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May/June 2019
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Paul Giamatti • May/June 2019

There is seemingly no role Paul Giamatti can’t tackle, and now he returns to TV as the complicated lawman Chuck Rhoades Jr. in Showtime’s “Billions.” During his nearly 30 years as an actor, Giamatti has won both Emmy and Golden Globe awards, along with nominations for an Oscar and a Tony, and we sit down with the multitalented actor to learn what has kept him going during his prolific career. Plus, we take a look at Pebble Beach, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary by hosting this year's U.S. Open, look into the world of Bourbon collecting, and go inside Tabacalera de Garcia, the famous factory that makes Dominican Montecristos, Romeo y Julietas and H. Upmann Cigars.

Features

Roles of a Lifetime

Roles of a Lifetime

Paul Giamatti stood on a movie set, surrounded by hundreds of extras, most of them made up to look like talking monkeys, just like he was. And at that moment, he knew he’d made …

National Treasure

National Treasure

Off the back of the eighth tee at the Pebble Beach Golf Links , where the Pacific Ocean and the headland meet just above the teeming waters, an otter floats on its back, banging …

Pelota In The Sun

Pelota In The Sun

The sun beats down, punishing green and brown ballfields. The image is every bit as familiar as the strains of meringue and salsa rising from the dusty alleys. It is said that …

Collectible Bourbon

Collectible Bourbon

Suppose your rich uncle—or distant great grandfather—had been a liquor dealer with the foresight to lay in cases of Bourbon and rye just before Prohibition made them illegal to …

Cigars

50 Years A Factory

50 Years A Factory

Tabacalera de Garcia, the maker of such storied cigars as Montecristo, Romeo y Juileta and H. Upmann, may be middle-aged, but it makes almost a third of the handmade cigars …

Habanos Day

Habanos Day

Education is the theme, but love of tobacco and rum is the draw, when Habanos S.A. takes its show on the road to teach the world about Cuba’s best-known exports.

The 2019 Els for Autism Pro-Am

The 2019 Els for Autism Pro-Am

The 2019 Els For Autism charity golf tournament raised more than $1 million.

Big Smoke Rocks Florida at the Seminole Hard Rock

Big Smoke Rocks Florida at the Seminole Hard Rock

On Saturday, more than 1,000 cigar lovers converged at Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke Florida for one, cigar-filled night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, …

Connoisseur’s Corner: Romeo y Julieta Fabuloso (1985)

Connoisseur’s Corner: Romeo y Julieta Fabuloso (1985)

This tasting of vintage cigars features a Romeo y Julieta Fabuloso from 1985 and a 1986 Quai D’Orsay Imperiales.

Ratings from this Issue

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Room101 Farce It Is A Lonsdale

Issue Date: June 1, 2019
Room101 Farce It Is A Lonsdale
93
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Punch Diablo Scamp

Issue Date: June 1, 2019
Punch Diablo Scamp
93
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Aladino Toro

Issue Date: June 1, 2019
Aladino Toro
93
points

Gran Habano La Conquista Gran Robusto

Issue Date: June 1, 2019
Gran Habano La Conquista Gran Robusto

Up Front

The Day Congress  Listened to Cigarmakers

The Day Congress Listened to Cigarmakers

On April 5, members of the United States Congress came to Ybor City, Florida, to hear the plight of the premium cigar industry. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), the Chairman of the Senate …

Out of the Humidor, June 2019

Out of the Humidor, June 2019

Dear Marvin, Being a fan of the series, I very much enjoyed your April 2019 article on “The Sopranos.” [“First Family,” March/April 2019.] There were a couple of bits of …

The Good Life

The Grand Hotel Le Trois Rois, Basel, Switzerland

The Grand Hotel Le Trois Rois, Basel, Switzerland

For some three centuries, Le Trois Rois has offered travelers a slice of Old European luxury on the banks of the Rhine. Named for Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar, the Three Kings …

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

The familiar advice offered to men who go shopping for new clothing is that you can’t go wrong with navy blue. The problem is you can’t go very far right either. As classic as it …

BMW X7

BMW X7

In the 20 years since BMW launched the X5, one of the original European luxury SUVs, it has filled in most of the remaining white space with products ranging from the X1 to X6. …

Salmon Dials

Salmon Dials

Like the pink-hued fish that brave the current to spawn at their place of origin, salmon dial watches, adorned with coppery, golden faces and framed by white metal cases, have …

Son & Son Gold Bullion Ashtray

Son & Son Gold Bullion Ashtray

Unless you’re a high-ranking government official, it’s unlikely you’ll ever get inside the gold vault at Fort Knox, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring a little Fort Knox into …

Super Tequilas

Super Tequilas

Tequila fans know that Mexico’s piquant spirit is made from agave, a succulent plant that takes eight to 12 years to mature. Sadly for those in the business, a similar cycle …

Have A Ball

Have A Ball

Better. Longer. Faster. The newest golf balls on the market boast accolades that might remind you of the old TV show “The Six Million Dollar Man.” But the hype is anchored in …

The Mob Museum

The Mob Museum

On a cold February morning in 1929, four men, two of whom dressed as police, entered a Chicago garage, lined up five gangsters, a former optician and a mechanic and filled them …