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Mar/Apr 99
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Orlando Hernandez • Mar/Apr 99

Features

El Duque's Excellent Adventure

El Duque's Excellent Adventure

Orlando Hernandez and his wife, Norris Bosch, made their plans during a wedding party on the evening of December 25, 1997. Under cover of night, they drove with three …

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Denver

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Denver

Anyone who caught a glimpse of restaurateur Dee Lincoln, dancing in celebration in her canary yellow suit after successfully bidding $160,000 for a 15-liter bottle of Dalla Valle …

Jean Luc Figueras, Barcelona

Jean Luc Figueras, Barcelona

In their cuisine, as in the rest of their culture, the cosmopolitan Catalans who inhabit Barcelona share two basic principles. While they love tradition, they always wish to be …

The New Italian Renaissance

The New Italian Renaissance

It's not breaking news, but news it is: France no longer holds irrefutable title to the fine-wine pinnacle. Right alongside, fetching comparably breathless prices, is Italy. …

Art's Next Wave

Art's Next Wave

"It's an end-of-the-century thing," suggests Annabella Johnson, director of the Sean Kelly gallery in New York's downtown art enclave, SoHo. Her answer is probably as good as any. …

Smoking in Style

Smoking in Style

Manhattan jewelry designer Barry Kieselstein-Cord breezes into a large light-filled studio in his townhouse on New York's Upper East Side. Wearing black jeans, a black wool …

The Gin Mill

The Gin Mill

Gin rummy is the card game your grandmother taught you, the game your golf partners play at the 19th hole. A simple social game. To most of us, gin rummy is a modest challenge, …

Green Gold

Green Gold

Until the past 15 years or so, olive oil was thought to be too ethnic for white-bread America. Sure, we loved Italian food, but it was the spaghetti and meatballs variety of …

The Boulders, Carefree, Arizona

The Boulders, Carefree, Arizona

Try as you might, you will not be able to get a room at The Boulders, a posh resort near Phoenix. There are no "rooms" at The Boulders, and that is just one of the things that …

Personal Best

Personal Best

Men used to have but one clothing decision: they bought off-the-rack, from a men's or department store, or had suits custom made by a tailor. Today a panorama of personalized …

The Regent Sydney, Sydney, Australia

The Regent Sydney, Sydney, Australia

The Regent was the first of the modern luxury hotels built in Sydney, and this allowed it to grab what is now its greatest asset: the best location in the city. Australia's …

Marque of Excellence

Marque of Excellence

It is an ancient land, the homes cut into solid outcroppings of weathered limestone. Wisps of smoke curl from chimneys that emerge from the hillsides 100 feet above. A soft …

The Silver Standard

The Silver Standard

Imagine a newly rich guy in his mid-40s, call him Stony Crowell--American, good university in the Midwest, MBA at Wharton, then venture capital. Hit a winner by selling his …

Vine Drives: Golf in Wine Country

Vine Drives: Golf in Wine Country

Published March/April 1999 Golf in The Grapes California's Wine Regions Offer a Vineyard Haven for Duffers By Jeff Williams In the sun-rich valleys of …

Cigars

An Interview With Pedro Martín

An Interview With Pedro Martín

Pedro Martín, the founder and owner of Tropical Tobacco.

Growing Nicaragua

Growing Nicaragua

Despite Dictators, Revolution, War and, Last Fall, Hurricane Mitch, Tobacco Men in Nicaragua Keep Planting and Rolling

The Dictator and the Dentist

The Dictator and the Dentist

I practiced oral surgery for 34 years and, while it was a fascinating and fulfilling profession, it wasn't often that you found yourself in the middle of a potential international …

Quick On The Draw

Quick On The Draw

A cigar-smoking bird named Shoe and political caricatures have made Jeff MacNelly a newspaper favorite.

Ratings from this Issue

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Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Double Robusto

Issue Date: April 1, 1999
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Double Robusto
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Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Robusto

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Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Robusto
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Aurora Preferidos No. 3

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Aurora Preferidos No. 3
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Partagas Serie D No. 4

Issue Date: April 1, 1999
Partagas Serie D No. 4

Up Front

A $4 Cigar--Yours for $7

A $4 Cigar--Yours for $7

California's Proposition 10, a sweeping new regulation known as the Early Childhood Development Initiative, took effect on January 1, and it has turned the world of cigar …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, As I sat down to read the December issue I noticed something about the "Out of the Humidor" section. A lot of the letters sounded like complaints. What about …

The Good Life

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