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Alex Rodriguez • September/October 2018

September/October 2018

Alex Rodriguez, one of the most talented men ever to play baseball, sits down over cigars with Cigar Aficionado editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken in a wide-ranging interview. The pair talk about Rodriguez’s years as a pro athlete, what drove him to build a vast real estate empire, how he dealt with his father abandoning him as a 10-year-old boy and the fallout from his yearlong suspension from the game. He also reveals his views of former teammate Derek Jeter, talks about his high-profile relationship with superstar Jennifer Lopez and his thoughts on the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Watch video clips of the interview.

Also, we look at the upcoming Ryder Cup battle in France, pitting the best of the United States against the top golfers in Europe, preview the 2018 NFL season, show you how top casinos roll out the red carpet for their best customers, and interview one of the most well-traveled men in the cigar business, Heinrich Villiger. Plus, our tasting panel reviews 83 handmade cigars. 

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Top 25 Cigars

Top 25 Cigars

It's one thing to make a good cigar. It's something else to make a great cigar. But it's something else entirely to make a great cigar over and over again. And that kind of consistency is precisely what is required to make Cigar Aficionado's list of Top 25 cigars.