Cigar & Spirits Magazine Kicks Off 2014 with Leonardo DiCaprio Cover Issue

Cigar & Spirits Magazine Kicks Off 2014 with Leonardo DiCaprio Cover Issue
Exclusive Interview with the Academy Award-Nominated Screenwriter Terence Winter from The Wolf of Wall Street, Plus the Top 20 Cigars of The Year Revealed

CIGAR1403HiRes-840x1024Irvine, Calif. (January 23, 2014)
Cigar & Spirits Magazine, the nation’s premier publication dedicated to celebrating the cigar and spirits lifestyle, has revealed its January, 2014 cover-issue featuring Golden Globe Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Coinciding with the tremendous success of DiCaprio’s latest film, The Wolf of Wall Street, Cigar & Spirits editor Jon Shakill sits down for an exclusive one-on-one with the film’s screenwriter, Terence Winter (recently nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay) and producers Joey McFarland and Riza Aziz.

“It goes without saying that Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the greatest actors of his generation, but he’s also a successful businessman and an active philanthropist,” says Lincoln Salazar, chairman and publisher of Cigar & Spirits Magazine. “By featuring Leo on the cover of the first issue of 2014, we continue to prove our dedication to keeping the Cigar & Spirit audience on top of culturally relevant topics and personalities, as well as ahead of social trends.”

In The Wolf of Wall Street, DiCaprio plays New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort, whose hard-partying lifestyle fueled his financial success and ultimately led to his epic downfall. The movie brings DiCaprio together again with director Martin Scorsese for their fifth film collaboration. The challenging role recently garnered DiCaprio a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

Cigar & Spirits January, 2014 issue also features the highly anticipated Cigar & Spirits Annual Top 20 Cigars. Selected by the Cigar & Spirit expert Rating Panel, each cigar is ranked by basic blend with expert analysis of strength, taste and draw. High-quality color photos and detailed descriptions give readers the ultimate guide to the year’s best cigars.

Along with cigar and spirit brand spotlights, the January issue features intimate interviews with Charlie Toraño, president of Toraño Cigars; Phil Maloof, entrepreneur and part-owner of Zing Vodka; and Brett Baier, former bartender and now popular news anchor at Fox News.

Not only is Cigar & Spirits known for its chic design and timely articles, it has gained a reputation for delivering acclaimed cover-features on high-profile celebrities such as Charlie Sheen, Sammy Hagar and Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas.

“We really wanted to kick off 2014 with an unforgettable issue,” adds Salazar. “Our magazine is judged by a very elite audience of connoisseurs, entrepreneurs and professionals. I’m more than confident that we’ve met their high expectations with the Cigar & Spirits January, 2014 issue.”

Cigar & Spirits magazine January, 2014 issue is now available on newsstands and at fine bookstores everywhere.