue

93
points

Juan Lopez Corona

Issue Date: April 1, 2007
Juan Lopez Corona
93
points

Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Torpedo

Issue Date: April 1, 2007
Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Torpedo
92
points

Padrón Serie 1926 No. 9

Issue Date: April 1, 2007
Padrón Serie 1926 No. 9
92
points

Fuente Fuente OpusX Petite Lancero

Issue Date: April 1, 2007
Fuente Fuente OpusX Petite Lancero

Up Front

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

Two stories were published recently. You might never connect them. But we did. Forbes published a cover showing a bottle of red wine being poured into a glass, with the head…

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, Yes, another letter about losing the freedom to smoke. My home, my haven, Las Vegas, is now the latest victim of the antismoking police. Antismoking legislation …

The Good Life

VR<SUP>3 </SUP>Wireless Back-up Camera

VR3 Wireless Back-up Camera

Sleek and muscular-looking, the high rear deck is a ubiquitous design feature on many of today's best cars. But styling and aerodynamic advantages notwithstanding, that look has …

Wellies

Wellies

Wellies, Wellington boots, muck boots, gum boots, top boots—whatever the name, they are the natty, pinched-ankle, high-stance rubber footwear that look so good they'll make you …

Four Seasons Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico

Four Seasons Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico

Combine the grandeur of the Bahia de Banderas, on which Puerto Vallarta is located, and the hospitality genius of the Four Seasons hotel chain, and it would be hard to come up …

Andre Garcia Cigar Cases

Andre Garcia Cigar Cases

When it comes to cigar cases, the Andre Garcia brand's guiding principle could be: one size does not fit all. After years of making cases stamped with the logos of other …

Spring Lamb

Spring Lamb

Lamb connoisseurs seek good shepherds. Cleveland chef Parker Bosley buys meat from farmers who "raise their sheep with care, so you know the animal has grazed outdoors on fresh …

Fearless 28

Fearless 28

You zoom from Monte Carlo to Cap Ferrat to Cannes, effortlessly evading the paparazzi and sycophants who hang on your every suave utterance. But you're not doing it in the latest …

Panerai Radiomir 1936

Panerai Radiomir 1936

You aren't a Navy frogman—and you don't play one on TV—but when you're deep-sea fishing off Nantucket Island, reef diving in the Caribbean or attempting to ice bodacious waves on …

Audi Q7

Audi Q7

Sometimes it's best to arrive fashionably late. At least that's what Audi is hoping with its new Q7, the German automaker's first, belated entry into the booming utility vehicle …

Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee

Looking for that perfect mixture to keep you up even while you indulge in St. Patrick's Day festivities? Then yours is Irish coffee. The intriguing mix of sedative and …

Customize Your Dream

Customize Your Dream

Maybe you abandoned your youthful dream of transforming a beat-up '68 Camaro into a street rod when it occurred to you that you could barely change the bag on a vacuum cleaner, …