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September/October 2010
In this issue

Adrien Brody • September/October 2010

In the October issue of Cigar Aficionado, Adrien Brody talks about his film career and immersing himself into his characters. Also, read about the winning style of South African golfers, the difficulties the Padróns encountered starting their company, and an interview with the "Most Interesting Man in the World."

Features

From the Pianist to the Predator

From the Pianist to the Predator

The question, perhaps impertinently, came at the end of the interview and it had to do with the most memorable adjective ever used to describe Adrien Brody's nose. Brody, who is a …

The Cape of Good Golf

The Cape of Good Golf

Gary Player, Bobby Locke, Nick Price, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Trevor Immelman, Sally Little. And now, Louis Oosthuizen. An eight-some of major championship winners that share a …

The Offshore Edge

The Offshore Edge

Any day of the week, any hour, really, you can be sure that the world's online sports betting sites are humming. No doubt, computers are tallying dollars, parsing risk and earning …

2010 Football Forecast

2010 Football Forecast

AFC East 1  NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS The Patriots were the team of the decade, a tribute to the resolve and leadership of Robert and Jonathan Kraft in building a model …

After the Hype

After the Hype

You don't need an iPad. I'm not saying you don't want one-that's a very different issue. But ordinarily, when you go shopping for an Apple product, it's for something you need. A …

Motorsport Luxe

Motorsport Luxe

Before he leaves the office, Peter Martin places a call to his country club in Joliet, Illinois. His purpose is not to make a reservation for a tee time, but to ask to have a crew …

Haute Horology

Haute Horology

It was no easy task choosing the 10 best new watches this year. There were many impressive offerings in terms of originality, creativity, functionality and price, though the major …

Cigars

The Most Interesting (Actor) in the World

The Most Interesting (Actor) in the World

Jazzy latin music plays as an orotund narrator recounts the mythic qualities of our hero: the ability to speak French-in Russian; a personality so magnetic he can't carry a credit …

A Conversation with the Padróns

A Conversation with the Padróns

José Orlando Padrón, chairman of Padrón Cigars Inc., and Jorge Padrón, president of Padrón Cigars Inc.

Ratings from this Issue

94
points

Cohiba Behike BHK 52

Issue Date: October 1, 2010
Cohiba Behike BHK 52
94
points

Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona

Issue Date: October 1, 2010
Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona
93
points

Coronado By La Flor Double Toro

Issue Date: October 1, 2010
Coronado By La Flor Double Toro
93
points

Partagas Lusitania

Issue Date: October 1, 2010
Partagas Lusitania

Up Front

A Perfect Synergy

A Perfect Synergy

Scotch. Cigars. They are the most perfect of pairings. How many times have you sat down with your best friends, poured your favorite single malt and then picked out that ideal …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I just finished reading the August 2010 issue of Cigar Aficionado (with Sly Stallone on the cover) and am compelled to respond to a letter written by Christopher …

The Good Life

Ties with Personality

Ties with Personality

You may think you're such a nonconformist when you go without a tie. You're not. Neckwear, with its myriad variations, lets you be the individualist in any number of ways. Here …

Sound ID 510

Sound ID 510

High-end Bluetooth headsets offer advanced adjustments and fancy features, but until now they have required memorizing obscure button-press sequences, then fumbling blindly behind …

Daniel Marshall Sterling Silver Humidor

Daniel Marshall Sterling Silver Humidor

"Everyone has seen a wooden humidor,” says Daniel Marshall. “No one has seen a silver humidor.” He’s sitting in front of a desk in New York City, an espresso and lit cigar by his …

Home Espresso

Home Espresso

 Don’t tell friends you’re writing about home espresso machines. “It’s like a suit, buy the most expensive one you can afford,” said one friend whom I’ve never seen wearing a …

La Samanna, St. Martin, French West Indies

La Samanna, St. Martin, French West Indies

The key to a Caribbean vacation is reconciling seclusion with convenience. You want the sense that you left the madding world, but without having to expend too much energy on …

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

Who says you have to sacrifice performance to get good fuel economy? While muscle and mileage used to be mutually exclusive, you may get a shock when you check out the 2011 Ford …

Great American Whiskey

Great American Whiskey

Now is the time to praise traditional straight whiskey. While we applaud the recent craft-spirit movement, we hasten to recall America’s more-than-two-century heritage in making …

Tenpoint Phantom Xtra Crossbow

Tenpoint Phantom Xtra Crossbow

We’ve all heard of the Swiss folk hero William Tell’s uncanny aim in shooting an apple off his son’s head. The details, however, are a bit darker than Rossini’s upbeat operatic …

Jaquet Droz Grande Heure

Jaquet Droz Grande Heure

 In an age of monster watches and multiple complications, Jaquet Droz has shown itself to be the master of handsome understatement. But, with the Grande Heure Black Enamel, the …

Steiner Sports Memorabilia

Steiner Sports Memorabilia

Brandon Steiner was a 15-year-old sports fanatic when his mother took him to see his beloved Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Having talked his way into great …