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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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Kaplowitz Radio. EP187 “Sweets & Beauties”

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Visits from Lee Marsh of Stolen Throne Cigars & Mike of New Jersey. A new Kaplowitz Reads Kaplowitz segment & a classic bit of something from the Kaplowitz Radio. vaults. yw

READING LIST

Villiger TAA Exclusive 2020
https://kaplowitz.blogspot.com/2020/07/villiger-cigars-taa-exclusive-2020-in.html

Gold Feather Night Flight Blend
https://kmcoffee.blogspot.com/2020/07/gold-feather-coffee-roasters-night.html

Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company | Bennett's at 5th St. Market Tasting Room
https://kmwine.blogspot.com/2020/07/bennett.html

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