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Kaplowitz Media. Hiatus 2020 User Guide

"Have you Kaplowitz'd to-day?"

Toward the end of this rather & perhaps needlessly lengthy programming note, I will be asking for donations to keep Kaplowitz Media. going & G R O W I N G. Methods of donating are via the following links: PayPal or CashApp thx & now...

This yearly KM hiatus will span Feb. 14 - Feb. 29, 2020.

During the above stated time, no new content will be posted. In other words, this post you are currently reading, which is published to this blog you are currently visiting, posted on Feb. 13, 2020 -- will be it for new content -- until March 1, 2020. I feel I've over-explained but also as if I've just begun to do so.

During this time, new disILLUSIONE dePROGRAMMING will continue to be created/disseminated. Namely, one (1) podcast & one (1) vodcast. They will not, however, post to the main page here but instead to the disILLUSIONE dePROGRAMMING page. Also, to the Kaplowitz Radio. & Kaplowitz Television. pages. Dates of those drops are Feb 17 & 24, respectively. Pages can be seen as limbs of the tree which is this blog. You are currently reading from its trunk, & reference to said trunk was made also in the above segment entitled "WHAT IT MEANS." k

YouTube fun will also be (maybe) made during this hiatus, so subscribe to the Kaplowitz Media YouTube channel just in case. That content will (probably) be exclusive to there & may or may not be cigar-centric in nature. You can get there by clicking HERE. I recommend you do it. Also, follow Kaplowitz Media. on Twitter @KaplowitzMedia

In the predominant absence of new KM content, I suppose you could always take a daily walk or two. Maybe pick up a hobby such as bocce ball, macrame, or crack cocaine. Maybe check out alternative & ultimately inferior cigar infotainment bits from other more dubious sources. Better yet, check out the KM archives. There are hundreds probably thousands of cigar reviews, podcasts, articles, & videos. I'm sure there are some you missed that you could now catch. Get lost a bit down the rabbit hole of this joint. #opportunity

Or just wait for March 1. Or -- & (I would say) DEFINITELY: contemplate what would happen if this KM hiatus was open-ended. If my return was not for-sure & secured. IF KAPLOWITZ MEDIA SIMPLY WENT AWAY. oh, my. What could you do, you may very well be wondering, to never see that sad day happen -- to safeguard against that big juicy bit of awfulness?

Donate. Kaplowitz Media is a full-time project & the main source of income for a single mom(me). YOU can help keep this going & help keep it G R O W I N G. How? via PayPal or CashApp

Resting my palate & throat. Solving crossword puzzles. Pounding the ground for advertisers: WANNA ADVERTISE W/ KAPLOWITZ MEDIA? I also have a book to write (Opening the Books: The Phil Zanghi Story). Naps to take. Teeth to grind. Ruminating to do... you get the gist. I mean it's only a couple weeks. We'll all be fine.

Another excellent way to help support Kaplowitz Media. is to like/share posts wherever you find #KM on social media.

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Opening the Books: the Phil Zanghi Story | Episode 1

"Have you Kaplowitz'd to-day?"

Episode 1 of Opening the Books: the Phil Zanghi Story. Indian Motorcycle, Indian Cigars (Tabac Co.) & MORE.

More Opening the Books: The Phil Zanghi Story info:

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Villiger Cigars Do Brasil Claro in Review

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

Villiger Cigars 
Do Brasil Claro

WRAPPER: Brazilian
BINDER: Brazilian
FILLER: Brazilian

FORMAT: Robusto
ORIGIN: Villiger do Brasil, Brazil


Cream | White chocolate | Mineral. Always a tricky notation, mineral... here, it's a flinty/saline meandering I find pleasant but some may take it as not. Very classically candela, this profile -- a double claro of a claro for sure. Excellent creaminess bulges & staves the greenness off of lesser such offerings. Undertones are table sugar, cafe au lait, cardamom addition to pepper, and a dandelion floral note.

Underbelly is white dirt with a slight & pale terra cotta edge. Near excellent complexity & balance, slightly 'near' due to a forward saltiness. Still quite smooth & plushly-so. Sweetness rides high but on the +-side of saline, it's cleaner than cloying. Finish exhibits an interesting white tea attachment to primaries on surprisingly long legs.

Rolled quite firmly. Draws w/ a good bit of resistance but does satiate smoke-hole well. Ash grows slowly & stacks well -- thick, oily. Excellent smoke out-put but does require frequent puffs to stay so. Culminates in a room-note of salted sweet cream, carried by a slight & tantalizing suede. The wrapper suffers then burns cleanly thru a crackling at the end of 1/3. A tick lesser than care-free but well-worth the quite minimal fussing involved.

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

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