Mar/Apr 98
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Sylvester Stallone • Mar/Apr 98

Features

Stallone II

Stallone II

"I did ["Saturday Night Live"] because it will do more to change my image than anything else," Sylvester Stallone said after viewing his Sepetmber 27, 1997, TV appearance for the …

All That Glitters: Coin Collecting

All That Glitters: Coin Collecting

It was billed as the "Rendezvous with Destiny" sale, and as the world's preeminent coin collectors streamed into the St. Moritz Hotel in New York City last spring, euphoria …

Father Time: Swiss Watches

Father Time: Swiss Watches

Tucked away in a vault at Vacheron Constantin's Geneva headquarters is a $9 million watch. Snug in its safe, it ticks, appreciating in value $4,000 each day. The one-of-a-kind …

Golfing in Puerto Rico

Golfing in Puerto Rico

If Christopher Columbus had been a Scotsman instead of an Italian, Puerto Rico would have had golf a lot sooner. If he had been say, a MacColumbus, then on his initial discovery …

Havana's Auto Heaven

Havana's Auto Heaven

Stepping into the Havana airport parking lot is like stepping out of a time machine. Amid tinny Soviet Ladas and occasional Volkswagen Beetles in the glaring sun, nosed to the …

Pop Goes The Easel: Pop Art

Pop Goes The Easel: Pop Art

In the mid-1960s, Pop Artist Tom Wesselmann made one painting after another of a woman's painted lips. In each one, a cigarette was wedged in the corner of the mouth, with smoke …

Stuck In The Middle: Darts

Stuck In The Middle: Darts

With a smoky haze shimmering in the spotlights, Birmingham, England's Aston Villa Leisure Centre resembles Madison Square Garden in an old fight film. The master of ceremonies …

Tasseled Loafers

Tasseled Loafers

The first few years after the end of the Second World War had all the tumult that transitions tend to evince. Perhaps 1948, with its joyous beginnings and sad endings, was the …

The Art Of Wine And Cigars

The Art Of Wine And Cigars

Chuck Wagner drives a vintage 1967 turquoise Chevy pickup alongside his Napa Valley vineyard, its wheels kicking up rust-colored Rutherford dust--a fine powder assigned mythical …

Palace Court, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas

Palace Court, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas

Render unto Cae....oops, it's easy to forget that you're not walking alongside the Parthenon in Rome, in white robes, as you stroll into Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. The fantasy …

The World Series of Poker

The World Series of Poker

I will spare you the suspense. I did not win the main event at the World Series of Poker this year. I am not the reigning world champion of poker. I am not $1 million …

Hamiltons, New York-New York Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas

Hamiltons, New York-New York Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas

If, for some reason, you have to be in Las Vegas, be glad that George Hamilton had the foresight to create a getaway. He could have called it "Escape from New York, New York," …

Last of the Line

Last of the Line

Resembling a hip-hopping teenager in ultra-baggy blue jeans and a torso-hugging polo shirt, his head crowned with spiky straw-colored hair, Stephen Baldwin turns a key and pops …

Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens

Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens

After spending the better part of a week on an ancient Greek peninsula where the architecture and the service are equally antiquated, the uniformed bellhops outside of Hotel …

The Boca Raton Resort and Club, Boca Raton, Florida

The Boca Raton Resort and Club, Boca Raton, Florida

Today, Mizner's Dream is a ferryboat, shuttling seemingly blessed hotel guests over the IntraCoastal Waterway to a pure white beach, shaded by majestic palms on the Atlantic Ocean …

Stage Struck

Stage Struck

He has won four Tony Awards as the best director on Broadway. The New York Times has called him the outstanding director of comedy in the American theater today. He is Jerry Zaks, …

Cigars

After The Gold Rush: Dominican Giants Roar Back

After The Gold Rush: Dominican Giants Roar Back

Leading Dominican Cigar Companies Take Back The Retail Shelves as Newcomers Struggle

Storing Cigars

Storing Cigars

In the two previous installments of Cigar Aficionado's cigar education series -- excerpted from editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken's Shanken's Cigar Handbook -- we examined …

Great Moments

Great Moments

Winning Over A Father-In-Law To Be

The CA Interview: Austin McNamara

The CA Interview: Austin McNamara

President, General Cigar Co.

Shelley's Back Room, Washington, D.C.

Shelley's Back Room, Washington, D.C.

If Sheldon Jacobs has his way, the "civilized cigar parlor" he created will soon undergo a metamorphosis. Jacobs, a world-renowned cigar connoisseur, will reposition Shelly's Back …

Tabacalera's American Gambit

Tabacalera's American Gambit

A Madrid-based cigar giant buys a foothold in the U.S. market.

Ratings from this Issue

93
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Cohiba Esplendidos

Issue Date: April 1, 1998
Cohiba Esplendidos
92
points

Fuente Fuente OpusX PerfecXion No. 2

Issue Date: April 1, 1998
Fuente Fuente OpusX PerfecXion No. 2
91
points

Bahia Gold No. IV

Issue Date: April 1, 1998
Bahia Gold No. IV
90
points

Bahia Gold Robusto

Issue Date: April 1, 1998
Bahia Gold Robusto

Up Front

Cigar Industry Launches An Agressive Campaign

Cigar Industry Launches An Agressive Campaign

The Cigar Association of America's new campaign, Banding Together, is a welcome step toward further limiting underage cigar smoking. While the underage problem is a small one for …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, After reading the article on cigar smuggling in the December issue of Cigar Aficionado, I was quite understandably disturbed. Along with the unavailability of …

The Good Life

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