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Nov/Dec 00
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Features

Profile in Courage

Profile in Courage

A weary-looking Kenneth O'Donnell slips quietly through a side door into the Oval Office, looking for the two men who just saved the world from nuclear annihilation. But the room …

A Shop for Every Mood

A Shop for Every Mood

The first thing you notice when you leave the airport is that you're not in an antismoking police state anymore. Unlike in, say, Los Angeles, cigars can be bought and smoked …

Betting on the Greens

Betting on the Greens

In a town that has its own Pyramid, its own Sphinx, its own Venetian Canal and its own Eiffel Tower, do you think it would be difficult to grow grass? When you can build 5,000-roo…

Cyber Cars

Cyber Cars

Three a.m., and Butch Leitzinger is running 200 miles an hour down the treacherous Molsanne Straight at LeMans. All he has to do is hit a little spilt oil, a bit of debris, and …

Dining á Las Vegas

Dining á Las Vegas

A walk along restaurant row at The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas is the gastronomic equivalent of facing the NFL Pro Bowl lineup. You know the famous names, but they're not wearing …

Gadget Crazy

Gadget Crazy

What are the Santas in your life planning to buy you for the holidays this year? Maybe a beautiful cashmere sweater? A rare old first-edition? A bottle of 30-year-old Port? …

Hits and Runs

Hits and Runs

Most people enter a Las Vegas casino with the hope of winning enough money to pay for dinner and a show. Get onto a real big run, and maybe you can rack up a few thousand dollars …

Raising the Steaks

Raising the Steaks

Call it Meat Street, Carnivore Corner, Cholesterol Crossings or, in my case, simply heaven. In Las Vegas lies an intersection where a man can stand and take his pick from three …

Suite Success

Suite Success

I could have nodded off in the bathtub with a bottle of Opus One. I could have been sprawled atop the dining room table. I could have been busy on the toilet--any of the five--or …

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

To anyone with a criminal mind, each casino in Las Vegas must resemble a great big, neon-wrapped piggy bank--just waiting to be busted open. Money is the lifeblood that flows …

The Kingpins

The Kingpins

Steve Wynn's familiar voice found me in a rental car. "I've decided to keep a low profile," he said. "To keep quiet. I've been out front for twenty-five years, and I've taken the …

Insights: Culture—Rumor Has It

Insights: Culture—Rumor Has It

Some months ago, controversial Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas wrote an amazing book about the Baby Boomer mystique, the sex/drugs/rock and roll generation and the Bill …

Insights: Finance—Seduced by Growth Stocks

Insights: Finance—Seduced by Growth Stocks

As always, there are lots of things for investors to ponder. There are the usual economic issues (inflation, interest rates, earnings growth prospects). This year, there are …

Insights: Indulgences—Caviar Dreams

Insights: Indulgences—Caviar Dreams

I only got my fill of caviar once. My wife and I were married in Alsace, France, in 1980. I asked the great French winegrower Hubert Trimbach to be our best man. On the day …

Insights: Politics—The Election's Even Split

Insights: Politics—The Election's Even Split

Gridlock, deadlock and brinkmanship are the likely outcomes of the 2000 congressional elections. While Senate and House races are notoriously volatile and seats can swing one way …

Insights: Sports—NBA Preview

Insights: Sports—NBA Preview

It seems like only yesterday that Kobe Bryant was kissing the championship trophy, Phil Jackson was lighting a victory cigar, and Shaquille O'Neal was giving himself the most …

Great Moments

Great Moments

 "How about coming to Vegas with me?"   It was about the unlikeliest offer imaginable. We had met and fallen in love only a few weeks earlier, in Santa Barbara, …

March of the Toy Soldiers

March of the Toy Soldiers

Though H. G. Wells, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Malcolm Forbes were probably the most famous toy soldier collectors of their eras, you don't have to be a great novelist, swashbuckli…

Auction Report

Auction Report

CAMERAS AND PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT Leica fans focused on the July 13 sale at Christie's South Kensington as various vintage models hit the block. A Leica III g with a Leitz …

Cigars

One Tough Leaf

One Tough Leaf

Dark cigars are hot, and that calls for dark, rugged Connecticut broadleaf

Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

Fires, hurricanes and legal battles haven't dampened the Fuente family's passion for making cigars

Cigar Insider—Cuba's New Box Code

Cigar Insider—Cuba's New Box Code

Cuban cigar producers are marking boxes of cigars to designate where they were produced, despite saying earlier in the year that the nation's cigar factories were discontinuing …

Cigar Shapes, Sizes and Colors

Cigar Shapes, Sizes and Colors

A primer on cigar shapes, sizes and colors.

Ratings from this Issue

93
points

Padrón 1964 Milliennium Series Maduro

Issue Date: December 1, 2000
Padrón 1964 Milliennium Series Maduro
90
points

Ashton Aged Maduro No. 50

Issue Date: December 1, 2000
Ashton Aged Maduro No. 50
90
points

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo

Issue Date: December 1, 2000
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo
90
points

Arturo Fuente Añejo Reserva No. 48

Issue Date: December 1, 2000
Arturo Fuente  Añejo Reserva No. 48

Up Front

The Best and Worst of Our Government

The Best and Worst of Our Government

There are two prominent, and unusual, stories in this issue of Cigar Aficionado. The first is a Kevin Costner profile that revolves around his new movie, to be released in …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, In reply to your article "City of Exiles" in the August 2000 issue, written by Jonathan Kandell, I would like to make the following correction for the record.   …

The Good Life

There are no Good Life articles in this issue.