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Mar/April 2004
In this issue

Andy Garcia • Mar/April 2004

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado, and meet Andy Garcia, a Cuban exile who made it from Havana to Hollywood. Also, read an interview with Major League manager Jack McKeon, the Irish fareways, a 99-point Montecristo No. 2, the new luxury Volkswagen, C.A.O.'s family, Davidoff chief Dr. Reto Cina and much, much more.

Features

The Reluctant Star

The Reluctant Star

Flee your homeland when you're five years old, never to return. Grow up hearing of a life lost in Cuba, of a country that over the years fades into a collage of …

Jack of Diamonds

Jack of Diamonds

Jack McKeon is swinging in a chair on the back porch of his home in Elon, North Carolina, savoring a Padrón Millennium, which rarely leaves his mouth. It is a rural, …

Legends of the Green Isle

Legends of the Green Isle

If you see high drama in golf, if you see the sport as a theatrical experience set upon an earthen stage, if you see yourself cast as the protagonist in search of the …

Basketball Bedlam

Basketball Bedlam

Ted Hume is a mild-mannered dentist based in Dallas, Texas. While he ordinarily exudes a calm,professional demeanor, his voice becomes hoarse and he gets excited when …

Volkswagen's Luxe Affair

Volkswagen's Luxe Affair

It has the look of a crystal cathedral, a temple of glass and steel standing in sharp contrast to the baroque ruins of old Dresden. With its palaces and cathedrals of …

Millionaire Hideaways

Millionaire Hideaways

Legend has it that Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis wanted to buy the Ionian island of Ithaki, Odysseus’s homeland, but it wasn’t for sale. Instead, he …

Small Wonders

Small Wonders

Twenty years ago the coolest technology I owned sat in a particularly hideous glass-and-chrome stereo system wall unit. Ten years ago my show-off system was impressive…

Fashion: A Shirt Tale

Fashion: A Shirt Tale

Unless you’ve been dressed in khaki or camouflage somewhere in the Middle East for the last year, you’ve noticed something that doesn’t happen very often in the …

Fashion: Links to History

Fashion: Links to History

“The man had been in a coma in the hospital for months, and when he eventually regained consciousness, his wife placed in his hand a pair of cuff links shaped like …

Collecting: Fabergé Treasures

Collecting: Fabergé Treasures

The great Easter egg hunt of 2004 came earlier than expected. The nine magnificent Fabergé Imperial Easter eggs of the Forbes collection, to originally slated be sold …

Cigars

Cigar Diary: A Quiet Champion

Cigar Diary: A Quiet Champion

Rick Meerapfel restored the reputation of Cameroon wrapper. He will be missed.

Montecristo Cup

Montecristo Cup

Eighty golfers from the United States and Europe recently teed it up at the fifth annual Montecristo Cup in Puerto Rico for three days of golf, cigars and camaraderie, all of …

The Change at C.A.O.

The Change at C.A.O.

Now among the hottest of cigar brands, Nashville's C.A.O. began life as a pipe maker

An Interview With Dr. Reto Cina

An Interview With Dr. Reto Cina

President and Chief Executive Officer, Oettinger/Davidoff Group

Ratings from this Issue

92
points

Punch Churchill

Issue Date: April 1, 2004
Punch Churchill
92
points

Vegas de Fonseca Sobrinos

Issue Date: April 1, 2004
Vegas de Fonseca Sobrinos
91
points

Punch Punch

Issue Date: April 1, 2004
Punch Punch
91
points

Bolivar Corona

Issue Date: April 1, 2004
Bolivar Corona

Up Front

What's Wrong With This Country?

What's Wrong With This Country?

Many of you enjoyed the Super Bowl this year surrounded by friends and fans, and if you were in your own home or at a friend's, maybe even with a cigar. But what …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I have been subscribing to Cigar Aficionado  for over 10 years. I have read with interest many of the interviews that you have conducted during those …

The Good Life

E. Guigal La Landonne 1999

E. Guigal La Landonne 1999

When three wines from one vintner earn classic ratings of 99, 98 and 97 from Wine Spectator , it may be hard to choose among such a rare triple threat. But for Marcel …

Vontage Broadband Phone

Vontage Broadband Phone

When the FCC allowed cell phone users to move their number from telecommunications provider to telecommunications provider, it seemed liked a revolutionary concept. …

Brace Yourself

Brace Yourself

When the Gordon Gekko character needed a look that shouted “power” in the costuming of the movie Wall Street , the fashion consultant Alan Flusser thought of one …

Plasmacluster Air Purifier

Plasmacluster Air Purifier

The Plasmacluster air purifier from Sharp has a serious gripe with airborne pollutants. While its sleek, smooth, synthetic facade looks, sounds and acts innocent …

Jumby Bay Resort

Jumby Bay Resort

One species of high-end/low-key Caribbean resorts deliberately eschews decorator-showcase rooms and lavish facilities in order to offer guests something rarer: …

Sport: Nikon LaserCaddy

Sport: Nikon LaserCaddy

Golf is a diabolical game. Just about the time you think you have mastered a repeatable swing that lets you keep the ball in the fairway, someone comes up with a new …

Girard-Perregaux Worldwide Time Control

Girard-Perregaux Worldwide Time Control

It’s 11:30 a.m. in Los Angeles, which means your tee time is 90 minutes away. That much you know for sure. But do you know the time in Tokyo, where your sales team is …

Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT

History may repeat itself, but in the case of Bentley, not very often. The venerable marque built its reputation upon a succession of striking victories at the 24 …

Vespa Granturismo

Vespa Granturismo

At first glance, the Vespa Granturismo may appear to be nothing more than a puerile mode of transportation best suited for a mod or a twenty-something hipster. But …