Nov/Dec 98
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Features

JFK Revisited

JFK Revisited

Thirty-five years after his death, John Fitzgerald Kennedy remains a vivid presence in the minds of his countrymen. In a way, it is odd that this should be so. Nearly half the …

Alonzo & Berlin's Lobster House, Key West, Florida

Alonzo & Berlin's Lobster House, Key West, Florida

Back in the 1950s, Key West was the stuff of a cigar aficionado's dreams. A night out meant dinner and a Cuban cigar on the waterfront, a short flight over the Florida Straits, …

Printer's Row, Chicago, Illinois

Printer's Row, Chicago, Illinois

As a young Chicago chef, Michael Foley opened his first restaurant in 1981, striking out in a neighborhood where few thought he could survive. Printer's Row--a rugged South Loop …

Hotel Vernet, Paris, France

Hotel Vernet, Paris, France

A boutique hotel, or hôtel de charme as the French say, the Hôtel Vernet looks like a fine private town house. Less than a block from the Place de l'Etoile and Arc de Triomphe as …

The Pierre, New York City

The Pierre, New York City

When relaxing in the Rotunda, watching Neptune, Venus and other mythological figures cavort in the puffy, rococo clouds overhead, guests at this fabled Beaux Arts landmark are …

Maestro of the Myriad

Maestro of the Myriad

Drew Nieporent is only five minutes late for lunch, a virtual early bird by New York standards. No sooner does he sit down at a sunny window seat of his Tribeca Grill then the …

From Left to Write

From Left to Write

I really think cigar smoking does make you smarter. Or maybe it just makes you sit still long enough to be smart. Or maybe it creates such a big stink that nobody comes around to …

Caviar Cachet

Caviar Cachet

Caviar was not always the stuff of dreams. Once it was a reality of everyday life. In nineteenth-century Russia, caviar was so abundant that "people used to clarify their soups …

Fashion: American Dreams

Fashion: American Dreams

The contemporary wardrobe of the American male contains a number of classic items that weren't all necessarily invented by us but are clothing styles whose genre we perfected, so …

Grand Old Golf

Grand Old Golf

The drive north from The Homestead resort in Hot Springs, Virginia, to The Greenbrier in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia, can take less than an hour. Yet this stretch of …

Land Ho! Antique Maps

Land Ho! Antique Maps

The gentleman's pedigree was impeccable--but the antique maps stuffed under his sweater were stolen. Fitzhugh Lee Opie, a great-great-grandnephew of Gen. Robert E. Lee, …

Porsche Panache

Porsche Panache

As I sit in a car speeding at 150 mph for the first time in my life, I flash back several decades to early childhood. Riding next to my father on a highway, I would press the …

Really The Blues

Really The Blues

The warmth, the coziness, the golden glow of the red and amber stage lights suffusing every corner of the room of Lee's Unleaded Blues Cocktail Lounge that greets you as you step …

Single-Malt Scotches

Single-Malt Scotches

These generous whiskies, with their individual flavours, do recall the world of hills and glens, of raging elements, of shelter, of divine ease. The perfect moment for their …

The World Series of Poker

The World Series of Poker

Dreams do come true. But so do nightmares. For many years I have written about the World Series of Poker, the biggest poker tournament on earth, where, in the World …

Underhand About Secondhand

Underhand About Secondhand

You know the look. Every cigar smoker does. It starts with a glance, moves to a grimace and settles into a scowl. People get up and move away. Then the comments start. "Could you …

Cigars

Carlos Fuente

Carlos Fuente

Carlos Fuente Jr. has become one of the most recognizable people in the cigar business. While at the helm of Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia., he has seen the company rise to one of …

Family Matters—The Perez Tobacco Growers

Family Matters—The Perez Tobacco Growers

For the Perez family of Miami's A.S.P. Enterprises Inc., tobacco growing is more than just a career—it's in the genes.

Ratings from this Issue

93
points

Ramon Allones Specially Selected

Issue Date: December 1, 1998
Ramon Allones Specially Selected
90
points

Bolivar Royal Corona

Issue Date: December 1, 1998
Bolivar Royal Corona
90
points

Cohiba Robusto

Issue Date: December 1, 1998
Cohiba Robusto
90
points

Partagas Serie D No. 4

Issue Date: December 1, 1998
Partagas Serie D No. 4

Up Front

The Truth Comes Out

The Truth Comes Out

We can't help but feel some satisfaction about a judge's ruling this summer regarding the 1993 Environmental Protection Agency report on secondhand smoke. Judge William Osteen of …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, Mary is blonde, beautiful, and the most vivacious woman I've ever known. She's also my fiancée. Like me, she's not a cigarette smoker, so I didn't know how …

The Good Life

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