1 Year of Cigar Aficionado for $10 PLUS a Free Gift!

Mar/Apr 97
In this issue

Wayne Gretzky • Mar/Apr 97

Features

Lord of the Rink

Lord of the Rink

When he was six he was skating against 10-year-olds. At the ripe age of 11, he scored 378 goals in 69 games--not a misprint. Soon after he was signing autographs and screening …

Botafumeiro, Barcelona

Botafumeiro, Barcelona

King Juan Carlos I is a regular patron, but informality reigns at Botafumeiro. Not even Spain's suave monarch could manage to look elegant while dining on the always succulent, …

Manny's Steakhouse, Minneapolis

Manny's Steakhouse, Minneapolis

Manny's isn't designed for the Ladies Who Lunch. The first clue is the foyer's near-lifesized portrait of a bull in all its masculine glory. The second is the dimension of the …

A Fine Line: The Joys of Fountain Pens

A Fine Line: The Joys of Fountain Pens

Here's a secret: if you want to make an impression, send a handwritten note. You can talk all you want about e-mail and faxes, photocopies and printouts; nothing makes …

All That Glitters: Precious Gems

All That Glitters: Precious Gems

On a remote corner of the Tsavo Wildlife National Park in Kenya, a fence that once separated two mining claims dangles in mid-air. The ground that once held the fence in place …

Canine Capers: Rearing A Champion Dog

Canine Capers: Rearing A Champion Dog

The dog's face is weak. He's impeccably groomed, this Siberian husky, but his eyes are clouded and too far apart, and his soft mouth is better suited for a retriever, which has to …

Hook Games: Deepsea Sportfishing

Hook Games: Deepsea Sportfishing

"Let's go sharking!" Capt. Tommy Morrow yelled enthusiastically. He slowed the twin engines of the Craigearn to a halt as the mate prepared the bait, using a small tuna we had …

Humidors: How They Stack Up

Humidors: How They Stack Up

You can't buy a real pool table for $200, but people try to do it every day. You've probably played on one. Rather than a bed of expensive slate, the table was made with a sheet …

Men's Cosmetics

Men's Cosmetics

Can the leopard change his spots? the Bible asks rhetorically. These days, the answer might be yes. Want to lose those age spots? Go for a deep chemical peel. If brown eyes don't …

One Stop Shopping

One Stop Shopping

"Can the magic of 59th and Lexington play in Peoria?" was the pregnant question the Daily News Record --the newspaper of the menswear industry--asked last fall when Bloomingdale'…

Silver Strings: Collecting Guitars

Silver Strings: Collecting Guitars

Try to imagine jazz immortal Tal Farlow, rock and roll virtuoso Steve Howe, Elvis sideman Scotty Moore, blues legend Johnny Winter and a host of other famous guitarists, crowded …

The California Wine Rush

The California Wine Rush

One of life's curiosities is that identical twins, over time, turn out to be not quite so identical after all. Their genetic material is the same, all right. But how they react to …

The Emerald Greens: Golfing in Ireland

The Emerald Greens: Golfing in Ireland

Within the confines of the pub in Michael Rosney's Killeen House Hotel are 6,500 golf balls from all over the world. On any given night there are 20, 30 or more golfers, the …

The Watchmaker's Art

The Watchmaker's Art

The young watchmaking student peered at the shiny Rolex Oyster he had just received in honor of his academic achievements. Most recipients of such an exquisite timepiece would …

Tiny Utopoias: Model Railroad Towns

Tiny Utopoias: Model Railroad Towns

Published March/April 1997 Tiny Utopias Broadway Set Designer Clarke Dunham Creates Model Railroad Towns You'd Want To Live In by Phil Scott Although …

Trump Cards: The U.S. Poker Championship

Trump Cards: The U.S. Poker Championship

Poker tournaments are similar to PGA Tour golf events: They measure their success by the quality of the field they attract. Like the unfortunate Tour stops that are scheduled …

King of the Q & A

King of the Q & A

For more than three decades, David Frost has specialized in asking provocative, revealing questions of the rich and famous, the powerful and notorious, the crowned and renowned.…

Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Nevis

Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Nevis

On the 20-minute boat ride from the St. Kitts airport, guests get their first view of Nevis, a remarkable island that bears an uncanny resemblance to one inhabited by Gilligan, …

Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, Aventura, Florida

Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, Aventura, Florida

The world of Old Florida awaits past the gate to Turnberry Isle Resort & Club in Aventura, just north of Miami Beach. The cobblestoned drive, divided by a median strip filled …

Cigars

Great Moments: Hemingway's Captain

Great Moments: Hemingway's Captain

Even now when I envision Cuba, I recall in vivid detail the descriptions of the island offered by Ernest Hemingway in his novels. The fishing boats crisscrossing the deep, dark …

Havana's New Cigar: Cuaba

Havana's New Cigar: Cuaba

Havana's Newest Cigar For the First Time in Three Decades, Cuba Is Launching a New Brand, the Figurado-shaped Cuaba

Old Boys' Clubs

Old Boys' Clubs

Clubland Though Threatened by Changing Times, London's Gentlemen's Clubs Are Keeping Their Traditions Alive

The El Producto Story

The El Producto Story

El Producto Once a Quality Handmade Cigar, George Burns' Favorite Smoke Has Fallen On Hard Times

Tobacco In Amish Country

Tobacco In Amish Country

The Tobacco Farmers of Lancaster County Torn Between Tradition and a Changing World, Amish Farmers in Pennsylvania Cling to the Old Ways of Raising Tobacco

An Interview with Oscar Boruchin

An Interview with Oscar Boruchin

Owner of Licenciados and 8-9-8 Collection cigars.

Ratings from this Issue

89
points
La Flor Dominicana Belicoso Reserva Especial
89
points

Romeo y Julieta Exhibicion No. 4

Issue Date: April 1, 1997
Romeo y Julieta Exhibicion No. 4
88
points

Daniel Marshall Robusto

Issue Date: April 1, 1997
Daniel Marshall Robusto
88
points

La Flor Dominicana Figurados

Issue Date: April 1, 1997
La Flor Dominicana Figurados

Up Front

Cigars and Cyberspace

Cigars and Cyberspace

Six months ago, I rarely turned on the computer that sat behind my desk. I didn't specifically avoid it, but there wasn't any real need to get involved. Then, one Sunday in …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, When you smoke cigars you never know who you might run into. As a landscape and wildlife photographer, I travel quite extensively to some of the most beautiful …

The Good Life

There are no Good Life articles in this issue.