Cigar Advisor Adds New Articles on the Life of Zino Davidoff and the History of Tampa

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Cigar Advisor Magazine has added two new pieces to their selection of informative content. The latest releases provide readers with the history of Tampa, FL, and the second installment of Gary Korb’s narrative on the life of cigar legend Zino Davidoff.

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Out of the hundreds of cigar factories that existed in Ybor City and West Tampa, only about two dozen are still standing.

The all-new Cigar Advisor is an online cigar magazine that 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. Cigar Advisor has just published two new updates to their June issue, both detailing the history of cigars.

Contributor Tom Ufer writes a feature in the new issue called “Tampa with a Twist.” Ufer comments on Tampa’s heritage Cuban culture, noting that “the city of Tampa has played a major role in the history of handmade cigars since 1866 when Vicente Martinez bought 40 acres of land and founded Ybor City.” Out of the hundreds of cigar factories that existed in Ybor City and West Tampa, only about two dozen are still standing. Tom details the efforts of some of the cigar industry's leading manufacturers, noting the effects of their work to restore several of the city's original factories. He also calls attention to the trend of several new Tampa-based boutique cigar companies moving in - keeping the city's cigar-making tradition alive to this day.

Cigar Advisor Executive Editor Gary Korb continues with the second installment of his three-part narrative on the life of Zino Davidoff, titled “From Russia with Luck.” The setting is just after the First World War - the 20's are now roaring in the U.S. and Europe. “A free man,” Korb writes, “Zino decides to travel to South America to learn about tobacco from the ground up - literally.” The piece highlights a part of Davidoff’s biography at a time when, with only 300 francs in his pocket, Zino traveled to Paris where he experienced life among 'la boheme.' From there, the setting moves to Argentina, then on to Brazil, and finally, to Cuba, where Davidoff completed his education in tobacco. Gary writes, “It is an adventure that will open the doors to Zino's ultimate destiny.”

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