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Cigar AficionadoCigar Aficionado

Cigar Aficionado May/June 2019

Cigar Aficionado is a magazine for the man who enjoys life’s great pleasures: fine dining and entertaining, the finest wines and spirits, world travel and the arts. At the heart of every issue is the cigar: what to smoke, where to smoke, and how to enjoy a great smoke.

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M Shanken Communications
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the day congress listened to cigarmakers

On April 5, members of the United States Congress came to Ybor City, Florida, to hear the plight of the premium cigar industry. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, led a field hearing called “Keeping Small, Premium Cigar Businesses Rolling.” Joining him were Reps. Kathy Castor (D-FL-14) and Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12). It was the first time Congress had held a hearing dedicated to handmade, premium cigars. It was about time. Congress needs to take action and finally realize the terrible card that has been dealt to the handmade cigar industry. When the Obama administration put the U.S. tobacco industry under the control of the Food and Drug Administration in 2009, it led to overarching and unnecessary government oversight of the handmade cigar…

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out of the humidor

Dear Marvin, Being a fan of the series, I very much enjoyed your April 2019 article on “The Sopranos.” [“First Family,” March/April 2019.] There were a couple of bits of information I am curious about. Was James Gandolfini a regular cigar smoker off set, or did he just smoke cigars when called for in his acting career? What cigar brands and vitolas did he smoke during the scenes in “The Sopranos?” And what were his personal favorites? Numa Robertson Charlotte, North Carolina Editors’ Response: James Gandolfini smoked cigars on screen and off. In the first story we dedicated to “The Sopranos” [“Mob Rule,” March/April 2001] writer Mervyn Rothstein interviewed Gandolfini, who spoke about smoking cigars. “I very much love cigars,” said Gandolfini at the time. “I’ll smoke maybe three or four a week. I’ll…

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cigar aficionado

Printed in the U.S.A. A publication of M. Shanken Communications, Inc. Worldwide Plaza, 825 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10019 212/684-4224 fax: 212/684-5424 e-mail: letters@cigaraficionado.com vol. 27 no. 4 Editor & Publisher MARVIN R. SHANKEN Executive Editor DAVID SAVONA Managing Editor GREGORY MOTTOLA Senior Features Editor JACK BETTRIDGE Art Director JOHN THOMPSON Associate Editor ANDREW NAGY Assistant Editor DAVID CLOUGH Editorial Assistant/Tasting Coordinator THOMAS PAPPALARDO Senior Contributing Editor GORDON MOTT Contributing Editors PAUL A. EISENSTEIN, MARSHALL FINE, LAURIE KAHLE, MICHAEL KAPLAN, LARRY OLMSTED, JEFF WILLIAMS Photo Editor CASEY OTO Associate Art Director TODD MILLER Associate Art Director LISA AURIGEMMA Designer HENRY ENG Designer DIANA WITKOWSKI Promotions Designer LISA GEORGE Assistant Photo Editor KARISSA MAGGIO Manager, Cigar Aficionado Online ANDREW NAGY Production Associate, New Media EDISON A. LEON Director of Digital Media JAMES LAPORTE Site Developer ANURADHA UDYAVER Senior Vice President, Ad Sales and Services CONSTANCE MCGILVRAY Vice President/Associate Publisher BARRY ABRAMS Corporate Advertising MIRIAM MORGENSTERN Director, Beverage/Alcohol…

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the pro-am to cure autism

When major winner Graeme McDowell pulled his golf cart up to the first tee at Old Palm Golf Club, he reached into his bag and pulled out two handmade cigars. Then he smiled as he saw the La Flor Dominicana booth, realizing he had brought coals to Newcastle. There would be no need for your own cigars on this day. It was the 11th annual Els for Autism Pro-Am, sponsored by Cigar Aficionado and Wine Spectator magazines, and the cigars were free-flowing. McDowell soon lit up, joining his four cigar-loving playing partners: radio star Rush Limbaugh, Fox News anchor Brett Baier, former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, and the most ardent cigar smoker of all, Cigar Aficionado editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken, who created the Pro-Am with pro…

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the grand hotel le trois rois, basel, switzerland

For some three centuries, Le Trois Rois has offered travelers a slice of Old European luxury on the banks of the Rhine. Named for Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar, the Three Kings offers a level of accommodation that the magi wouldn’t ever have contemplated during their trek to see a boy in manger. The hotel’s hospitality has been enjoyed by the likes of Napoleon Bonaparte, Queen Elizabeth II, Pablo Picasso, the Empress of Japan, Duke Ellington, The Rolling Stones, Charles Dickens, Jean Paul Sartre and the Dalai Lama. But the less celebrated among us will also treasure this palace of delights for its sybaritic offerings: fine wine and liquor, heavenly cuisine and a dedicated cigar lounge. Chef du Bar Thomas Huhn mixes The Vesper, Knob Creek Old Fashioned and Negronis in the elegant…

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out of the blue

The familiar advice offered to men who go shopping for new clothing is that you can’t go wrong with navy blue. The problem is you can’t go very far right either. As classic as it is, that color has been standard issue for business uniforms forever, meaning you and everyone sports them. This season, it’s time to promote your mufti to something more daring, while still staying in the same sector of the color wheel. Happily, an ocean of other blue tones awaits. The collection for spring/summer from Stefano Ricci, Florence’s most exclusive menswear maker, is dubbed “man and the sea” with an imaginative palette that flashes cobalt blue, steel blue, gray-magenta blue, sapphire blue and gentian blue—everything, it seems, but navy. The suit silhouette is a trim two-button jacket, with available…

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