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Sept/Oct 2005
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Emeril Lagasse • Sept/Oct 2005

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado and go in the kitchen of Chef Mogul Emeril Lagasse. Also, smoke a rare Bolivar panetela, Christian Eiroa and the Camacho challenge, Brazilian cigar country, Davidoff's Cuban legacy, private planes of the stars, golfing in Oregon, the NFL pigskin preview, gubernatorial hopeful Kinky Friedman and much, much more.

Features

Emeril's Empire

Emeril's Empire

You think you know Emeril Lagasse. You've seen him on the Food Network, flinging salt at a pot of simmering soup, reminding the studio audience that cooking "ain't rocket science" …

On the Trail of Bourbon

On the Trail of Bourbon

Whiskey men are rolling casks up to straddle a stainless steel trough sunk flush with the floor. With mallets, they neatly pop the bungs that plug the barrels. Amber liquor …

The Ultimate Golfer's Getaway

The Ultimate Golfer's Getaway

The little Horizon Air commuter plane, the third plane of the day on a trip that began in New York, begins its descent into the southern Oregon town of North Bend. In the final …

High-Stakes Golf

High-Stakes Golf

Former NFL quarterback Steve Bartkowski has just finished a round of golf at the posh Waialae Country Club in Oahu, Hawaii. He's unwinding with a cool drink and paying off a few …

2005 Pigskin Preview

2005 Pigskin Preview

The Boys of Autumn are back, and that means an instant replay of compelling theater, intense competition from start to finish, and more violent collisions than you will ever find …

The Jet Set

The Jet Set

Walking up to the old Air Force One at The Museum of Flight in Seattle, my first thought is, it's smaller than I thought it would be. That's usually my first impression of any …

Inside Out

Inside Out

How superior interiors became the focus for automakers trying to win buyers in a crowded market From famine to feast, General Motors' Saturn brand is about to embark on a …

Lights! Action! Camcorders!

Lights! Action! Camcorders!

Like Doctor Dolittle's two-headed pushmi-pullyu, camcorder technology is confidently moving in two directions at once. Makers of tape-based models are delivering dramatic …

Cigars

An Interview with Christian Eiroa

An Interview with Christian Eiroa

The man behind Camacho, La Fontana and Baccarat cigars from Honduras.

Lone Star Long Shot

Lone Star Long Shot

Better known for his irreverent country songs and mystery novels, Kinky Friedman sets his sights on the Texas governor's mansion.

The Cigar from Brazil

The Cigar from Brazil

Americans love the rich flavor of Brazilian tobacco, but will they ever acquire a taste for cigars that are made in Brazil?

The Davidoff Legacy

The Davidoff Legacy

The world-famous brand's former Cuban cigar remains a highly sought-after collectible

Ratings from this Issue

92
points

Cohiba Lancero

Issue Date: October 1, 2005
Cohiba Lancero
92
points

Padilla Miami 8/11 Robusto

Issue Date: October 1, 2005
Padilla Miami 8/11 Robusto
91
points

Cohiba Siglo II

Issue Date: October 1, 2005
Cohiba Siglo II
91
points

Cohiba Sublime Edicion Limitada 2004

Issue Date: October 1, 2005
Cohiba Sublime Edicion Limitada 2004

Up Front

What We All Should Be Afraid Of

What We All Should Be Afraid Of

In late June, a bill was proposed in the city council in Washington, D.C., to ban alcohol sales in the district. The sponsor, Carol Schwartz, submitted the bill as the council was …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I read with great interest your column in the August 2005 issue applauding "powerful men" for their courage to publicly engage in the enjoyment of fine hand-rolled …

The Good Life

Ultimate Ears

Ultimate Ears

Spending two to four times the cost of an iPod on the ear phones it drives will seem kind of strange—at least until you stick 'em in your ears. Then you'll hear why professional …

Leather Luggage

Leather Luggage

Remember when travel was glamorous? Celebrities disembarking ocean liners were met by reporters, transcontinental fliers were called jet-setters, not road warriors. Part of the …

Zenith Grande Port Royal

Zenith Grande Port Royal

New York City, its skyscrapers, steel bridges, frenetic energy and outsized attitude inspired the Zenith CEO and artistic director Thierry Nataf when he redesigned the Port Royal …

Mayflower Inn

Mayflower Inn

You visit the Mayflower Inn in autumn because it's perfectly positioned to display all the glory of New England's most colorful season. You keep coming back all year because the …

Terrific Tea

Terrific Tea

Tibetan Tiger, Iron Goddess and Dragon Well may sound like cocktails concocted at a trendy bar, but don't look in a shot glass for these hip beverages, try your teacup. Exotic …

The S.T. Dupont D-Light

The S.T. Dupont D-Light

The D-Light keeps it so much on the inside that at first, you may not recognize it as a lighter nor identify S.T Dupont as the maker. But streamlined instruments designed to fit …

Sporting Clays

Sporting Clays

So often sporting clays, the firearms competition that combines skeet shooting with a golf-course-like format of challenges, is thought of as a substitute. For hunters, it's …

Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Bentley Continental Flying Spur

At first glance, things haven't changed much at Crewe over the last 70 years. They still stitch seats by hand and carefully cut and polish each piece of heavily lacquered wood at …

Bowmore 25-year-old Single Malt

Bowmore 25-year-old Single Malt

If you follow whisky competitions, you might have noticed Bowmore 25-year-old single-malt Scotch becoming the darling of professional tasters with a spate of awards from a number …

Hummer Camp

Hummer Camp

The tires lift off a rise in the trail and 12 inches of atmosphere separates the H1 Alpha from terra firma. As the vehicle touches down, the front right coil spring absorbs the …