Summer 93
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Cigar Case • Summer 93

Features

Cigar Cases

Cigar Cases

The pace of twentieth century life isn't your fault. But cigars were invented in a much simpler time and never meant for the baggage compartment of the Concorde, the trunk of a …

Arpege, Paris

Arpege, Paris

At about 4 p.m. owner Alain Passard sat at a table in his restaurant, Arpege, smoking a Rafael Gonzalez Lonsdale and sipping a 100-year-old Malvasia Madeira. The lunch service was …

Bix, San Francisco

Bix, San Francisco

Bix is the kind of place you thought existed only in the movies; it is a truer-than-life supper club. Cocktails and wines are given equal prominence on the menu--does anyone even …

Smith & Wollensky, New York City

Smith & Wollensky, New York City

Almost nothing disturbs tradition at Smith & Wollensky, one of New York City's premier steakhouses. The deep, burnished gleam of the wooden bar welcomes the droves that gather …

The Art of Gallé

The Art of Gallé

How much would you pay for a table lamp shaped like a mushroom? If you were the anonymous bidder at Sotheby's New York on December 2, 1989 who went home with an impressive but …

California's Great Reds

California's Great Reds

Wine and surfing. Those two pastimes captured my fancy in the summer of '74. Not much came of my surfing career. By the time I'd more or less mastered the sport of long-boarding, …

The Reign of Larry Laoretti

The Reign of Larry Laoretti

Looking for Senior PGA golfer Larry Laoretti on a sodden, sullen evening in North Miami Beach, the search ends up on Biscayne Boulevard. Such a melodic, fanciful name, a name …

Panama Hats are a Dying Tradition

Panama Hats are a Dying Tradition

In the town of Montecristi, Ecuador, the art of weaving Panama hats is slowly dying. Two generations ago, there were 2,000 weavers, but in the last generation the number dwindled …

The World of Watches

The World of Watches

Under the impatient eye of our fathers, we learned to tie four-in-hand knots. Much later, there were long sessions with the salesman for that electronic video camera with …

Hotel du Palais, Biarritz, France

Hotel du Palais, Biarritz, France

Biarritz is tucked away on the Bay of Biscay in southwest France. Known for more than a century as the "queen of resorts and the resort of kings," the small but elegant seaside …

Hotel Nacional, Havana

Hotel Nacional, Havana

In the warm Cuban twilight, the silhouette of a man can be seen wading in the pool of the Hotel Nacional and smoking a long, pungent cigar. Forty years ago, it could have been …

Cigars

Learning Your ABCs: Cigars 101

Learning Your ABCs: Cigars 101

If you're like most cigar smokers, you must have paced back and forth in front of the display at your local tobacconist, scratching your head, trying to make sense of the cigars …

The Montecristo War

The Montecristo War

Members of Spain's political elite might be in for a surprise the next time they ask for the humidor at one of their preferred Madrid restaurants such as the Paradis, just around …

Ratings from this Issue

92
points

La Gloria Cubana Torpedo No. 1

Issue Date: June 1, 1993
La Gloria Cubana Torpedo No. 1
91
points

Montecristo Especial

Issue Date: June 1, 1993
Montecristo Especial
90
points

Troya No. 81 Torpedo

Issue Date: June 1, 1993
Troya No. 81 Torpedo
90
points

Montecristo No. 2

Issue Date: June 1, 1993
Montecristo No. 2

Up Front

No Smoking at the White House

No Smoking at the White House

The scenes are almost comical. Cigar smokers at the White House chewing on unlit cigars. Among them, the president and several of his top aides. You might even imagine Spanish …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin: I had no idea. I thought cigar smokers were a dying, passé lot. Then I got hold of your magazine. I read, reread and proudly displayed the issue. I had no idea …

The Good Life

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