March/April 2011
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Matthew McConaughey • March/April 2011

In the April issue of Cigar Aficionado, easy-going actor Matthew McConaughey tells us how he has has remained on Hollywood's leading-man roster for more than a decade. Plus a look at what makes the Masters golf tournament one of the most special weeks in all of sports, the new high-tech wagering system in Vegas casinos, top tier digital cameras and an interview with Alan Rubin, founder of the Alec Bradley Cigar Company.

Features

A Time to Shine

A Time to Shine

The star power is set on "Mute" as Matthew McConaughey rolls up on his bicycle. It's hardly a movie-star entrance: no limo or flashy car, no entourage, no stylish threads and no …

The Mystery Behind Magnolia Lane

The Mystery Behind Magnolia Lane

Since 1934, the best golfers on the planet have gathered at Augusta National in Georgia every first week of April to take part in the historic Masters tournament. Published in …

Golf on the Slopes

Golf on the Slopes

I came for the winter, but stayed for the summer." Ask ski-crazed transplants to the mountains why they live where they do, and this is a refrain you will hear repeated in …

Bits, Bytes and Bets

Bits, Bytes and Bets

It is an NBA Sunday in Nevada. Across the state, odds makers nudge point-spreads, gamblers scrutinize fluctuating lines, and casino clerks process last-minute blizzards of …

Picture That!

Picture That!

Your local electronics superstore has shelves full of digital cameras that are decent but unexceptional (oh look, it’s a pink one!). If you know where to look, however, there are …

The Watchmakers Who Saved Glashütte

The Watchmakers Who Saved Glashütte

Nestled among the natural beauty of the Erzgebirge mountains, the small eastern German town of Glashütte had once been known for its world-famous watch industry and the timepieces …

Cigars

A Conversation with Alan Rubin

A Conversation with Alan Rubin

Alan Rubin wasn't born into the cigar business, and the timing of his debut—1996—hardly guaranteed success. The cigar boom had already reached its zenith, and when his first …

Habanos Today

Habanos Today

A trio of the top Habanos S.A. executives discuss how they manage Cuba’s global cigar brands.

Ratings from this Issue

92
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Diplomaticos No. 3

Issue Date: April 1, 2011
Diplomaticos No. 3
92
points

Guillermo León Corona Gorda

Issue Date: April 1, 2011
Guillermo León Corona Gorda
91
points

Aurora Preferidos Emerald

Issue Date: April 1, 2011
Aurora Preferidos Emerald
91
points

Master By Carlos Toraño Robusto

Issue Date: April 1, 2011
Master By Carlos Toraño Robusto

Up Front

Battling the Lies

Battling the Lies

It's bad enough that there doesn't seem to be any attempt in the scientific community to look at cigar-smoking through unbiased eyes. But when we heard about a grant proposal …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, An excellent article on La Gloria Cubana and recognizing their tradition and continued excellence in the cigar marketplace. I have been enjoying the Serie R for …

The Good Life

Red, White and Ticking

Red, White and Ticking

It is not well known that the good ol' U.S. of A. was once an important center for production of mechanical pocket and wristwatches. But two important names from that era survive, …

Chef's Choice Food Slicer

Chef's Choice Food Slicer

For years my passion has been cooking meat. I'll marinate it for days, get up before dawn and rub it, mop it, inject it with flavors. I'll smoke, roast, grill any kind of meat …

Laucala Island

Laucala Island

Laucala Island is a name you must remember, because it is a place you will never forget. If you are looking for isolation without deprivation, for pampering without …

Shining Shoes!

Shining Shoes!

They say you can tell a man by the shine on his shoes. According to Rickey Thornton who's been shining almost nonstop for more than 15 years at his double-chair Morning Glory Shoe …

Garmin S1

Garmin S1

If you have tired of fumbling around in your pocket or tugging at a plastic belt clip for the latest GPS-enabled golf device, Garmin has solved your problem. The Garmin GS …

Cadillac CTS Coupe

Cadillac CTS Coupe

It's been a long time since Cadillac could justify its claim to be the "standard of the world," arguably since the days when the old Eldorado had bigger fins than a fighter jet. …

Stand-Up Video Games

Stand-Up Video Games

After three decades of video gaming, my thumbs are lethal weapons. Butt planted on couch, I can toss a beefy wrestler across a ring, smack Johan Santana's fastball over the wall …

3-D Camcorders

3-D Camcorders

High-quality, high-def, 3-D video recording is heading to Little League games and birthday parties near you, thanks to a pair of new camcorders just hitting store shelves. At the …

Tawny Ports

Tawny Ports

It's hard to argue against the charms of a fine Vintage Port that's been cellared for decades-except when your aim is instant gratification. That's the time for tawny Ports. These …

Rabbit Air Art Series Air Purifier

Rabbit Air Art Series Air Purifier

As cigar enthusiasts, we appreciate cigar smoke, but we recognize that others disagree. So we use air-purifying appliances that filter the air, but may savage the decor of a …