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Nov/Dec 2006
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Dennis Haysbert • Nov/Dec 2006

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado and see how Dennis Haysbert has fashioned the strong, disciplined type into success. Also, fire up a 99-rated Hoyo de Monterrey from 1996, go inside and outside the ring with Sugar Ray Leonard, check out the best in luxury resorts and world-class watches, and read what's fueling Scotch's evolution. That and much, much more, on newsstands now.

Features

The Haysbert Principle

The Haysbert Principle

All political correctness aside, size matters. Especially in Hollywood. And in politics. Actor Dennis Haysbert—at a height of 6 feet 4 inches and with the depth and breadth of …

By The Book

By The Book

In 1978, Tom Kite stood over a birdie putt on the fifth hole at the Pinehurst No. 2 course. He was an aspiring young professional with one tournament victory, and now he was …

The World's Best Resorts

The World's Best Resorts

You can get your kicks from holing up in a luxurious villa and relaxing on a powdery white sand beach or skiing until your legs give out. Resorts feature something for everyone. …

The Asian Vegas

The Asian Vegas

The newly opened Wynn Macau is a scaled-down version of Wynn Las Vegas. Macau's casino row may soon rival the Las Vegas Strip. It is a rainy weekend in Asia. So rainy, in …

A Coach's Decision

A Coach's Decision

A warm sun slants through the palms on the campus of the University of Southern California. Coeds in halter tops glide on bicycles past the football practice field. When a horn …

The Joy of Driving Green

The Joy of Driving Green

Streams of sunlight pierce the forest canopy as we whip through California redwood country. Our lake blue Bentley Continental GTC convertible slips back and forth between shadow …

Of Course You Know Disc Means War!

Of Course You Know Disc Means War!

You buy yourself a big, beautiful high-definition TV, sign up for high-definition programming from your friendly cable or satellite TV provider, maybe connect an antenna to grab …

The Gentle Art of Cupping

The Gentle Art of Cupping

El hecho de ser un cafetalero sin un laboratorio de catación, es como ser un jugador de béisbol con mala vista sin gafas, enfrentándose con un lanzador que tira 90 millas …

Great Scotch!

Great Scotch!

"This is the closest thing we've ever done to a breakfast whisky." Dr. Bill Lumsden is only half joking as he displays a wine glass full of Champagne-colored Glenmorangie …

Best in Show

Best in Show

Walking down the broad, carpeted walkway of Hall 1 at Baselworld, the world's largest watch fair with some 2,100 exhibitors, feels a lot like taking a stroll down Rodeo Drive in …

The Sweet Life of Sugar Ray

The Sweet Life of Sugar Ray

You knew business was down, but until the boss said you'd be flying to Las Vegas for a motivational speech by Sugar Ray Leonard, you hadn't realized how bad things really were. …

Cigars

A Conversation with Angel Daniel Núñez

A Conversation with Angel Daniel Núñez

The man behind Macanudo cigars—and the Connecticut shade tobacco grown to wrap them.

Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times

Throwaway cigar ads from long ago have become hot collector's items

Molding the Future of Cigars

Molding the Future of Cigars

A small company in Pennsylvania plays a major role in the cigar-making process

Never a Dull Moment

Never a Dull Moment

At C.A.O.,Tim Ozgener focuses on innovation and creativity, from blending new cigars to bringing them to the market

Ratings from this Issue

92
points

Montecristo Petit Tubo

Issue Date: December 1, 2006
Montecristo Petit Tubo
91
points

Montecristo Robusto Edición Limitada 2006

Issue Date: December 1, 2006
Montecristo Robusto Edición Limitada 2006
91
points

San Cristobal de la Habana Muralla

Issue Date: December 1, 2006
San Cristobal de la Habana Muralla
91
points

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Principe

Issue Date: December 1, 2006
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Principe

Up Front

Thank You, Tim Smith

Thank You, Tim Smith

In "Out of the Humidor" this issue, we encourage you to read a letter from Tim Smith, who, like many of us, paused on September 11 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, On September 11, I was watching the coverage of the many memorial services honoring those who were victims of the attacks five years ago. During the coverage, my …

The Good Life

Shure E500PTH Earbuds

Shure E500PTH Earbuds

It became clear to me years ago that using the headphones supplied by the manufacturer to listen to a portable audio player is a lot like trying to eat watermelon through a …

The Scarf

The Scarf

No garment combines simplicity and utility like the scarf. Minimal in design—essentially, it's just a long rectangle of cloth—the scarf most nearly approaches the ideal of one …

Elie Bleu Straw Marquetry Humidor

Elie Bleu Straw Marquetry Humidor

If you are looking at the adjacent photograph and thinking either that you're hallucinating or that Elie Bleu has started making irregularly shaped humidors for the consternation …

Butterfield & Robinson

Butterfield & Robinson

In 1966, the term adventure travelers meant astronauts and explorers. Today it refers to the fast-growing segment of the leisure market that wants something more challenging from …

Audemars Piguet Millenary

Audemars Piguet Millenary

If you were to group Audemars Piguet with brands like Rolex and Paneria that have built their reputation on sports watches, you wouldn't be far off. Signature Audemars Piguet …

Mercedes S-Class

Mercedes S-Class

When it comes to premium luxury sedans, the Mercedes S-Class has always been the 800-pound gorilla—or more accurately in its latest incarnation, the 4,465-pound king of the …

Holiday Punch

Holiday Punch

Today's mixologists crow that ours is "The Cocktail Culture" and offer the many recent variations of the supposedly seminal Martini as proof. With all due respect to modern …

Spyder Limited Edition Ski Jacket

Spyder Limited Edition Ski Jacket

It's a perfect day atop Mount Paradise and you're considering one last long comtemplative ski run. You press a button on your sleeve and an iPod concealed in your jacket pipes …

Truffles

Truffles

Consider this: last November, a 2.6-pound white Italian truffle was auctioned for a record $112,000 at Sotheby's of London. Are you wondering what the qualities of that humungous …

Truman's Gentlemen's Groomers

Truman's Gentlemen's Groomers

Sleek modern decor rules at Truman's Gentlemen's Groomers. But that's the only thing Truman's has in common with salons populated by haircutters who holster blow-dryers on their …