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10th Anniversary Issue • Nov/Dec 02

Features

A Decade to Remember

A Decade to Remember

The sixth-floor atrium of New York's Marriott Marquis was jammed. It was about 4 p.m. on May 17, 1993, and 400 or so men were waiting patiently, more than two hours in advance of …

Basketball: Top of the Rim

Basketball: Top of the Rim

After the Chicago Bulls won their 70th game in the 1995-96 season, a reporter asked Michael Jordan if they were the greatest team ever. Jordan's reply was curt: "Did anyone else …

The Cigar-Friendly Golf Tour

The Cigar-Friendly Golf Tour

John Jacobs walked into the opulent clubhouse of the Tournament Players' Club at Jasna Polana in Princeton, New Jersey, with a lit cigar in his hand and a smile on his face. He …

Gaming: The Million-Dollar Carrot

Gaming: The Million-Dollar Carrot

At first glance, Anthony Curtis just seems to be a wiry, intense, fast-talking publisher of some of the world's most enlightening books on gambling. His company, Huntington Press, …

Battle at the Bar

Battle at the Bar

"What is the best drink with a fine cigar?" is probably the question I field most as an editor of Cigar Aficionado , especially since I do much of the spirits writing in the …

Cigars

<I>Cigar Aficionado's</I> Hall of Fame

Cigar Aficionado's Hall of Fame

Six men who dedicated their lives to building the cigar industry -- and improving the cigars we smoke

Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers

A collection of profiles about leading members of the cigar industry.

The Exodus

The Exodus

When Fidel Castro threw Cuba's cigarmakers out of their factories, he unwittingly re-created an industry

All-Time Top Cigars

All-Time Top Cigars

In the winter of 1992, Cigar Aficionado ran profiles of five Cuban cigars hailed as the benchmarks of the cigar world. The cigars set the standard for quality craftsmanship, …

A New Era for Cuban Cigars?

A New Era for Cuban Cigars?

The top two executives of Habanos S.A., Oscar Basulto and Jaime Garcia-Andrade, are sitting in a boardroom at their offices on Third Avenue in Havana's Miramar neighborhood, …

Cigar Diary: In the Box

Cigar Diary: In the Box

Cuba has created lots of excitement with its limited-edition cigars and humidors

Brand Awareness

Brand Awareness

So how is it that for almost every classic Cuban brand, a cigar made outside of Cuba shares its name? In most cases, it happened because a cigarmaker left Cuba after his company …

Ratings from this Issue

92
points

Padrón Serie 1926 No. 1

Issue Date: December 1, 2002
Padrón Serie 1926  No. 1
91
points

Trinidad Churchill

Issue Date: December 1, 2002
Trinidad Churchill
90
points

Puros Indios Maxima Reserva No. 45

Issue Date: December 1, 2002
Puros Indios Maxima Reserva No. 45
90
points

Davidoff Special "B"

Issue Date: December 1, 2002
Davidoff Special "B"

Up Front

Ten Years After

Ten Years After

Sometimes it's OK to be proud. That's what we are today -- proud. Proud that CIGAR AFICIONADO has survived (and even prospered) in the 10 years since it was launched. Proud that …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I'm not a cigar smoker, but the August cover story in Cigar Aficionado on the state of the airline industry had me picking up, purchasing and poring over the …

The Good Life

Gyration Ultra Cordless Optical Mouse

Gyration Ultra Cordless Optical Mouse

A wireless mouse cuts the tether from hand to the computer, but is still anchored to the desktop mouse pad. The Ultra Cordless Optical Mouse from Gyration takes the revolution one …

Cashmere Socks

Cashmere Socks

Cashmere socks? That one has all the earmarks of the ultimate statement of conspicuous consumption. Take the finest of fabrics and squander it on the most pedestrian piece of …

Metrokane Ti Gold Rabbit Corkscrew

Metrokane Ti Gold Rabbit Corkscrew

The vinoscenti don't debate much about the best genre of corkscrew. It's the Rabbit, introduced by Metrokane in 2000, and its lever-operated relatives, all based on a design …

Backyard Putting Greens

Backyard Putting Greens

You're skulking off the course, the laughter of your golfing buddy burning in your ears. Not because you can't grip and rip. You missed a two-foot putt. Again. Your short …

Morgan Motor Cars

Morgan Motor Cars

Ragtops and two-seaters may be the new rage as carmakers ramp up modernized sports cars that once again allow wind in the hair and no room for kids or juice boxes. But one car …

…And What Does This Remote Do?

…And What Does This Remote Do?

Does the ultimate remote control, a) change the TV channel, b) have supplemental buttons for DVD and VCR or c) coordinate surround sound with stereo player? Answer: none of the …

Bollinger's Brut Grande Année 1995

Bollinger's Brut Grande Année 1995

If you think a wine's first duty is to be red or that Champagne is all fluff, only to be poured for a toast or celebration, Bollinger's Brut Grande Anné 1995 should convince you …