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May/June 2006
In this issue

Kurt Russell • May/June 2006

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado and read about the softer side of Kurt Russell which includes flying planes, navigating the open ocean, hunting elk, and playing a Hollywood action hero. Also, check out a 100-point Gigantes from 1991, have a Q&A with Felipe Gregorio's Philip Wynne, suit shop on Savile Row and read about the coming of U.S. Major League Soccer.

Features

Kicking back with Kurt

Kicking back with Kurt

After 45 years in the public eye, actor Kurt Russell is accustomed to being called many things by many people, but it seems that no term can raise his ire and one corner of his …

The Golden Golfers

The Golden Golfers

When Hale Irwin won his third U.S. Open at age 45, when Jack Nicklaus won his final Masters at age 46, when Ray Floyd won Doral at age 49, they made news. Surely, it was because …

Confessions of a Weekend Golfer: Playing with Ernie Els, Gary Player and Johann Rupert

Confessions of a Weekend Golfer: Playing with Ernie Els, Gary Player and Johann Rupert

(Editor's note. Three issues ago, I wrote about my experience of playing golf with Tiger Woods at the Buick Open, entitled "My Day with Tiger." The article struck a chord with …

Playing with the Pros

Playing with the Pros

It's early on a Friday afternoon and the Hyatt Lake Las Vegas crawls with card counters. Some of the smartest players in the business have swarmed this off-Strip hotel/casino, …

No-Limit Laptops

No-Limit Laptops

For all the numb-shouldered schleppers who can't bear to travel without electronics, 2006 is a milestone year—the 25th anniversary of the portable computer. Introduced in 1981, …

The Crossover Craze

The Crossover Craze

Hidden in the hills, not far from the crashing surf of California's Malibu coastline, a team of 23 Volkswagen designers, engineers and planners have quietly holed up in a rented …

The New Face of Savile Row

The New Face of Savile Row

A young bearded man wearing a motorcycle jacket, a fisherman's sweater and jeans saunters into a fine menswear store and announces he wants to buy a suit. He is welcomed and …

The Soccer Don

The Soccer Don

Anyone who spends time around Don Garber, the commissioner of Major League Soccer, soon sees why he's known as The Don. Garber has a hand in more business than a Sicilian on his …

The World's Best Public Courses

The World's Best Public Courses

If you love golf, you are going to travel to play it. The two pursuits are hopelessly intertwined, and with some 30,000-odd courses around the globe, from the Monterrey …

Cigars

The Luck of The  Draw in Havana

The Luck of The Draw in Havana

A Geneva tobacconist acquires the first 40th anniversary Cohiba humidor at the VIII Festival del Habano in March

A Conversation With Philip Wynne

A Conversation With Philip Wynne

The creator of Felipe Gregorio has been making cigars since 1990.

Under The Volcanoes

Under The Volcanoes

Tobacco men travel to the volcano-studded island of Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua for the next big thing

Ratings from this Issue

92
points

Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona

Issue Date: June 1, 2006
Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona
92
points

Montecristo No. 2

Issue Date: June 1, 2006
Montecristo No. 2
91
points

Saint Luis Rey Reserva Especial Belicoso

Issue Date: June 1, 2006
Saint Luis Rey Reserva Especial Belicoso
90
points

Tatuaje Cojonu 2003

Issue Date: June 1, 2006
Tatuaje Cojonu 2003

Up Front

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I have been a Cigar Aficionado subscriber from the beginning and have attended many Big Smokes. Although I live in North Carolina, I grew up in New York and …

The Good Life

Sonos Digital Music System

Sonos Digital Music System

You have a thousand CDs. You may even have a 500-disc CD player, a big home jukebox-style techno inferno that lets you select your favorite music with a remote from your …

The Polo Shirt

The Polo Shirt

The term itself is laden with misnomer—and it's not just that hardly anyone in a polo shirt is anywhere near a polo field. What we call polo shirts first gained currency on the …

Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Sprawling across nearly 30 acres, Roppongi Hills is massive even by Tokyo standards, a city-within-a-city that has become a modern new urban heart for the vast metropolis. The …

IQ Air GC MultGas Air Purifier

IQ Air GC MultGas Air Purifier

The reasoning goes that if it's good enough to battle airborne contaminants in hospitals and wage war on the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong, then the GC MultiGas air purifier from …

Maine Lobsters

Maine Lobsters

Boiled or baked? Hard shell or soft? Large or small? Male or female? Eaten with fingers or with a delicate seafood fork? There's not much consensus about Maine lobster except …

Aqx Aquatic Training Shoe

Aqx Aquatic Training Shoe

You've just finished a rousing game of volleyball at the company picnic and you're strolling toward the pool for a refreshing break from the hot summer rays. You strip down to …

IWC Portuguese F.A. Jones

IWC Portuguese F.A. Jones

It isn't very often you find a major Swiss watch-making company paying tribute to its American roots. That's because none of them have American roots. None, that is, except IWC, …

Ferrari F430

Ferrari F430

A morning chill nips the Napa Valley air, but it doesn't matter. We're going topless. With a touch of the start button, the F430's big engine comes to life. Another tap and the …

Vintage Port 2003

Vintage Port 2003

If a great cigar takes patience because it must be savored over a period of time, think of what can be said about great young vintage Port. It requires the patience of Job as …

Own a Racehorse

Own a Racehorse

Racehorse ownership may conjure an image of stallions cantering over acres of bluegrass to the delight of bluebloods,but Kentucky real estate holdings or high bids at the …