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September/October 2008
In this issue

Arnon Milchan • September/October 2008

In the latest Cigar Aficionado editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken sits down with Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan for a rare interview. Also, we ask Jason Giambi what it has been like to be a New York Yankee and we rate over 76 cigars. In addition, be sure to check out which watches you might want to consider adding to your fall fashion collection.

Features

An Interview with Arnon Milchan

An Interview with Arnon Milchan

Winston Churchill once uttered these words: "[It] is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." The question is, which part of that phrase applies to Arnon Milchan. For …

More Confessions of a Weekend Golfer: Tackling Foxwoods

More Confessions of a Weekend Golfer: Tackling Foxwoods

It was not a bad weekend for "The Shotmaker." • Let's put it this way: golf, gambling and all the glitter of the Northeast's hottest new hotel/casino, MGM Grand at Foxwoods. All …

The Giambi Tales

The Giambi Tales

Suddenly, through a side entrance, as if sneaking into the room, Jason Giambi sweeps into the New York Yankees clubhouse and fast-steps it to his back-wall locker on what is the …

The Good Times Golfer

The Good Times Golfer

Darren Clarke held on for a three-stroke victory in a thrilling Open Championship at Royal Saint George on Sunday. The victory for the 43-year-old golfer from Northern Ireland …

Bottom-Feeding in a High-Rise Market

Bottom-Feeding in a High-Rise Market

The recent history of Las Vegas real estate is littered with alluring monikers: Aqua Blue, Krystal Sands, Opus, Icon, Las Ramblas. Those are just several among dozens of poeticall…

Cigars

Fast and Furious with Finesse

Fast and Furious with Finesse

Keyshawn Johnson, once one of the NFL's premier wide receivers, has moved on with a flourish to his next life as a broadcaster and businessman

Their Man in Havana

Their Man in Havana

Manuel Garcia of Habanos S.A. combines his love of cigars with a vast knowledge of the marketing and sale of his country's national symbol

An Interview with Rocky Patel

An Interview with Rocky Patel

Rocky Patel, 47, has quickly become one of the best-known faces in the world of premium cigars.

Ratings from this Issue

94
points

Alec Bradley Tempus Centuria

Issue Date: October 1, 2008
Alec Bradley Tempus Centuria
92
points

Quintero Robusto

Issue Date: October 1, 2008
Quintero Robusto
92
points

Bolivar Belicoso Fino

Issue Date: October 1, 2008
Bolivar Belicoso Fino
92
points

Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2

Issue Date: October 1, 2008
Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2

Up Front

The New Golden Age

The New Golden Age

A few years ago, we dubbed our era the Golden Age of cigar smoking. At the time, great new cigars were hitting the market and some older brands were updating their blends and …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, Today there are many tales about how cigar aficionados can't smoke. But you still can be surprised, as I was, by very fine places where smoking is still allowed. …

The Good Life

Lightscribe Pulse Smartpen

Lightscribe Pulse Smartpen

It's not often I get my hands on a piece of technology that truly changes the way I work, but the Livescribe Pulse does exactly that. Like most people, I spend a lot of time in …

White-Collar Shirts

White-Collar Shirts

Has it been 20 years since Gordon Gekko wore power as an engineered suit of business armor in the movie Wall Street? Michael Douglas, playing the morally challenged corporate …

Sea Island, Golf and Cigars

Sea Island, Golf and Cigars

To fully appreciate the quality of the golf instruction at the Sea Island resort's Learning Center, on the southern coast of Georgia, go in early April. One week before the …

Cider

Cider

As microbrews and specialty beers continue to attract connoisseurs with a vast selection of styles from America and abroad, one craft beverage that shouldn't be overlooked is hard …

Hybrid Bikes

Hybrid Bikes

Cars that run on both oil and electric may be the rage among drivers eager to beat the astronomical gas prices and do their part environmentally, but another kind of hybrid—a …

Game Meat

Game Meat

Connoisseurs of bold flavors know that game meat is the name of the game when it comes to exotic culinary experiences combined with health benefits. And delicacies such as deer …

Cigar Scissors

Cigar Scissors

The scissors cutter occupies a revered niche in the realm of cigar clippers. It is a tool for the contemplative and ceremonious smoker who is willing to expend the time and effort …

Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed

Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed

I have to admit it, I'm hooked on Speed. The 2009 Continental Flying Spur Speed, that is. What may be one of the longest nameplates ever to grace a fender belongs to the newest …

Ebel Classic Hexagon GMT

Ebel Classic Hexagon GMT

When a watch company promotes itself as "The Architects of Time," it is a brave, if not arrogant, gesture. But for Ebel, a Swiss-based watch company founded in 1911, it's merely a …