Father's Day Special - Give Dad 2 Years of Cigar Aficionado for the Price of 1!

Sep/Oct 98
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Gina Gershon • Sep/Oct 98

Features

I Dream of Gina

I Dream of Gina

Gina Gershon has her guard up. She's sitting in a funky little tea room in Beverly Hills, picking at her sandwich and politely fending off any question she's not sure how …

Beaver Club, Montreal, Canada

Beaver Club, Montreal, Canada

Not that there's anything wrong with France, but Montreal is not Paris and so much the better. If you want to get away for a weekend, or even a night, Quebec is closer than France …

Cognac's Cocktail Comeback

Cognac's Cocktail Comeback

In the wood-paneled tasting room at the headquarters of Cognac producer Rémy Martin, the amiable Patrick Quien takes a sip of the company's brilliantly clear, amber-colored X.O. …

No More Bull

No More Bull

The June day that Phil Jackson stepped up to a press conference microphone, announced that he was leaving Chicago and then mounted his red-and-black Harley-Davidson to ride off …

Doral Golf Resort and Spa, Miami, Florida

Doral Golf Resort and Spa, Miami, Florida

Don't be fooled by Doral's swaying coconut palms, the Italianate fountains and the virgin-white sand. The Killer is back. With a vengeance. Long the pussycat, tamed by the …

A Day in the U.S. Navy

A Day in the U.S. Navy

"Now what would you like to do?" says the tinny voice over my headphones. All his years of training to be a fighter pilot have in no way prepared Lt. Scott Ind for what he will …

Aram Setian: The Benz Breaker

Aram Setian: The Benz Breaker

A caravan of suspicious-looking vehicles was stopped in the searing heat of the concrete along I-10 just west of San Antonio. The state trooper had seen their peculiar plates--Cal…

Classic Passenger Cars: Restored and On the Rails

Classic Passenger Cars: Restored and On the Rails

"One of my sons and some of his friends took the car to New York the other night." * Like many fathers, Bennett Levin occasionally hands the car keys to his sons. In the Levins' …

Collecting Finely Crafted Fountain Pens

Collecting Finely Crafted Fountain Pens

The seduction begins with a reminder of Adam and Eve: a tantalizing snake. A pen with eyes of lustrous emeralds, and two gold reptiles entwined on its sleek, jet-black body. …

High Stakes Gambling in Macau

High Stakes Gambling in Macau

Jetfoils from Hong Kong depart for the island of Macau every day of the year, every fifteen minutes during the day and frequently throughout the night. The ride across the South …

Over 30's Play Ball

Over 30's Play Ball

Baseball was good to Jim Barr, and 15 years after retiring, the former major league pitcher is returning the favor. Barr had a 12-year career in the majors, mostly with the San …

Rolex Watches

Rolex Watches

Before the First World War, real men carried pocket watches. Wristwatches were a frivolous ornament for ladies. No self-respecting man's man would be caught dead with a timepiece …

The Barbershop is Back

The Barbershop is Back

The slender young barber prepares a steaming towel in the marble basin and announces that it was Alexander the Great who first ordered his troops clean shaven so enemies couldn't …

The Style and Quality of Brioni Menswear

The Style and Quality of Brioni Menswear

Today we tend to take it for granted that men can wear pink shirts, grass-green sports jackets or plaid suits with pastel overchecks. We wear suits blended of silk and wool, linen …

Tom Watson: One More Title?

Tom Watson: One More Title?

Long before he became the legendary Mr. One Putt, the King of British Opens and a two-time Masters champ, Tom Watson was just another freckle-faced, All-American boy, transfixed …

An Interview with Jose Padrón

An Interview with Jose Padrón

Jose Padrón's family started growing tobacco in Cuba in the 1850s. But the Padrón legend didn't soar until more than a century later, when, after leaving Cuba in 1961, Jose Padrón …

Cigars

Swisher International Group Inc. Switches Gears

Swisher International Group Inc. Switches Gears

With three factories in two countries and a growing roster of brands, Swisher's investment in handmade cigars definitely isn't too little. But is it too late?

Ratings from this Issue

94
points

Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona

Issue Date: October 1, 1998
Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona
93
points

Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro

Issue Date: October 1, 1998
Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro
92
points
La Tradicion Cabinet Series Perdomo Reserve "X"
92
points

Macanudo Robust H.R.H. Prince Philip

Issue Date: October 1, 1998
Macanudo Robust H.R.H. Prince Philip

Up Front

The Wrong Enemy

The Wrong Enemy

It's a sad thing to see someone so desperate that they even attack their natural allies. That's our first reaction to the early summer Winston cigarette ad campaign that asked, …

The Good Life

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