Cigar Advisor Publishes New Articles on Corojo Cigars and Mojitos

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Cigar Advisor Magazine, the premier publication for cigars online today, has released two new articles for the June 2013 issue. The first is a piece detailing the Corojo wrapper leaf, a descendant of Cuban tobacco widely used in today’s cigars; the other is a profile of the Mojito, including the history behind the cocktail as well as a recipe and video guide to mixing one.

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Cigar Advisor has just released two new articles to their June issue, detailing Corojo tobacco and the history of the Mojito.

The all-new Cigar Advisor is an online cigar magazine that started out as a simple cigar blog, and has since evolved into the premier online cigar-related publication. The magazine brings a fresh, irreverent, and down-to-earth perspective on all things cigars to thousands of smokers. In addition to educational cigar content and behind-the-scenes cigar industry articles from some of the business’s top names, Cigar Advisor delivers an array of content about a variety of topics of interest to people who enjoy the cigar lifestyle. The magazine also features cigar reviews and ratings submitted by real smokers, to help readers decide which would be good cigars to try. Cigar Advisor has just released two new articles to their June issue, detailing Corojo tobacco and the history of the Mojito.

Cigar Advisor Executive Editor Gary Korb contributes a primer on a popular tobacco leaf used in cigar manufacturing, titled “Corojo Wrapper Leaf: Then & Now.” Korb writes, “When it comes to making premium cigars, the Corojo leaf is the one to which tobacco growers, blenders and cigar smokers alike have been drawn.” Sought for its robust flavor and complexity, the leaf was developed during the 1930's by Diego Rodriguez in Cuba's famed Vuelta Abajo tobacco-growing region. Using selective breeding, Rodriguez created the Corojo seed from the Criollo seed. Gary’s piece takes a closer look at the origins of this flavorful leaf whose name comes from the Santa Ines del Corojo Vega, a.k.a. the "El Corojo" plantation, not far from the town of San Luis y Martinez in Pinar del Rio.

The Mojito – also a product of Cuba – is profiled by contributor Bob Meyn. “Rum,” he states, noting the liquor used in the drink, “Had its origins born out of necessity; a necessity of the slaves who worked the sugar cane fields of Barbados during the 17th century and needed a drink at the end of the day.” Meyn details the history by which it was discovered that molasses, a typically discarded by-product of sugar distillation, could be fermented into a fairly potent concoction. One of the results, he writes, is the Mojito: “Created in an effort to enjoy rum in the sweltering heat of 19th century Cuba.” In addition to offering a Mojito recipe, Bob comments that the drink is “the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer's day.”

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