Nov/Dec 2007
In this issue

Tom Selleck • Nov/Dec 2007

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado, featuring an interview with Tom Selleck. Also, a trio of 96-point Havanas from the '90s, the excitement around Jose "Pepin" Garcia, on-location smoking with Josh Bernstein, and ratings and notes on 79 cigars. 

Features

Magnum Opus

Magnum Opus

It's his voice. With the possible exception of some classic cartoon characters, there aren't many performers who can claim the kind of voice that multiple generations can …

More Confessions of a Weekend Golfer: Year in Review

More Confessions of a Weekend Golfer: Year in Review

Being "The Shotmaker" means carrying around a lot of pressure to make the key drive or crucial putt on the 18th hole that defines one's reputation. Sadly, I was not the shotmaker …

A New Caribbean Golf Kingdom

A New Caribbean Golf Kingdom

Frank Rainieri climbs into the driver's seat of his big, black SUV, which has been parked curbside in the departure area of the Punta Cana International Airport, his airport. He …

The World's Best New Hotels & Resorts

The World's Best New Hotels & Resorts

The world population has never been wealthier and demand for luxury goods, services and accommodations is at an unprecedented high. Whether today's affluent travelers are …

Flynn's Last Fling

Flynn's Last Fling

In the summer of 1956, Errol Flynn traveled to Havana to star in The Big Boodle , a low-grade crime drama about a casino croupier who stumbles across a counterfeiting ring. It …

Rolling the Dice in Paradise

Rolling the Dice in Paradise

In poker it's the riffling of chips. In backgammon it's the rumbling of dice. Either way, when that very distinct sound reverberates from multiple sources simultaneously, you can …

Zoning In

Zoning In

When Jamal Crawford stepped onto the court at Madison Square Garden for the New York Knicks' January matchup against the Miami Heat last season, he wasn't thinking it would be …

Pixel This!

Pixel This!

The technology section at my local bookstore is cluttered with titles seemingly aimed at credit card—carrying troglodytes. Windows Vista for Dummies. The Complete Idiot's Guide …

Power Watches

Power Watches

Entering the boardroom, the first thing on your mind is making the right impression. Not just with your business acumen, but with your smart, confident style. So you dress in …

Dynamic Diesels

Dynamic Diesels

Two new BMWs sit idling under the broiling Spanish sun. My first thought is simply to get inside, out of the heat. But I'm here for a test drive, not a siesta, so I jump into the …

Decked-Out Jets

Decked-Out Jets

A flying office is one of the ways a customer can personalize his private jet. A gentleman, who prefers to go unnamed, was in the market for a new jet. Nothing big like …

Cigars

The Two Worlds Of Josh Bernstein

The Two Worlds Of Josh Bernstein

The globe-trotter who hosted The History Channel's "Digging for the Truth" and now stars in a new series for the Discovery Channel is as comfortable in modern culture as he is …

The Cigar Quote Primer

The Cigar Quote Primer

Some of the most celebrated sayings about cigars have a long, colorful and sometimes surprising history

The Robusto Generation

The Robusto Generation

Once the province of Cuban-cigar connoisseurs, the short, stout smoke is one of today's most popular sizes

The Next Big Thing in Cigars, Pepin

The Next Big Thing in Cigars, Pepin

A star roller from Cuba, now in Miami, José "Pepin" Garcia is making some of the world's finest cigars.

Ratings from this Issue

94
points

Oliva Serie V Torpedo

Issue Date: December 1, 2007
Oliva Serie V Torpedo
92
points

Dona Flor Selecao Robusto

Issue Date: December 1, 2007
Dona Flor Selecao Robusto
92
points

Montecristo No. 3

Issue Date: December 1, 2007
Montecristo No. 3
92
points

Montecristo No. 2

Issue Date: December 1, 2007
Montecristo No. 2

Up Front

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I found the exchange of viewpoints about the Cuba issue fascinating, as was the issue [June 2007]. I would point out, however, that Alarcon's interview was not …

The Good Life

iPhone

iPhone

For a brief moment at the end of June, owning an iPhone, the holy grail of telephony, was enough to transform ordinary mortals. Women loved you. Men feared you. Small children …

Crocodile Loafers

Crocodile Loafers

The easy-wearing, careless style of the loafer is an American classic (even if schooled abroad) and a direct descendant of the shoes humans slipped on when they first sniffed at …

Ritz-Carltons of Naples, Florida

Ritz-Carltons of Naples, Florida

The dilemma of the family vacation is to reconcile varying concepts of leisure. You want to hit the links with a passion, your wife prefers pamper time and the kids are happiest …

New Cigars

New Cigars

Ah, autumn, when the leaves start to fall and the new cigars begin to appear on the shelves of your favorite shop. This year's variety will cover everyone on your gift list and …

Holiday Goose

Holiday Goose

The patriotic fervor that informs our choice of turkey for the American holiday feasts ignores one point of nature that the Old World has long remembered: it is the goose itself …

Atomic Nomad Skis

Atomic Nomad Skis

Coming off months of basking on the beach and lazy autumnal walks, you had expected your first ski day to be rife with crippling thigh burn, but midway through your morning run, …

De Grisogono Instrumento Novantatre

De Grisogono Instrumento Novantatre

The name de Grisogono may be more evocative of the flashy, ultra-expensive jewelry you'd expect to see on yachts in Porto Cervo, beaches in Gstaad, nightclubs in Moscow or ski …

Maserati GranTurismo

Maserati GranTurismo

Forget Michael Schumacher. Few have dominated motor sports like the legendary "Maestro," the Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio. Exactly a half century ago, at the age of 46, he …

Moët & Chandon Vintage 2000

Moët & Chandon Vintage 2000

Tradition and wine often go hand in hand. Messing with more than 250 years of tradition can be tricky, especially when you have the No. 1—selling Champagne brand in the United …

Suzuki LT-R450 Special Edition ATV

Suzuki LT-R450 Special Edition ATV

You're in the middle of unfamiliar woods, scanning the environment. Fallen trees line the right side of the landscape, large boulders dot the ground to the left. Through the dense …

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