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Nov/Dec 99
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Vince McMahon • Nov/Dec 99

Features

King of the Ring

King of the Ring

 It's a summer night in Cleveland, and Vince McMahon, for once in his combative life, is backing down from a conflict. The chairman of the World Wrestling Federation is …

Caviar Russe, New York City

Caviar Russe, New York City

Just as Caviar Russe was making its way onto every New Yorker's must eat list in 1997, the roof caved in...literally. The facade of an adjacent building on Madison Avenue on …

L'Elysées du Vernet, Paris

L'Elysées du Vernet, Paris

Before the curtain rises for most grand operas, the orchestra plays an overture, a brief piece that touches on all the important musical themes ahead. In an overture to the …

Michael Chiklis: Hollywood Survivor

Michael Chiklis: Hollywood Survivor

"You're at the wrong table."   Michael Chiklis had been a member of the famed Grand Havana Room in Beverly Hills since it was under construction, and this was the …

Out of the Woods: Callaway Golf

Out of the Woods: Callaway Golf

Ely Callaway is talking about spirit, an easy thing to do considering he has enough of it to lead a dozen marching bands. In this case he's talking about the essence of golf, …

Progress Report: Humidor Ratings

Progress Report: Humidor Ratings

As we forecasted in our previous humidor review, the cream has risen to the top. Fly-by-night humidor makers have dropped out of the market and the remaining companies are paying …

Road Kings: Racing Bicycles

Road Kings: Racing Bicycles

Like most serious cyclists, Dave Genest rides nearly every day, and even races on weekends at master's level competitions around the eastern United States. On some cold fall …

The Perfect Cup: Espresso

The Perfect Cup: Espresso

It's surprising, astonishing really, that five years after the espresso craze swept across the United States, it's still difficult to get a good cup of espresso here. Yes, there …

Time After Time: Patek Phillipe Watches

Time After Time: Patek Phillipe Watches

Three years ago, Patek Philippe moved its workshops from Geneva to Plan-les-Ouates, a lazy village seven miles southwest of the city. In this petite Swiss burg, where cows graze …

Tux2K: Formal Wear

Tux2K: Formal Wear

Your computer is Y2K compliant. You've squirreled away water, batteries, cash and firewood in case of a general meltdown. You've secured an invite to the best parties and the …

White Lines: North American Ski Resorts

White Lines: North American Ski Resorts

They are the ultimate resorts, entire communities devoted to recreation. These places exist simply because they happen to be next to great mountains, mountains where avid skiers …

Blue-Chip Bubbly

Blue-Chip Bubbly

Jean-Claude Rouzaud, whose family owns Champagne Louis Roederer, has been called the smartest man in Champagne by his competitors. He is venerated in the city of Reims, France, …

Wald and Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe, Germany

Wald and Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe, Germany

Other Germans often chide the Swabians for being mindlessly happy--so unlike the angst-ridden northerners or the boisterous, temperamental Bavarians. While stereotypes are often …

Cigars

A Conversation with Partagás's Abel Expósito Diaz

A Conversation with Partagás's Abel Expósito Diaz

Any cigar-smoking traveler to Havana eventually discovers the Partagas store, whether by accident or design. It's impossible to miss, with its huge marquee visible for blocks …

Made In the Shade: Connecticut Shade

Made In the Shade: Connecticut Shade

For A century, Connecticut farmers have grown some of the world's finest cigar wrapper tobacco

The Top 100 Cigar Smokers of the Twentieth Century

The Top 100 Cigar Smokers of the Twentieth Century

Great men and great cigars have always gone together, so it's no surprise that some of the century's most influential and popular figures have embraced this time-honored pastime. …

Ashes to Ashtrays

Ashes to Ashtrays

Published November/December 1999 Ashes to Ashtrays As they disappear from Daily Life, ashtrays have Become Smoking Collectibles by Neil A. Grauer Like Poe's renowned purloined …

Ratings from this Issue

96
points

Punch Double Corona

Issue Date: December 1, 1999
Punch Double Corona
94
points

Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona

Issue Date: December 1, 1999
Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona
93
points

Partagas Lusitania

Issue Date: December 1, 1999
Partagas Lusitania
90
points

Fuente Fuente OpusX Double Corona

Issue Date: December 1, 1999
Fuente Fuente OpusX Double Corona

Up Front

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Editor's Note: We knew our list of the twentieth century's top 100 cigar smokers would elicit its share of controversy. But we didn't think we'd be called into question about …

The Century's Greatest Cigar Smokers

The Century's Greatest Cigar Smokers

As the twentieth century draws to a close, we take great pleasure in honoring some of the greatest cigar smokers of the past 100 years. It's gratifying to do so, because they …

The Good Life

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