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May/June 03
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Cuban Models • May/June 03

Pick up the latest issue of Cigar Aficionado, and read about the gorgeous Cuban supermodels, the massive Cadillac Sixteen, a Davidoff with an unheard of 100 point rating, Cuba's fight against counterfeiters, Fox Sports' Lisa Guerrero and much, much more.

Features

The Supermodels of Cuba

The Supermodels of Cuba

Cuba is a land associated with music, sports, cinema, art, literature, architecture and, of course, cigars. Mention these subjects in the context of the Caribbean island and no …

Sport: Why Are We So Upset About LeBron James?

Sport: Why Are We So Upset About LeBron James?

It was her time in skating, and when that happens for stars, everybody else has to get out of the way. As always, nine million hours of television coverage were just a warm-up act …

The Iron Man

The Iron Man

Dana Quigley plays golf. He has played every single Champions Tour event he has been eligible for since he won his first tournament in 1997. When he isn't playing in a tournament, …

The Whale Hunter

The Whale Hunter

Steve Cyr has 72 hours in which to make $300,000. If he succeeds, it will require many sessions of high altitude gambling, endless schmoozing, world-class coddling, a bit of …

The Sultans of Swing

The Sultans of Swing

For as long as hitters have dug into the batter's box and pitchers have wound up and delivered home, debates have raged over which baseball players clubbed the ball the best. In …

Bargain Basement Jets?

Bargain Basement Jets?

Vern Raburn swears up and down he'll sell you a new jet for $950,000. The dream is a good one. Close your eyes and see a future where closer-to-ordinary citizens can buy …

Cars: Caddy's Comeback

Cars: Caddy's Comeback

As the lights dim, silence sweeps across the old opera house. Rumors have been working their way through the automotive inner circle for weeks and now, everyone seems to be …

The World's Greatest Inns

The World's Greatest Inns

When the Mobil Travel Guide recently announced its recipients of the coveted five-star awards for 2003, the list included members of the world's top hotel chains. Mandarin …

Get the Show on the Road

Get the Show on the Road

Catching the miles tick away as you cruise the highways and byways in your luxury automobileÖpeering at the towns and villages huddled beside the train tracks as the great iron …

The Hardest-Working Girl in Sports

The Hardest-Working Girl in Sports

When you're sleeping, Lisa Guerrero is working. When you're relaxing, Lisa Guerrero is working. When you're vacationing, Lisa Guerrero is working. When she's vacationing, Lisa …

Cigars

Hot Hybrids

Hot Hybrids

Growers play the mating game to concoct new tobacco strains

Cigar Diary: Fighting Counterfeits

Cigar Diary: Fighting Counterfeits

Habanos S.A., Cuba's global cigar distribution company, struggles to keep fake cigars off the market, both in Cuba and around the world

Ratings from this Issue

93
points

Cohiba Esplendido

Issue Date: June 1, 2003
Cohiba Esplendido
92
points

Romeo y Julieta 1875 Tubos Numero Dos

Issue Date: June 1, 2003
Romeo y Julieta 1875 Tubos Numero Dos
91
points
Romeo y Julieta 1875 Tubos Petite Numero Dos
91
points

Sancho Panza Double Maduro La Mancha

Issue Date: June 1, 2003
Sancho Panza Double Maduro La Mancha

Up Front

A Special Night to Remember

A Special Night to Remember

On this night, the war in Iraq took center stage. How ironic, with American troops putting themselves at risk, that the New York City smoking ban had taken effect less than 24 …

Letters: Out of the Humidor

Letters: Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I am a subscriber to Cigar Aficionado and I very much enjoy cigars. As an employee in the much maligned tobacco industry, a former member of the United States …

The Good Life

Husqvarna Auto Mower

Husqvarna Auto Mower

You settle into your hammock, a cigar in one hand, a highball in the other. Across the street, your neighbor is toiling away, sweat dripping down his brow. You're both performing …

Belstaff Motorcycle Jacket

Belstaff Motorcycle Jacket

Leave to the Brits to create essential gear for any activity. Leave it to the Italians to recognize its essential beauty and wear it as a style statement. It was the former who …

CT 500 Room Console

CT 500 Room Console

If you simply want to filter a room from a single cigar, open a window. If you've got a house full of avid aficionados, puffing on stogies, consult a nuclear engineer. At …

Crosskate 616 Backcountry Skates

Crosskate 616 Backcountry Skates

Winter ends and you who have been serenely mobile on cross-country skis have to sit back and jealously watch the inline skaters as they whiz past you down the street in the …

Nissan 350Z

Nissan 350Z

It's Friday on the FDR Drive, and the stockbrokers in the black Beamer keep staring. We zoom along in eighth-mile zips, then slow to stops as traffic clogs, all of us trying to …

The Patek Philippe Celestial

The Patek Philippe Celestial

If you want a watch that will not only tell you when it is, but where you are -- in terms of the cosmos -- the Patek Philippe Celestial is the stargazer of choice. The …

The Poker Game

The Poker Game

The kids are on sleep-overs and your wife has a girls' night out. In the fridge, bottles of ale and lager are getting frosty, and there's no shortage of spirits. Cigars are primed …

Distillers' Masterpiece

Distillers' Masterpiece

May's most exciting two minutes -- the Kentucky Derby -- bring two decisions each year: which horse to bet and which Bourbon to drink? While it's fine to slosh well-brand …