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May/Jun 01
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The Cuba Issue • May/Jun 01

Features

Dreaming of Cuba

Dreaming of Cuba

Brightly colored bungalows in pastel shades of pink, turquoise, violet and lime green shine brightly in the Caribbean sun, a stone's throw from the shallow, warm sea and …

Investing In Paradise with Cameron Young

Investing In Paradise with Cameron Young

The timing could not have been worse. At the end of 1995, a decision was made by the European law firm for which I worked to send me to Cuba to assist some clients and to …

Getting to Cuba

Getting to Cuba

So, you want to go to Cuba. Believe it or not, you have the blessing of the U.S. government -- as long as you don't spend any money while you're there. Confused? You're not alone. …

The Best Hotels in Cuba

The Best Hotels in Cuba

It wasn't that long ago when staying in a Cuban hotel meant roughing it in a grubby, Soviet-style concrete building with dark and dingy rooms and little or no service. Today, …

Eating Well in Cuba

Eating Well in Cuba

Securing a table in one of the few good restaurants in Cuba is difficult these days. If you don't reserve a table well in advance or you don't know someone who works at, or …

Havana Cigar Shops

Havana Cigar Shops

About 40 years ago, Havana had hundreds of small cigar factories and shops churning out and selling smokes for locals as well as visitors to the former Spanish colonial city. …

Cabernet Cult

Cabernet Cult

With the chill of a Northern California January in the air, the customers start lining up at five in the morning. Coffee and donuts are distributed. Friends get reacquainted. At …

Chasing the Dream

Chasing the Dream

Published May/June 2001 FEATURES Chasing the Dream At midlife, some amateurs still have the game to keep big-time fantasies alive By Jeff Williams …

Cuba's New Paradise

Cuba's New Paradise

"You feel like a fish swimming in these waters," says Janet Morejon, one of the public relations managers of the newly opened Sol Club Cayo Largo, a 296-room deluxe hotel located …

Havana Nights

Havana Nights

Havana by night isn't what it used to be. The streets are usually quite empty and the lights are dim, giving it an air of a place out of time, out of history. So, as you pull into …

Laptops of Luxury

Laptops of Luxury

Speaking man to man, we can all agree that the lap is a sensitive area, and you have to be darn careful what you put there. Sit the wrong adorable baby in your lap, and you're …

On the Road to Tobacco Country

On the Road to Tobacco Country

Even though I'm in Cuba at the start of the tobacco harvest, it's beginning to seem as if there isn't any tobacco on the island. My driver and I have been on the road for more …

Insights: Culture

Insights: Culture

At the age of 62, I became a better person. Oh, sure, I know some will say, "No you didn't -- you just drove a better car." But listen to me. I bought a Jaguar, and …

Insights: Indulgences

Insights: Indulgences

"You've got rocks in your head," says Dick Guthrie. It's one thing when your wife says so, but it really hurts when your mechanic points it out. Guthrie is the owner of ATD, …

Insights: Investing

Insights: Investing

In the October 1999 edition of Cigar Aficionado, I wrote a column titled "These Are Not Your Father's Utility Stocks," which detailed how the deregulation of the utilities …

Insights: Politics

Insights: Politics

During the prolonged 2000 election, while the nation stood transfixed by the question of who would head our government, a quiet crisis escaped public attention: Would there be …

Insights: Sports

Insights: Sports

As long as the money is big, sports agents are inevitable -- and some will go bad They are bandits with briefcases, the unscrupulous sports agents who prey on unsuspecting …

Sports Memorabilia Dealers

Sports Memorabilia Dealers

In a far cry from the warm and fuzzy childhood memories of flipping baseball cards for innocent gambling fun, sports memorabilia collecting has grown into a multibillion-dollar …

The Batista-Lansky Alliance

The Batista-Lansky Alliance

It was December 31, 1958. Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista raised a New Year's Eve toast to his cabinet members and senior military officers and wished them hasta la vista. …

Cigars

The Decline of Cuban Cigars

The Decline of Cuban Cigars

Only a few brands still rate outstanding

Back to the Drawing Board

Back to the Drawing Board

Plugged smokes are plaguing the quality of Cuban cigars

The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man

You might not know José Seijas, but you probably smoke his cigars.

Ratings from this Issue

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Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Torpedo Maduro
93
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Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Principe

Issue Date: June 1, 2001
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Principe
92
points

Indian Tabac Super Fuerte Robusto

Issue Date: June 1, 2001
Indian Tabac Super Fuerte Robusto
92
points
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Diplomatico

Up Front

Can You Believe It?

Can You Believe It?

It's the year 2001. Since the beginning of this century, it's been a pretty normal period of extraordinary occurrences. A new space station. A stock market bust. Earthquakes in …

The Good Life

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