Winter 96
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Danny DeVito • Winter 96

Features

DeVito!

DeVito!

As Cigar Aficionado magazine approaches 20 years in print, we are taking a look back at some of the most memorable stories we have published over the years. In this step …

Alain Ducasse

Alain Ducasse

The best cigar bar in Paris opened in August. It also happens to be part of the best restaurant in France--Alain Ducasse. Named after the well-known Michelin three-star chef Alain …

Las Mañanitas

Las Mañanitas

I have no trouble recalling my first deluxe restaurant experience. It was at Las Mañanitas sometime during the mid-1950s, shortly after it opened in Cuernavaca, an hour's drive …

Oceana

Oceana

Nestled between the office towers and luxury high-rises of Manhattan's East 54th Street, Oceana is a cab ride away from the nearest pier. Yet when you walk past the glass doors, …

An Interview With Robert Levin

An Interview With Robert Levin

Robert Levin, 50, has been in the cigar business since he was a child. He swept floors, packed shipments and took inventory in his father's retail cigar store in downtown …

Cigar!

Cigar!

Synchronicity. How else can you explain it? At the same time cigars are on the rise, Cigar is on the rise. Ignored for many years, cigars may be the product of the '90s; ignored …

Dominican     Diamonds

Dominican Diamonds

On a baseball diamond in San Pedro de Marcoris, a port city on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic, a tall, skinny kid digs a shoe into the hard dirt of the batter's box. …

Gifts of the Czar

Gifts of the Czar

Mr. Fabergé himself has brought me this most beautiful egg. Inside is a sedan chair carried by two Africans with Catherine the Great in it. And she has a little crown on her head. …

Going Formal

Going Formal

The question of the hour is, at the fin of this siècle: Are there any rules left? The answer to that is a definite maybe. But perhaps the more interesting question is: Do …

Good As Gold

Good As Gold

Two miles beneath the surface of the earth, in the aptly named Western Deep Levels gold mine in South Africa, there isn't a glimmer of gold to be seen. It's hot and humid, and the …

Regal Rentals

Regal Rentals

Few people live in hotels. For most of us, our home is our most prized possession. So why do so many travelers choose a hotel room for a vacation, when they can rent a home as …

Smoke On The Water

Smoke On The Water

Jumping off such offshore race boats as "The Exciter," "Demented" and "Bad Attitude," a dozen blondes and brunettes in skimpy bikinis parade into Shooters, a Fort Lauderdale, …

Tennis' Old Guard

Tennis' Old Guard

Jimmy Connors was lonely. Then again, wasn't that business as usual? From the pebbled court in Belleville, Illinois, where he learned to play tennis, to the velvet lawns of …

The Beat Goes On

The Beat Goes On

Brazil. The mere mention of the South American giant brings to mind a host of romantic images: palm trees, beaches, bronzed bodies, soccer performed as ballet, Carnival, flying …

The Hands of Time

The Hands of Time

It is under the term "classic" that some of the gravest offenses against male style have been committed. We have had "modern classics," "classics with a twist" and "reinvented …

The Hustler

The Hustler

He has probably won more money playing golf than anyone in the history of the sport. More than Jack Nicklaus, more than Tom Kite, even more than Greg Norman, the sport's all-time …

Tying the Knot

Tying the Knot

Well, I can tell you," says John Haller, vice president at Robert Talbott Inc., the most renowned U.S. tiemaker, "that our more expensive lines of neckwear are selling better than …

Walking Tall

Walking Tall

Once upon a time, a colorless firewater called usquebaugh was produced by numerous licit and illicit stills in the Highlands, islands and lowlands of Scotland. The Scots either …

Shemp's Last Cigar

Shemp's Last Cigar

Ponder poor Shemp, the Stooge we never loved. Dear Shemp, his mangy puss suspended in time on grainy Columbia stock, scowling out from beneath klieg light sweat and dripp…

Driving BMW

Driving BMW

There's something about the goatee. And the coal-fire eyes. The cigar and the thick Bavarian accent couldn't have offered much cover, either. But there was Bernd Pischetsrie…

Four Seasons Resort Bali

Four Seasons Resort Bali

While it may be true, as some travelers often say, that the journey is more important than the destination, the Four Seasons Resort Bali easily defies this notion. Many of the …

The Carlyle Hotel

The Carlyle Hotel

Dignified yet comfortable, the Carlyle is exactly what one should look for--but might not expect to find--in a hotel on Manhattan's sleek, genteel Upper East Side. After all, in …

The Peninsula Hong Kong

The Peninsula Hong Kong

On a recent return trip from Manila to London, I found myself with an eight-hour layover in Hong Kong. To pass the time, I recalled the advice of a well-traveled friend, grabbed a …

Cigars in the Newsroom

Cigars in the Newsroom

This week, John Harter's assignment is to sit behind the wheel of a dark-blue BMW Z3. It's a two-seat roadster, the type Pierce Brosnan drove as James Bond in Golden Eye. …

Cigars & Academia

Cigars & Academia

The new president of Huxley College prepares to take the podium to deliver his inaugural address to the trustees, faculty and students of that fine institution. He doesn't …

Cigars

The Chocolate King

The Chocolate King

Philanthropist and Candy Maker Milton Hershey Believed in Three Things: Chocolate, Children and Cigars

A Private World

A Private World

Building the Ultimate Den

Club Macanudo

Club Macanudo

Outside is Woody Allen's New York--a tree-lined stretch of restrained East Side elegance just a few yards from Madison Avenue's posh boutiques and bistros. But inside, nestled …

Reviving a Tradition

Reviving a Tradition

A Business Powerhouse in the Dominican Republic, Empresas León Jimenes Is Returning to Its Cigar Making Heritage

Smokin' U S A

Smokin' U S A

In The 1920s There Were Speakeasies. In The 1990s There Are Cigar Lounges

Playing the Heavy

Playing the Heavy

Actor Robert Davi has made a career of playing tough guys with a signature cigar.

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Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Robusto

Issue Date: December 1, 1996
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Robusto
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Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo

Issue Date: December 1, 1996
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo
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Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo

Issue Date: December 1, 1996
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo
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Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 1

Issue Date: December 1, 1996
Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 1

Up Front

The Time is Now

The Time is Now

"Dear Marvin, I love your magazine. My only complaint is that I have to wait three months for each new issue." Over the years, we have received hundreds of letters from many of …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, Whenever I enter a restaurant and the question is asked, "Smoking or non-smoking?"--my answer is "I'll take smoking." It's a better class of people. …

The Good Life

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