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May/June 2008
In this issue

Tiger Woods • May/June 2008

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado, and tee off with Tiger Woods. Also, Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a 100-point smoke from 1960, an interview with cigarmaker Michael Chiusano, and ratings and notes on 75 cigars. 

Features

More Confessions of a Weekend Golfer: With Ernie Els <br />at the Honda Classic

More Confessions of a Weekend Golfer: With Ernie Els
at the Honda Classic

When the invitation came by e-mail a few months ago inviting me to play in the Honda Classic Pro-Am at PGA National Resort & Spa, I was not that interested. But the more I …

The Convention King

The Convention King

It's nice to be the man that Forbes magazine has dubbed the third richest in America. But it's also pretty good to be his friend. That point becomes abundantly clear on a …

New Comp City

New Comp City

The Paiza Club is a club in the truest sense of the word: if you're not invited, you're not welcome. Nestled on the 36th floor of The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, …

Xtreme Machines

Xtreme Machines

With so many sedans, coupes, crossovers and sports cars on the market, you'd think there'd be something for everyone out there. Yet when you get down to it, most of the …

Video to Go

Video to Go

Strap me into a metal tube at 30,000 feet for six hours, and a player full of music is poor ammunition, indeed, in the mind-numbing, spirit-rotting battle against boredom. On the …

Fight Club

Fight Club

The bell rings. Chris Lytle and Kyle Bradley bounce to the center of the octagon, sizing each other up. The tale of the tape suggests a competitive fight between evenly …

Forward in Time

Forward in Time

It was a phone call that Joachim Schulz never would have expected. A physicist who has spent his career occupied with the application of microtechnology for research purposes, …

Cigars

Cusano's Growth Plan

Cusano's Growth Plan

How former pension fund manager Michael Chiusano sequed into the cigar world and now plans to expand his 13-year-old Cusano cigar brand.

Rolling By the Book

Rolling By the Book

Lectors have been reading to workers in Cuban cigar factories since the 1860s. The tradition continues today.

Glory in a Glass

Glory in a Glass

Some men dream of riches. Some men dream of fame. Tom Klein dreams of capturing magic in a single glass of wine.

U.S. Customs and Cuban Cigars

U.S. Customs and Cuban Cigars

Our European editor discovers that America's borders are safe and secure against Cuban tobacco products

Ratings from this Issue

95
points

Rocky Patel Decade Torpedo

Issue Date: June 1, 2008
Rocky Patel Decade Torpedo
93
points
Por Larrañaga Robusto de Larrañaga Edicion Regional
93
points

Montecristo No. 4

Issue Date: June 1, 2008
Montecristo No. 4
92
points

Ramon Allones Specially Selected

Issue Date: June 1, 2008
Ramon Allones Specially Selected

Up Front

Why Tiger?

Why Tiger?

It's a good question. He's not a cigar smoker, unless chided into it by Michael Jordan on some remote part of a very private golf course. But he is simply one of the greatest …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I grew up in the '60s and '70s, when Americans didn't appreciate the sacrifice by military members and their families. You see, my father shipped out to North …

The Good Life

Meridian F80

Meridian F80

I know we're all sophisticated men of the world here, exquisitely sensitive to the quality of the gear we buy and only peripherally concerned with that mundane matter of price. …

Jaguar XF

Jaguar XF

New cars, like old baseball teams, often inspire clichés. You're right to be inured to phrases like "a breathtaking new design" or "jaw-dropping performance." But if you hear the …

Palmilla, One & Only, Los Cabos, Mexico

Palmilla, One & Only, Los Cabos, Mexico

You'd think it was a mirage. The white sand disappears into the azure waters in front of your beachside villa, while behind you the desert stretches out to the horizon. Palmilla, …

Official Major League Baseball

Official Major League Baseball

Your dream of pitching in the "Bigs" may have been dashed long ago, but you're still the go-to arm when it comes to throwing batting practice to your kids at the local diamond. …

Tools of the Grate

Tools of the Grate

Every outdoor chef, whether he cooks with charcoal, wood, gas or electric, needs good tools to flip his burgers, turn his steak or baste his ribs. Choose the right ones and …

Chopard Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono

Chopard Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono

If you're sitting behind the wheel of a vintage grand touring car at the start of Italy's Mille Miglia road rally this May, you'll need a watch to keep you up to speed. The Mille …

The BeerTender

The BeerTender

A cold keg of suds at a summer barbecue is a beautiful thing. And a pint of ale at the local pub is time well spent. But what to do when you ache for the pleasures of draft beer …

Silk Handkerchiefs

Silk Handkerchiefs

I love fine neckties, but right about this time of year I get a little too hot under the collar to be choking myself with such a yoke all summer. Yet I loath to relinquish that …

The Mint Julep

The Mint Julep

While I am an official Kentucky Colonel by order of the governor of said commonwealth, the rights and privileges appertaining to that honorific include neither an invitation to …

Pinball Wizardry

Pinball Wizardry

With each hand commanding a flipper, your eyes fixed on the ball and cigar smoke illuminated by the flashing lights, your body language tells it all. Just 15,000 more points till …

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