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On His Own Terms

On His Own Terms

When meeting Jack Nicholson for the first time, you can't help but wonder just who he actually is: the boozy Southern lawyer of Easy Rider? the short-tempered former concert …

A Horse Named Cigar

A Horse Named Cigar

It was a classic day at the track. Under clear March skies at southern Florida's Gulfstream Park, a field of 11 horses queued at the post. The horses were assembled for the …

Keeping 'em Lit

Keeping 'em Lit

It can stop a bullet, clip a cigar, open a door, tell you the time, sign a check and, by the way, light a Cohiba. "It," of course, is the lighter. Lighters double as …

Betting the Super Bowl

Betting the Super Bowl

Watching the 1995 AFC Playoffs in his office on the Las Vegas Strip, Michael "Roxy" Roxborough pumps his fist as the San Diego Chargers score the go-ahead touchdown in the third …

Ladies and Cigars

Ladies and Cigars

"These gentlemen gave us some seegars...these are leaves of tobacco rolled up in such a manner that they serve both for a pipe and for tobacco itself. These the ladies, as well as …

Shooting for Fun

Shooting for Fun

The clubhouse was appointed with bronzes, oils, oak and leather. Each participant had a scorecard in his pocket. Beyond the door the water, green fields and massive old trees …

The ABCs of Coffee

The ABCs of Coffee

In 1975, coffee giants like Maxwell House dominated the market with mediocre products, coffee prices were very low and health concerns about caffeine were rising. Taking these …

World-Class Art

World-Class Art

The question I'm asked most often is, "Who are the finest artists alive in America today that I should collect? You know, for investment?" My answer is in two parts: Never …

Bern's Steak House, Tampa, Florida

Bern's Steak House, Tampa, Florida

There is nothing ordinary about Bern's Steak House. You come upon the restaurant in the middle of a nondescript business district flanked by equally nondescript one-story homes. …

Patria, New Yok City

Patria, New Yok City

You can almost see the palm trees swaying on the sidewalk outside. Inside New York's Patria, the constant strains of Latin music--everything from salsa to mariachi tunes--echoes …

Taillevent, Paris

Taillevent, Paris

In fourteenth-century Paris, a French chef named Guillaume Tirel, nicknamed Taillevent, seasoned his sophisticated recipes with rare, exotic spices. Thanks to his savory efforts, …

Tequila's Rise

Tequila's Rise

It is cocktail hour at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in the Mexican resort town of Cancún. In a corner of the lobby bar, several well-dressed men and women are engaged in a serious …

Playing Hardball

Playing Hardball

Drinking and dousing each other with cheap American sparkling wine, the Chicago Bulls were a happy bunch that 1991 night in Los Angeles. They were NBA champs for the first …

Hi-Tech Suits

Hi-Tech Suits

"Well, when it comes to cloth, you can talk about the fineness of the weave, the feel, the weight or a dozen other things, but the main questions are how will it be worn and how …

Regent Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills

Regent Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills

The zip code for the Regent Beverly Wilshire is not 90210, the name of the long-running hit on television about teenage life in Beverly Hills. But the enduring grandeur of one of …

Smoking in the Boardroom

Smoking in the Boardroom

Jonathan S. Linen never leaves home without two things: his American Express card (he's vice chairman of the company) and a cigar. "I started smoking cigars in Vietnam in …

The Melia Cohiba, Havana

The Melia Cohiba, Havana

The 22-story Meliá Cohiba hotel towers over Havana's seaside promenade, known as the malecon. The shiny new building stands in contrast to the surrounding dilapidated neighborhood…

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, Mexico

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, Mexico

Even in the heat of the midday sun, the white, pearly sand beach on Cancún's shores doesn't scorch a sun-worshipper's feet. Stretching for nearly 14 miles from tip to tip, the …

Cigars

An Interview with Carlos Fuente Sr.

An Interview with Carlos Fuente Sr.

A discussion with the head of Arturo Fuente Inc., one of the world's largest producers of premium hand-rolled cigars.

Cigars and the Comics

Cigars and the Comics

P. Martin Shoemaker, a bird of indeterminate species but impeccable taste, puffs on his cigar while typing his newspaper column, "The Cigar Corner Sewer." "To fully appreciate …

Cuba's Best Wrapper

Cuba's Best Wrapper

The World's Best Wrapper El Corojo Remains Cuba's Greatest Farm for Shade-Grown Tobacco

Great Moments: Rally in the Park

Great Moments: Rally in the Park

Cigar Lovers from Around the World Gathered for a Historic Smoke in Front of the White House

Humidors: Savinelli and Davidoff

Humidors: Savinelli and Davidoff

Savinelli and Davidoff Produce Top-Quality Humidors at Opposite Ends of the Price Spectrum

Smoke: The Movie

Smoke: The Movie

A Neighborhood Smoke Shop--and the Folks Who Hang Out There--Become the Stuff That Movies Are Made Of

Francisco Linares

Francisco Linares

The new chief of Cuba's Habanos S.A. wants to return Cuban cigarmaking to its former glory.

Ratings from this Issue

89
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El Rico Habano Petit Corona

Issue Date: June 1, 1995
El Rico Habano Petit Corona
89
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Montesino Diplomatico

Issue Date: June 1, 1995
Montesino Diplomatico
89
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Romeo y Julieta Petit Corona

Issue Date: June 1, 1995
Romeo y Julieta Petit Corona
89
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Montecristo No. 4

Issue Date: June 1, 1995
Montecristo No. 4

Up Front

Cigar Consumption in America: The Facts

Cigar Consumption in America: The Facts

History and government statistics tell us that the premium cigar market in America can be categorized into two eras: pre- and post- Cigar Aficionado magazine. The first …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, My girlfriend and I had decided to get married, but our families objected. No matter how hard we tried to sway them they stood firm. We were forced to elope …

The Good Life

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