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Sept/Oct 2006
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William Shatner • Sept/Oct 2006

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado and discover how much Captain Kirk is still really William Shatner. Also, fire up a peppery Punch from the late '80s, hang out with more father-son teams of cigarmakers, see the forecast for the 2006 NFL football season and preview Fall fashion in gray. 

Features

Full Speed Ahead

Full Speed Ahead

At 75, Bill Shatner's still got it. • No one who grew up with Shatner portraying James Tiberius Kirk on "Star Trek"—the television series or the movies—the eponymous police hero …

Golf's Hallowed Ground

Golf's Hallowed Ground

As a threesome exchange pleasantries on the first tee of the Old Course before teeing off in the Royal & Ancient's Spring Medal tournament, college students ebb and flow from …

More Confessions of a Weekend Golfer: Golf In Scotland

More Confessions of a Weekend Golfer: Golf In Scotland

For years, I used to hear about friends taking days off from work to play golf. I didn't get it. Even worse, when they would travel, they would always take along their golf …

Big Screen, High Stakes

Big Screen, High Stakes

A new film by Curtis Hanson strives to meticulously re-create the halcyon days of poker in 2003 and present a character study on human relationships By Michael Kaplan …

Tilting at Slot Machines

Tilting at Slot Machines

You sense it first: the hint of salt in the air, the widening, flattening of the horizon, the glimpse of marshland. You know it's just east of where you are, two hours and 125 …

Football Forecast

Football Forecast

The NFL is the best damn sports league, period. Everyone watches it. Everyone bets on it. Everyone gets fired up for it each September when a new season of bone-crunching action …

Fantasy Fervor

Fantasy Fervor

Terrell Owens let down the Philadelphia Eagles last year, but he completely screwed me. Like millions of other American men, I squandered a precious early-round draft pick to …

Big Men on Campus

Big Men on Campus

There must have been better places to be on a chilly Saturday evening last October than the flat expanse of Stillwater, Oklahoma, an hour's drive west of Tulsa, where an …

Jaguar's Back in the Hunt

Jaguar's Back in the Hunt

The sun sears down on parched sand. Even the snakes and scorpions have crawled off in search of shade. But a cat is on the prowl, and you can hear its growl blowing in on the …

Video Gaming for Grownups

Video Gaming for Grownups

Squinting into the blazing Los Angeles sunshine, hundreds of journalists and industry insiders trooped dutifully out of a darkened soundstage on the Sony Pictures Studios lot …

Gray Eminence

Gray Eminence

One of the holdovers of black's recent fashion reign is the tendency to equate all new movements to that color (or lack thereof). Hence each time the palette changes it's …

Four-Star Chef

Four-Star Chef

It's 6:15 p.m. on a rainy late spring Wednesday, and chef Eric Ripert is making the rounds in the shining, spotless and very active kitchen at Le Bernardin, his renowned …

Cigars

Smoke Screens

Smoke Screens

A former NBA Star and ESPN commentator takes on the nanny state of America and argues for the right to light up

Cigar Diary: The Virtues of Panetelas

Cigar Diary: The Virtues of Panetelas

Fine, Thin Cigars Offer Much More than Most Smokers Realize

Fathers and Sons, Part 2

Fathers and Sons, Part 2

Many of the best cigars in the world—and much of the tobacco that goes into them—are the product of father-and-son teams. In our second installment of this story (see the August …

Ratings from this Issue

92
points

Tatuaje Cabinet Noellas

Issue Date: October 1, 2006
Tatuaje Cabinet Noellas
91
points

Fuente Fuente OpusX Reserva D' Chateau

Issue Date: October 1, 2006
Fuente Fuente OpusX Reserva D' Chateau
91
points

Saint Luis Rey Reserva Especial Churchill

Issue Date: October 1, 2006
Saint Luis Rey Reserva Especial Churchill
91
points

Juan Lopez Petit Corona

Issue Date: October 1, 2006
Juan Lopez Petit Corona

Up Front

They Joys of Cigars

They Joys of Cigars

We love to see the unabashed enjoyment of a good cigar. You've seen guys, heads tilted back, blowing out a steady stream of smoke, eyes closed. They are savoring every minute. …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, There are a few things in life that melt into our memory. These things are considered unforgettable. It was the cool of the early evening on a small …

The Good Life

Pioneer AVIC-Z1

Pioneer AVIC-Z1

When we say someone's "in the driver's seat," we're talking about something more than clutching the steering wheel from here to the Piggly Wiggly. The man who's in the driver's …

Fall Sweaters

Fall Sweaters

If you're a dedicated follower of fashion, you're aware that bulky sweaters with cable-knit designs are currently what those who detail trends call "important." Enough fashion …

Bóveda Humidity Control System

Bóveda Humidity Control System

If refilling the humidifier in your desktop humidor has gotten to be like taking out the trash or paying your bills, the Bóveda humidity control system from Humidipak can take …

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Collection Cinq&Cinq

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Collection Cinq&Cinq

How does a watchmaker improve on one of its best-selling watch models? If you're Maurice Lacroix, you give it more "cinq." Or, as the Cinq&Cinq name suggests, you take five …

Palazzo Sasso, Ravello, Italy

Palazzo Sasso, Ravello, Italy

Ravello is closer to heaven than it is to the shore," claimed André Gide, the Nobel laureate in literature. The author Gore Vidal was so taken with the setting that he moved in …

Lexus GS450h

Lexus GS450h

It doesn't matter how much money you have, when the price of gas blows by $3 a gallon, it grabs your attention. Even in the most elite circles, interest in high-mileage alternati…

Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Olive oil may seem simple. The olive is a fruit. Its oil is its juice. Virgin oil is mechanically pressed without using heat or chemical processes. Extra virgin oil has parti…

The Duke

The Duke

After 37 years on the sideline, The Duke is back as the official game ball of the National Football League. So forget the Nerf football the dog has gnawed and forget the dusty, …

Wine Camps

Wine Camps

Those are happy campers harvesting Pinot Noir grapes under the Napa sun. Really. Forget the grapes of wrath. In today's wine world, enthusiasts pay for the privilege to learn …