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Film Legend Francis Ford Coppola: Wine, Women and Spirits

By Audrey Pavia, Portraits by Monti Smith Driving through picturesque, treelined Highway 128 on my way to the Coppola Family estate in Napa Valley, I flashed back to the first time I saw The Godfather. It was 1972, and I was 14 years old. I remember sitting in the theater with my parents, mesmerized by what was happening on screen. I was too young to understand that gripping [...]

Sports Happen, Life Happens: The Renaissance of Joe Buck

By Randy Mastronicola, Portraits by Monti Smith When I told a colleague of mine recently that I was writing a cover story for our magazine about Joe Buck, his response was, “You know, that’s cool. His voice is incredible and he really knows his stuff. What’s ‘The Renaissance’ thing about though?” Joe Buck turned 50 this year. He has one-yearold twin boys. This is his second act. Like [...]

Michael Strahan: Enjoying the Ride

By Joe Bosso, Portraits by Scott McDermott Michael Strahan admits that he has a lot of cars, but he isn’t exactly sure how many he owns. Surveying the enviable fleet of cool, classy rides (special emphasis on Mercedes and Porsche) that are stacked on hydraulic lifts inside his Hackensack, New Jersey, warehouse, the former NFL superstar turned media titan suggests that the size of the group is always [...]

Champion Lennox Lewis: Looking Back and Being in The Moment

LOOKING BACK AND BEING IN THE MOMENT By Randy Mastronicola, Portraits by Monti Smith WHEN IT COMES TO STYLE, IMPACT AND LEGACY, THE FOLLOWING BASEBALL PLAYER ANALOGIES ARE A JUMPING OFF POINT IN GETTING A FEEL FOR CHAMPION LENNOX LEWIS. THINK MORE DEREK JETER THAN BARRY BONDS. THINK MORE MIKE TROUT THAN BRYCE HARPER. AS FOR A BOXING ANALOGY: THINK MORE LENNOX LEWIS THAN MIKE TYSON. AND [...]

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Havana Club: Tributo 2020

MSRP: $456 | ABV: 40% This rum marks the 5th anniversary of the Tributo Collection with a limited release of 2,500 bottles globally. It features a cherry amber color, with dried fruits, sweet caramel and bitter chocolate. There are notes of poached pears with hints of old leather, spices and smooth old cigar aroma. The finish reveals tastes of chocolate and vanilla that showcase the rum’s natural aging. Rating: [...]

Drew Estate: Liga Privada Year of the Rat

5.5 x 46 Corona Gorda Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Binder: Brazilian Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan Strength: Medium/Full Tasting Notes: This Rat is a new chapter from the original offering from 2016. The gold foil that covers most of the wrapper is an eye-catcher. It delights in true creamy Liga Privada fashion with distinct notes of black pepper and earth throughout the smoking experience. The sweet burn finishes with a bit of citrus as [...]

Egan’s Irish Whiskey: Egan’s Centenary

MSRP: $100 | ABV: 46% Tasting Notes: This Egan’s is a blend of single grain and single malt whiskeys, aged in XO Cognac casks of French Limousin oak. It’s devoid of chill-filtering to retain its unique characteristics.  Centenary’s profile has floral notes with accents of honey and apricot on the nose. A combination of light wafers, almond, ginger, and zesty fruits linger on the palate. The finish is long and gentle [...]

Blanco Cigars: Above & Beyond Heroes

6 x 60 Epic Wrapper: Honduran Binder: Honduran Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan Strength: Medium/Full Tasting Notes: The Above & Beyond HEROES series pays homage to Civil Service heroes including Police, Fire, EMS and the Armed Forces. The company is generously donating a portion of the proceeds to assist family members of fallen and surviving service members. This dressed up in red, white and blue cigar is artfully packaged. The box-pressed shape feels [...]

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