Wednesday, October 28, 2020

New Podcast! Coffee Conversations, a Teaser Trailer

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A new Kaplowitz Radio. miniseries hosted at the Global Delights roastery and tasting room in Eugene, Oregon. Java journies for your mind and palate. As well as surrounding esoterica.


Kaplowitz Radio. is a podcasting network consisting of this Coffee Conversations mini-series, the titular Kaplowitz Radio. podcast, disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM, & more. It is brought to you by Kaplowitz Media. Send $$$.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Global Delights Coffee Honduras in Review "Wants Drunk"

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Global Delights Single Origin Honduran

ORIGIN: Honduras, Chinacia, La Paz
VARIETAL: Catuai & Orange Bourbon

PROCESS: Fully washed
BREW METHOD: Pour-over

INTENSITY: Medium

WEBSITE: globaldelights.com

NOTES:
Chocolate | Caramel | Apricot

Smallish notes, great gooey expanses twixt. Those in-betweens are filled to the brim w/ nutty smoky earthiness. Notes, though: A plush powdered cocoa. A caramel w/ honey malt attachment. Apricot, dried, pops in & out. Charred oak structures well but there is a ton of that bulging earth for it to contend with. A more-ish offering. Wants drunk.

Undertones are murky depths of hidey leather, toasted cereal grains a smoked paprika trace. As the cup cools, a bit of clean fruitiness tarts in a tick. [Melon.] Or tries to -- settles into body addition more-so than flavor. Does serve well there. Nuance over complexity, a deep brew. Robust but not dense... balanced on rays of light in a dark dusty room.

Imparts an almost spooky mood there, in a fun sorta manner. Vincent Price quirky, not Nathan Lane quirky. I'm fresh home from Halloween candy shopping, in the mood. I'll pivot, digress. Aroma is sweet earth, toasted marshmallow thinly. Eyeballs to a somewhat foggy view, amber highlights. A treat above the typical Honduran trick. 

[insert Halloween pun]

FINAL GRADE: B+
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

Other Global Delights reviews:

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Monday, October 26, 2020

disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM "Eric Plant"

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In this episode, It's curtains! Also Eric Clapton and Bruce Springsteen. Blech.

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Kaplowitz Media. Coffees of the Month (October 2020)

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Kaplowitz Media.
COFFEES of the MONTH: OCTOBER 2020
[Names are links to full reviews]


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Kaplowitz Radio. EP199 "Fine Wit"

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We start out w/ a quite cerebral visit from Phil Kurut, wherein we talk shop in regards to cigar reviewing. Then Lee Marsh of Stolen Throne Cigars stops by for a palate-cleansing bit of silly billiness. Finally, Mike comes in to talk about the past, present, and future of Kaplowitz Radio. ... Will EP200 be its last??? Before all that I read some Shakespeare. Closing out all that? Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz. Really big shoe. Important af.

Find out more about Kaplowitz Radio. HERE.

Kaplowitz Radio. is a podcasting network consisting of this titular Kaplowitz Radio. podcast. It is brought to you by Kaplowitz Media. Here are some keywords for search engines to ignore: cigar cigars wine wines vineyard tasting room coffee review reviews rating ratings thx

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Friday, October 23, 2020

A Kaplowitz Media. Coffee Listicle | A Handful of Coffee Reviews You Should Re-/Read

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Listed in no particular order.

Split Rail Finca El Rincon
Pecan/Walnut | Caramel | Chocolate
Read my full review HERE.

Black Acres Papa New Guinea
Caramel | Jicama | Apple butter
Read my full review HERE.

Sugar Creek Panama Gesha
Tropical fruits | Floral | Earthiness
Read my full review HERE.

Eldritch The Dagon Blend
Chocolate | Black Pepper | Pecan
Read my full review HERE.

Batdorf & Bronson Guatemala
Chocolate soda | Salted caramel | Citrus zest
Read my full review HERE.

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Global Delights Coffee Rocksteady in Review "Smooth. Supple. Smoopple? Sure."

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Global Delights Rocksteady 

ORIGIN: Central and South American
BREW METHOD: Pour-over

INTENSITY: Medium

WEBSITE: globaldelights.com

NOTES:
Earth | Chocolate malt | Nuts

Smooth. Supple. Smoopple? Sure. Gently bittersweet leathery earth top-to-bottom w/ some really great complexities/nuances. But I'm on-ahead of myself. Sits in the cup looking a lot like coffee. California suede w/ brick red clouded depths. Doesn't water at the edges. Sips to swirls of 85% cacao, black walnut/pecan nuttiness & citrus which tugs chocolate.

A Terry's Chocolate Orange. That's it. Some tropical floral & fruit notes. A beef stew underpinning. A crisp black pepper twang, fleetingly. Excellent balance, very good structure -- plush, unrigid. Easy-peasy but not lazy. Cools into softwoods... pine. Yeasty. Sweet. Pine nuts. A pignoli cookie? Sure. Eye-talian. Almond paste. Homey comfy.

Clean. Finishes sweet & clean. Lip-smacking & sating. Kinda like a country drive. Long-easy curves and gradual peaks/valleys. Unfurls extraordinarily well. Suede now. Evolving. Tons of character. A chillen brew. I'd like it by a campfire on a beach. It's actually a lot like that. Malty, too. Lots going on w/ no rush to put on. Seemingly wants re-evaluated via Moka Pot.

FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

Other Global Delights reviews:
Global Delights Academia

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Kaplowitz Radio. ETC. for EP198

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A rare ETC. show interview w/ Steven Hall of Tinker Coffee Co. 

READING LIST: 
Tinker Coffee Co. Keramo Ethiopia in Review "Coffee-Colored, Calmly"

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Global Delights Coffee Academia in Review "Does Cadillac Make a Safari Vehicle?"

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Global Delights 
Academia Blend

ORIGIN: Central American, Micronesian
VARIETAL: Caturra, Castillo, Catuai, Typica, Orange Bourbon
PROCESS: Fully Washed

BREW METHOD: Pour-over
INTENSITY: Medium

WEBSITE: globaldelights.com

NOTES:
Carmelized molasses | Hazelnuts | Hickory smoke

Smoky-sweet, cleanly. With crisp neat astringency. A roasted orange acidity. Fullness. Bright not sunny. Smooth. Eyeballs to a patent leather sheen, brick-red rim and depths. Smoked schnoz, fennel seed, an umami-triggering earthiness. Wettens up the corners of your tongue on first silky-sip. Outdoorsy a la glamping. Authentic, nonetheless. (& smarter.)

Molasses evolves into toffee; a bit of Werther's Original under that. Hazelnuts, big, within balance. Undertones cool into a dark chocolate pip. Fennel becomes more anise. [C]hickory Dickory Dock. A N'awlins feel. A cuppa w/ a slow drawl. Charming, calming. Firm, though. Confident. Excellent structure, delineation. Friggin' salivating. Flannel. A hipster who can change a tire.

Peppery, kindly, black & green. Delicate yet sturdy, dig? A wing-roofed Aspen home. Earthiness gets a further beef broth injection of savoriness. Clear. Barnyard, a well-kept western show saddle. Complex, nuanced, & evolving. Yet attainable & familiar. A tick adventuresome in well-controlled environs. Does Cadillac make a safari vehicle?

FINAL GRADE: A
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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Monday, October 19, 2020

disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM "ChilIllusione"

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Kap delves into his chili cook-off experience; Dion wants to kill him.

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Kaplowitz Radio. EP198 "For All That Beauty"

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On this week’s show, I’ll be re-airing Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz segments from episodes 188 thru 197. Prior to that, I’ll be premiering this episode’s NEW Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz Segment. Wall to wall me. yw. Cigars | Coffee | Wine Kaplowitz Media. the best tasting media.

READING LIST

HVC Cigars Cerro Sabrositos in Review "B I G on Character Alongside Complexity" https://kaplowitz.blogspot.com/2020/10/hvc-cigars-cerro-sabrositos-in-review-b.html

Illusione Cigars Singulare 2015 Miserere in Review "Like Sweat Dripping Down Our Dirty Laundry?"
https://kaplowitz.blogspot.com/2020/10/illusione-cigars-singulare-2015.html

Rock-A-Feller Dominican Blue Churchill in Review "(That Sounded More Dirty Than Intended)"
https://kaplowitz.blogspot.com/2020/10/rock-feller-dominican-blue-churchill-in.html

Eberle Winery 2018 Paso Robles Syrah Steinbeck Vineyard "Bruises & Blooms"
https://kmwine.blogspot.com/2020/10/eberle-winery-2018-paso-robles-syrah.html

Knotty Vines Wine Chardonnay 2018 in Review "Breakfast in Bed at 2pm. Waffles."
https://kmwine.blogspot.com/2020/10/knotty-vines-wine-chardonnay-2018-in.html

Eberle Winery 2018 Cotes-Du-Robles in Review "I Somehow Feel Colorado"
https://kmwine.blogspot.com/2020/10/eberle-winery-2018-cotes-du-robles-in.html

NxtWave Coffee Special Edition* (Fall 2020) in Review "Frequenting Taco Trucks"
https://kmcoffee.blogspot.com/2020/10/nxtwave-coffee-special-edition-fall.html

Tinker Coffee Co. Keramo Ethiopia in Review "Coffee-Colored, Calmly"
https://kmcoffee.blogspot.com/2020/10/tinker-coffee-co-keramo-ethiopia-in.html

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Friday, October 16, 2020

NxtWave Coffee Special Edition* (Fall 2020) in Review "Frequenting Taco Trucks"

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NxtWave Coffee 
Special Edition* 
(Fall 2020) in Review

ORIGIN: Brazil. Patrocinio, Minas Gerais (Cerrado Mineiro)  
VARIETAL: Red Catuai

PROCESS: Natural
BREW METHOD: Pour-over

INTENSITY: Medium

WEBSITE: nxtwavecoffee.com

NOTES:
Charred oak | Dark chocolate | Leather

Patent leather looks & tip-toeing nose. Dark, shiny, & mute. See? A sinewy 147lb'er outside of camp between fights, walking around at190lbs. Frequenting taco trucks. Charred oak structures & drives, calms when the dark chocolate opens up past its own waxiness, joins. Plum, hanging heavy from the tree.

Leather envelopes in an evolving earthen manner. Barnyard, compost. Fresh fruit dalliances add nice acidity, stave off the abyss. Undertones of beef broth. Taco seasoning (from a block away). A bit of anise seed, maybe fennel. Mainly black peppercorn. Starts simply, shifts to another familiar gear. Each done quite well. This offering smokes pipe tobacco, bear w/ me. [Scarred knuckles.]

Traditional, & top-shelf therein. Calming & heartening. Black walnuts as it cools further. Complex, un-jarringly-so. Lesser nuanced depths than expected; notes skim along the top. Smooth, sating. A gentleman & a scholar with a wild past. [Faded chest piece tat under tweed sportscoat]

FINAL GRADE: B+
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

Other NxtWave reviews:
this is a different offering under the same name.

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Tinker Coffee Co. Keramo Ethiopia in Review "Coffee-Colored, Calmly"

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Tinker Coffee Co. 
Keramo Ethiopia 

ORIGIN: Sidama Zone, Bensa District
PROCESS: Low Oxygen Natural
BREW METHOD: Pour-over

INTENSITY: Medium-Full

WEBSITE: www.tinkercoffee.com

NOTES:
Melon | Rose hips | Ligero tobacco

Looks like a patent leather boot worn for a walk on a well-tamped dirt trail. Also: coffee-colored, calmly. Smells like rosewater and composted earth. Rosewater tastes like roses but I taste rosehips on the sip... tangy nigh puckering. Hibiscus. Firming, astringent. Black tea. Stone fruit: nectarine, apricot.

Eases into a melon, watermelon then further into cantaloupe juices. This melon melange steers and leads into a lengthy finish just shy of cloying. Robust. Peppery ligero tobacco weaves in/out in the up-top. That tobacco is tied into the upper middlings and from there, an earthen midsection. Savory & agile topsoil. Cocoa. 

A bit of something like a toasted sesame oil on the back-end; it's there on the body too. Well-rounded & well-balanced each in severe understatement. Complex af & excellent of structure. Beautiful delineation atop merry little dalliances below. Intense & intensely interesting. Neither in a manner which reels but an "Oh, my" is apropos.

FINAL GRADE: A
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

Other Tinker reviews:

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Kaplowitz Radio. ETC. for EP197

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Topics: a missed rendezvous, fine-tuning the Kaplowitz Media. Newsletter, & the Illusion Cigars Kaplowitz Candela is here IS HERE OMfG. Then a classic disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM from the Kaplowitz Radio. archives is lazily plugged in.

Illusione Cigars Kaplowitz Candela info: 

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Monday, October 12, 2020

disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM "ANGER MAN"

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We talk about anger issues & communication bugaboos. A bit about Anthony Bourdain & the important role of critic | criticism. Oh, & THE ILLUSIONE CIGARS KAPLOWITZ CANDELA IS UPON US... get yours now by emailing sales@vault1905.com or by dialing them up at 208 901 0217. 


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www.illusionecigars.com

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Kaplowitz Radio. EP197 "Not So Bright"

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It’s another really big shoe and not to brag but it is FULL of technical difficulties & third/fourth takes. But it’s grand! I talk w/ Reinier Lorenzo of HVC Cigars & Micky Pegg of All Saints Cigars. Also, Mike swings thru to chat Port wine & cigar pairing & somewhere amid all that I do a little Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz. [not in that order] I bet all the new homeschoolers in the area are eating up bandwidth.

CIGARS | WINE | COFFEE
reviews/views/interviews available on:
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Friday, October 9, 2020

Kaplowitz Media. Coffee SPECIAL REPORT: A Handful of Recent Reviews you Should Not Miss (Or Should Catch Again)

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Kaplowitz Media. Coffee SPECIAL REPORT: A Handful of Recent Reviews you Should Not Miss (Or Should Catch Again)

[in no particular order]
[titles are links to full reviews]

Nectar of Life Gourmet Organic Coffee French Roast in Review "Is That Manure You're Wearing?" Leather | Charred woods | Cocoa Aroma is a Harley peeling out of a southwest fat burger drive-thru joint. It also smells a little like how classic rock sounds.

Split Rail Coffee Kenya Nyeri Ichamama AB in Review "A Smooth Operator" Tart fruits | Lemon balm | Cereal grain Fresh pinewood, daffodils, honeydew... or am I imagining that? Or am I imagining skinny-dippers splashing into watering hole undertones as the fog burns off on the day?

Tostado Coffee Palenque in Review "A Singer-songwriter" Maple syrup | Pinewood | Caramel White cowboy boots. Meadow. Wildflowers. A singer-songwriter. I do believe I have found Paula Cole's prairie song in the bottom of my mug.

Sugar Creek Coffee Roasters Bolivia in Review Skor candy bar | Nut brittle | Green peppercorn An almost exotic experience & one well 'nuff rooted in the familiar to retain its comforts. A Mickey D's run in Bangkok?

Tinker Coffee Co. Kellenso Ethiopia Mekonissa in Review by Kaplowitz Media. Papaya | Apricot | Apple butter A quick-footed light heavyweight of a profile... perhaps a plodding welterweight. A boxer/puncher. A knockout brew.

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Subscribe to Kaplowitz Media.

"Have you Kaplowitz'd to-day?"

Let's unpack this...

I (Kap) & Kaplowitz Media. are done w/ social media. Both of us. Why? Because. Until when? Let's say at the least, & if ever, March 2021. After my yearly second-half of Feb. hiatus.

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This becomes of the utmost importance if you do not want to miss a Kaplowitz Media. post. You may subscribe at the top right of the page by entering your email addy under "subscribe." This is necessary to do for each of the Kaplowitz Media. blogs: Cigars, Coffee, & Wine. You do not have to sub to all, just the ones you wish to be updated on. A daily email will be sent your way w/ links to that day's posts. No post, no email. One email a day, even if there is more than one post published.

You may send an email my way at any time if you wish to stay in touch beyond reading/listening to what I write/say. That address is kaplowitzmedia@mail.com. Please allow me ample time to not reply prior to not sending me a follow-up email. 

Now to answer some questions I've already been asked in re all this *FAQ* some overlapping may occur in the interest of clarity.
  • Will you still be blogging & podcasting*? Yes (w/out change).
  • Will you post links to your new blog posts anywhere? NO (subscribe).
  • Will you post photos to your blog instead of Instagram? Maybe (maybe).
  • Will you be opening your blog to comments? No (never). 
  • Can I share links to your posts on my own social media profiles? Yes (please do).
  • Are you going to do videos now? No (tf?)
*If you haven't yet, you may subscribe to the Kaplowitz Radio. portfolio of podcasts by visiting: https://anchor.fm/kaplowitz There, you can find KR. on your preferred podcast player or listen immediately. Please rate & review if both applicable & favorable. 

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Kaplowitz Radio. ETC. for EP196

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Courtesy of Illusione Cigars, this week's ETC features a first & rare guest... Phil Zanghi of Debonaire Cigars. We chat about the book we're working on & he tells a rasslin' tale about Arn Anderson. before that, I recap September's Kaplowitz Media. cigars & wines of the month. Then comes a classic disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM podcast. Please to enjoy, yes?

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Monday, October 5, 2020

disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM "Diners & Truck Stops"

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We discuss diners and truck stops. Pet rats too, but never gerbils. Never gerbils. We also talk cigars at the beginning. ikr? Lanceros & Gordos, etc.

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Kaplowitz Radio. EP196 "Shifting Change"

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A complete walk-thru review of the Kaplowitz Media. Cigar of the year process & results. Tom Meadowcroft from Meadowcroft wine drops by as does Trini Amador of Gracianna Wine. Also, a Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz segment & a quick review of an HVC Serie A Perlas. 

The best tasting podcast on the www today is Kaplowitz Radio. 
CIGARS | WINE | COFFEE 
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Now here are some words I hope will trigger some search engines. You can stop reading now. thx Gratitude, creativity, best of list, cigars, wines, dramatic reading, review, reviews, Shakespeare, sonnets. sonnet, poetry, happiness index, day drinking, podcast, podcasts, divorce. 

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Paper Tiger Coffee Co. Aceh Gayo Sumatra Honey Process in Review "Mainly-mostly Shy of Utter Harum-Scarum"

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Paper Tiger Coffee Co. 
Aceh Gayo Sumatra

ORIGIN: Aceh, Northern Sumatra
VARIETAL: Catimor, P88

PROCESS: Honey Process
BREW METHOD: French Press
INTENSITY: Medium-Full

WEBSITE: papertigercoffee.com

NOTES:
Honey | Melon | Tropical fruits

A substantial looking coffee. Thick to the eye, dense w/ matte finish. The appearance of consequence and slightly of brick-red under prune juice. Noses of thin-strong-fuzzy avocado honey, dusty spices, fruits. Melon, sipping now. Feels like it looks. Sturdy and a more-bit fuzzy. Peaches. Big & sudden, everything is a top-note kick in the mouf. Piles of soft. Bags of sand, bracing. Caramelized sugar.

Not complex but a whole lot happening at once & on-par. Nuanced deeply like in how 8secs. is a long time... on a bull. Delineation is an issue. Structure doesn't even try to ward off the bum-rush. Cantelope, watermelon, more tropical candied melange stuff, dried -- apricot, papaya. Spices subdue as the cup cools. I wanted more thems, & maybe some wood. I get table syrup. Yarn?

{nethers}Suede, richly, not hidey tho. More earthen-so, & alongside barnyard notes. Not cloudy, not sunny. Also somehow a dog day of summer stillness. Weight. Wait. It's the humidity that gets ya. Grains, barley & oats. Balanced in how the eye of a storm behaves itself. But really, a brawny brew mainly-mostly shy of utter harum-scarum. Serious hi-stakes fun. "Oh, what a rush." RIP Road Warrior Animal.

FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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Monday, September 28, 2020

disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM "Tea for Two"

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On children's games & high tea.

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Kaplowitz Radio. EP195 "Course Untainted"

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This week? We will NOT be focused on the Kaplowitz Media. Cigar of the Year unfolding as this is being recorded. We will instead have chats w/ #Kappys2020 cigar critic of the year Phil Kurut & perennial no-prize winner, Mike Weinstein. Also, a bit of Shakespeare, Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz, and a cigar preview thrown in, too. The Adventura cigars Royal Return Queen's Pearls. BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE: a preview of Let it Bee, a white port dessert wine from Meadowcroft Wines.

The best tasting podcast on the www today is Kaplowitz Radio. 
CIGARS | WINE | COFFEE 
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KAPLOWITZ READS KAPLOWITZ 
READING LIST (links)

HVC Cigars Edicion Especial 2015 in Review "Tasty All the Live-long"
https://kaplowitz.blogspot.com/2020/09/hvc-cigars-edicion-especial-2015-in.html

Broadside Wine 2018 Printer's Alley Proprietary Red "Interesting if Not Totes Delish"
https://kmwine.blogspot.com/2020/09/broadside-wine-2018-printers-alley.html

Paper Tiger Coffee Tanzania in Review "Calloused Hands, Well-lotioned?"
https://kmcoffee.blogspot.com/2020/09/paper-tiger-coffee-tanzania-in-review.html

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Kaplowitz Radio. ETC. for EP194

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Courtesy of Illusione Cigars, this week's ETC is a fun one, for sure. I hype the days-away Kaplowitz Media. Cigar of the Year naming. Then I quick-review a GTO Cigars offering. Then you get to relive a classic bit of audio from the Kaplowitz Radio. archives; a vintage disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM podcast. yw

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Paper Tiger Coffee Tanzania in Review "Calloused Hands, Well-lotioned?"

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Paper Tiger Coffee Tanzania

ORIGIN: Tanzania
PROCESS: Fully washed

BREW METHOD: French Press
INTENSITY: Medium

WEBSITE: papertigercoffee.com

NOTES:
Carob | Caramel | Earthiness

Malty-toasty & savory. Well rounded and of a powerful refrain. You know, yummy af. Cereal grain & carob. Caramel. Well behaved fruitiness, a softly delivered muskmelon which don't rock the boat. Beefy at the corners of the tongue, nigh au jus. Smooth as in talc. Maybe a bit less than cleanly delineated. Calloused hands, well-lotioned?

Undertones are predominantly composed of drippings from up-top. A bit mottled. A tick more of carob, cocoa butter. Creamy & grainy. Balanced but achieved in a broad across the tongue manner. Flat, lacking in backbone/structure -- but in a comforting way. An evening cuppa post-meal. Some spiciness, reminiscent of a far-away curry. 

Finishes well but not clean, a bit baggy on the back-end. Complex but compressed if not linear. Earthen, clay & dirt trail. Well-lit not sunny-bright; soft glow. Cools to a cocoa powder entry, that's nice. Drinks finer than it grades. Sturdy & serviceable and excellently-so. Flinty mineral on the even further back-end. 

FINAL GRADE: B+
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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Monday, September 21, 2020

disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM "Unflappable"

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This week we talk mafia murders, breakfast cereals, and house painting.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Kaplowitz Radio. EP194 "Summer's Lease"

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I recap & review the 2020 Kaplowitz Guide. Also, I share some cigar coffee wine news via various articles. Then some Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz. Finally, an art section including dramatic readings of the song Do Anything You Wanna Do from Eddie & the Hot Rods then a poem from John Ashbery, Anticipated Stranger. Not necessarily in that order. Want more reason to tune in? Sorry, that’s all I got. So let’s get to it. Oh, also some Shakespeare, natch.

The best tasting podcast on the www today is Kaplowitz Radio. CIGARS | WINE | COFFEE reviews/views & is available on:
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KAPLOWITZ READS KAPLOWITZ

Gracianna Wine 2017 Mercedes Riverblock Estate Pinot Noir in Review "Just Prior/Alongside"
https://kmwine.blogspot.com/2020/09/gracianna-wine-2017-mercedes-riverblock.html

All Saints Cigars Dedicacion in Review "Creamy. Dreamy."
https://kaplowitz.blogspot.com/2020/09/all-saints-cigars-dedicacion-in-review.html

Rock-A-Feller Dominican Blue in Review "Pick to Critical Bits"
https://kaplowitz.blogspot.com/2020/09/rock-feller-dominican-blue-in-review.html

Portlandia Vintners Pinot Noir 2018 in Review "Wanna See my Doilies?"
https://kmwine.blogspot.com/2020/09/portlandia-vintners-pinot-noir-2018-in.html

Kaplowitz Media. 2020 Kaplowitz Guide

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Kaplowitz Media. Weekly Recapitulation Vol. 195

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    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

    Kaplowitz Radio. ETC. for EP193

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    What am I about to be on about here? Well, this Sunday’s Kaplowitz Radio EP194 will be all about recapping the 2020 Kaplowitz Guide post among other things… but that doesn't answer the question. I just wanted to sneak that in. 

    How about this: Kaplowitz Media Coffee is kicking back on after a short & unannounced hiatus while I got Kaplowitz Media. Wine underway. So that’s nice. I have samples on the way & will be stoked as soon as caffeinated properly. Chuffed, even.

    Also here: a classic something from the Kaplowitz Radio. archives. 

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    Monday, September 14, 2020

    disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM "Pickles & Parma"

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    We discuss: Reuben sandwiches, pickling, Bob Ross as pitchman supreme, & trash vs. garbage.

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    www.illusionecigars.com

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    Sunday, September 13, 2020

    Kaplowitz Radio. EP193 "Intro x10"

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    No new show this week due to wildfires. thx Instead, please listen to the intros from shows 183-192. In reverse order. Really. For more Kaplowitz Media., don't just stand there -- help me hose down the roof of my house, dammit. www.Kaplowitz.xyz REMEMBER: if any of these intros tease you into wanting to hear their full episodes, they can all be found rather easily, yes?

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    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    Kaplowitz Radio. ETC. for EP192

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    Listen as I hype the next part of the September-long Kaplowitz Media. Cigars 5th Anniversary celebration… The 2020 Kaplowitz Guide. Then hang around for a rebroadcast from the Kaplowitz Radio. audio vaults; a recap of 2019 Kappy Awards. Find out all about the month's festivities HERE.

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    READING LIST

    Kaplowitz Media. Cigars SPECIAL REPORT | Fifth Anniversary Celebration Schedule | #Kappys2020, Kaplowitz Guide, Cigar of the Year 

    Crowned Heads Cigars Awarded One Star | A Kaplowitz Guide Update

    The Kappy Awards (Index)

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    Monday, September 7, 2020

    disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM "Pairings & Crooners"

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    In this episode of the Illusione Cigars podcast, Dion Giolito and I dive into pairing wine, coffee, cigars. Plus, we talk pizza vs hamburger. Finally, we discuss the crooners of the Great American Songbook.

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    Sunday, September 6, 2020

    Kaplowitz Radio. EP.192 "Heaven Knows"

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    A complete wrap up of The Kappy Awards #Kappys2020. Also, some Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz, and an Art Segment featuring dramatic readings of House Plants by Squid and All Nearness Pauses by ee Cummings. All me, flying solo. While my house is being painted. What could possibly go wrong? For more Kaplowitz Media., shut up and paint, god damn it. (+ bonus content from the Kaplowitz Radio. archives.)

    READING LIST

    Tabanero Cigars Maceda Torpedo in Review "A SunnyD Sort"
    https://kaplowitz.blogspot.com/2020/09/tabanero-cigars-maceda-torpedo-in.html

    Gracianna Wine 2016 Zinfandel in Review "A Bit Later in the Evening”
    https://kmwine.blogspot.com/2020/09/gracianna-wine-2016-zinfandel-in-review.html


    Squid - Houseplants
    https://genius.com/Squid-houseplants-lyrics

    ee Cummings - All Nearness Pauses
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=25957

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    Sunday, August 23, 2020

    Kaplowitz Radio. EP.190 "Secret Influence"

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    This week we have Mike Weinstein talking FDA and Yiddish theater, Darren Cioffe of Principle Cigars speaking to the setting sun and speed smoking, and Kevin Moss of Stolen Throne Cigars on bidets in Germany & selling cigars. Also, Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz & a new arts section wherein I read Idles lyrics & two Bukowski poems. For more Kaplowitz Media.

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    Wednesday, August 19, 2020

    Kaplowitz Radio. ETC. for EP189

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    IN THIS EPISODE: I read a Mental Floss article about cigar factory Lectores. Also a re-broadcast of something from the KR archives. thx

    READING LIST:
    The Lectores Who Read to Cuba's Cigar Rollers
    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/71485/lectores-who-read-cubas-cigar-rollers

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    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM podCAST "Sow-ooo-chee"

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    It's all about back to basics, self-sufficiency, & realizing the universe exists w/ in you.

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    Sunday, August 16, 2020

    Kaplowitz Radio. EP189 "Doom and Date"

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    This week on Kaplowitz Radio. we have visits from Hector Alfonso of Espinosa Cigars, Sue Shay of Bluebird Wine, Lee Marsh of Stolenthrone Cigars, & Mike Weinstein of the New Jersey Weinsteins. Four guests! BIG shoe. For more Kaplowitz Media, check out www.Kaplowitz.xyz or hang your head out your car window while going 80 down a side street.

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    Thursday, August 13, 2020

    Groundwork Coffee Venice Signature Blend in Review "With a Maduro Cigar Brunch"

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    groundwork Coffee
    Venice Signature Blend
    Certified Organic | 100% Arabica

    ORIGIN: Blend
    BREW METHOD: French Press
    INTENSITY: Medium-Full

    NOTES:
    Hardwood | Dark chocolate | Fruit

    Charred hardwood nose, a bit of dark then lightening fruitiness. Sips to more char than the aroma lets on & it lets on a good bit. Some tar which yields to eventual crisp-clean. Black peppercorn. Then dark chocolate shaving, waxily-so. Fruit jerky? Raisins, prunes. Undertones are wet stone minerality, stiff leather, roasty-toasty saltiness.  Nethers are dried compost piles, piled high. Airily... marshmallow fluff? It's on the surprisingly sweet-evolving finish. Not complex per see, but transitions nicely & has moderate depths.

    Becomes sweeter, juicier via progression but retains a charred/mineral tandem. Also an enjoyable smoky layer. Nicely balanced. The more you drink the more you wanna drink. Drinkable af, I daresay. Hits the Goldilocks zone of a dark roast spectrum. Blended to please many a palate & disappoint or awe a scant few. Un-daring and somewhat wet-(summer quilt)blanket as structure fails in the fading hardwood cooling cup. Would be quite nice with a maduro cigar brunch. Nice everyday brew.

    FINAL GRADE: B+
    A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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    Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    Kaplowitz Radio. ETC. for EP188

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    IN THIS EPISODE: A look at my rating system. A look back w/ a classic Kaplowitz Radio. rebroadcast. Plus a look forward to an upcoming special thing.

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    Monday, August 10, 2020

    disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM podCAST "Baseball on the Radio"

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    Epstein, Shamwow, late-night TV, & listening to baseball on the radio. Plus an update on the Kaplowitz Media. Illusione Cigars offering. thx

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    Sunday, August 9, 2020

    Kaplowitz Radio. EP188 "Stormy Gusts"

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    On this ep, we have a visit from Sam Leccia, then a visit I paid to the guys over at Artesano del Tobacco (Viva la Vida) on their live Instagram show, also a new Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz, & a classic disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM w/ Dion Giolito from the Kaplowitz Radio vaults. Stay tuned thru to the end & catch my dramatic reading of Closing Time by Semisonic. For more Kaplowitz Radio., hit the road, Jack. Hit the road, Jack. But please come back. thx

    READING LIST
    (Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz)

    Gold Feather Coffee Roasters Wheels Up Blend in REDUX Review "& Out the Door You Go!"
    https://kmcoffee.blogspot.com/2020/08/gold-feather-coffee-roasters-wheels-up.html

    Oliva Cigars Serie V Belicoso in Review "Rather Classical"
    https://kaplowitz.blogspot.com/2020/08/oliva-cigars-serie-v-belicoso-in-review.html

    Charles Smith Wines Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2018 in Review "Tastes Like Uma Thurman's Yellow Jumpsuit"
    https://kmwine.blogspot.com/2020/08/charles-smith-wines-kung-fu-girl.html

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    Thursday, August 6, 2020

    Kaplowitz Media. Coffee Reviews: A Handful of Recently Written Recommended Offerings*

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    When craft reviews craft. When specialty reviews specialty. When boutique reviews boutique. When the underground turns its gaze to itself. "And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you." - Nietzsche. Or,  should we go back to Dostoevsky's Underground Man? Maybe more-so Prince's When Doves Cry. I don't know what I'm getting at here, so I'll just get to it.

    In no particular order other than ABC'd, here's my shitpost list:

    Dark Horse Los Canelos Colombia: "I was born on a Purim (in re to hamantaschen) BUT NOT LAST PURIM, dammit. There is steak & there is sizzle & there is no meat in these middlings." My full review may be read HERE.

    Gold Feather Wheels Up Blend: "Simple stuff, a kindly go-juice in the AM, particularly after a late PM, then gives ya good BM & out the door you go!" My full review may be read HERE.

    Killer Beans Brazilian Bombshell: "Smoky af in manner. A muscle car peeling out from a burger joint, circa 1967. I taste chrome." My full review may be read HERE.

    Nectar of Life French Roast: "... notes of leather jackets worn under sleeveless denim jackets. Features a bandana used to clean a dipstick look in the cup..." My full review may be read HERE.

    Tostado Palenque: "It's hard to be both mild & mesmerizing. I can pull it off & thankfully so does this cuppa goodness." My full review may be read HERE.

    *Offerings here to mean my offerings. My writings. These were recommended reads, not necessarily recommended products, see?

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    Wednesday, August 5, 2020

    Kaplowitz Radio. ETC. for EP187

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    Kaplowitz Media. has a certain je ne sais quoi. This episode of ETC. is all about a certain je ne sais quoi in the offerings I review.



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    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

    disILLUSIONE dePROGRAM "Flesh Pencil" or, "Panda Bone"

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    A day late a dollar up. TV pitchman history: a brief overview. Featuring Snoop Dog Cali Red, George Foreman Grills, Shamwows, Flex Seal, Billy Mays, & much much more.

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    Monday, August 3, 2020

    Gold Feather Coffee Roasters Wheels Up Blend in REDUX Review "& Out the Door You Go!"

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    Gold Feather
    Wheels Up Blend

    ORIGIN: Various
    VARIETAL: Arabica

    PROCESS: Various
    BREW METHOD: French Press

    INTENSITY: Medium

    WEBSITE: www.goldfeathercoffee.com

    The reasoning behind this redux is a switch from Moka Pot to French Press brewing. The original MP review can be read HERE. This 2d will not reference that 1t. You should read it anyway. It is superbly written.

    NOTES:
    Dark chocolate | Earth | Dark grains

    Charcoaly. Once settled on the palate, grainy. Potting soil nose, lest I be remiss in noting. Peaty almost. Primary notes are dark chocolate, a brownie baked with too much flour & for a bit too long, say. Earthiness is a vegetal savory nicety, backed by a tick of black pepper, balanced by molasses.  Grains are barley, buckwheat, roasty-toasty goodly. Charcoal leaves the cooling cup. Or I acclimate.

    Middlings feature fennel & poppy seed, a sorta everything bagel seasonings minus the salt. Leather is there, schvitzing on-down into a high & dense underbelly of compost, manure. Keeps settling/cooling into nicer & nicer complexities. Good depths. Moderate balance. Nothing extraordinary but quite good.  Simple stuff, a kindly go-juice in the AM, particularly after a late PM, then gives ya good BM & out the door you go!

    FINAL GRADE: B
    A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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