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100. Kaplowitz Radio Friday

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TOPICS:
  • Cigar Makers' International Union
  • Casa de Garcia Maduro look-see
This is a follow-up to 98. Kaplowitz Radio
"Tampa cigar makers' strike of 1931" [LINK]


This episode was alphabetically brought to you by:
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www.FelixAssouline.com
www.GHcigars.com
www.IllusioneCigars.com

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Felix Assouline Cigars EGO White HEX (Toro) - Cigar Review by Kaplowitz

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Felix Assouline EGO White
WRAPPER: Nicaraguan Criollo '98 (Jalapa)
BINDER: Indonesian
FILLER: Nicaraguan (Jalapa)

FORMAT: Toro "HEX"
ORIGIN: Nicaraguan
STRENGTH: Medium-Full

NOTES: Toasted cedar/hickory woodsiness with growing via progression dark chocolate overtones & roasty-toasty sweet cream. Espresso bean led undertones; well-rounded and smooth black peppery nice zetz. Some black walnut, anise, and topsoil hither and thither. Nice construction & combustion. Good draw and even 'nuff line, although burn is a tick quick. Solid if not dry ash.

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


"Felix Assouline EGO White The lone line that the company announced prior to the show, the EGO White builds on the company’s existing EGO and EGO Connecticut lines with a new blend that uses a wrapper grown on Assouline’s Omega Tobaccos farm in Nicaragua’s Jalapa region. The company announced four vitolas in early July—Divine, Magic, HEX and Taboo—with plans for a total of nine sizes, all of which were included on the order forms at the show. While it’s a regular production offering, the company is staggering production to an every other year basis, meaning that once the 2018 production is depleted, it won’t go back into production until 2020." www.Halfwheel.com (2018)

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99. Kaplowitz Radio Monday 

DAV Cigars Prima Natural in Robusto - Cigar Review Redux by Kaplowitz

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DAV Prima Natural
WRAPPER: Ecuadorian CT
BINDER: Indonesian
FILLER: Dominican

FORMAT: Robusto
ORIGIN: Dominican Republic
STRENGTH: Mild-Medium

>>>

NOTES: Eucalyptus? Cafe Americano & sweet cream overtones after exotic spices and white pepper subside. Cashew butter and a pack of Swiss Miss drive thereafter.  Eucalyptus? Then pale grains and softwood after another transition. Quite nuanced and smoothly complex.

My original review:
DAV Cigars Prima Natural in Churchill

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

###

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WEDNESDAY: Kaplowitz Radio Re-broadcast
SATURDAY: your Kaplowitz Media Weekly Recapitulation.
SUNDAY: your Kaplowitz Media Cigar News Weekly Report.
13th of the MONTH: [dis]Illusione Podcast
25th of the MONTH: Kaplowitz Media Cigars of the Month.

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"To all our readers in the U.S. world, It's a little awkward, so we'll get straight to the point: This Tuesday morning, we humbly ask you to protect Wikipedia's K/M's independence. We depend on donations averaging about $16.36, but 99% of our readers don't give. If everyone reading this gave $3, we could keep Wikipedia K/M thriving for years to come. The price of your Tuesday coffee is all we need. When we made Wikipedia a non-profit, people warned us we'd regret it. But if Wikipedia K/M became commercial [loves its advertisers], it would be a great loss to the world. Wikipedia K/M is a place to learn, not a place for advertising [& loves its advertisers]. It unites all of us who love knowledge: contributors, readers and the donors who keep us thriving. The heart and soul of Wikipedia K/M is a community of people working to bring you unlimited access to reliable, neutral information me, & I could use yer help. Please take a minute to help us keep Wikipedia K/M growing. Thank you."

"I ask only once a year: please help the Internet Archive K/M today. Most can’t afford to give, but we hope you can. The average donation is $45. If everyone chips in $5, we can end this fundraiser today. Right now, a generous supporter will match your donation, so you can double your impact. All we need is the price of a paperback book to sustain a library you can trust. We have only 150 staff me but run one of the world’s top websites [the voice of the cigar world]. We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you. We never accept ads [I love my advertisers]. But we still need to pay for servers and staff [bacon & coffee]. For 22 3 years, my dream has been to build the library of everything and make it available to everyone cigars and the cigar lifestyle. To make information more reliable and permanent. I know we could charge money, but then we couldn’t achieve our mission: a free library for the whole internet. The Internet Archive is a bargain, but we need your help. If you find our site useful, please chip in. Thank you."


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La Aurora Preferidos Sapphire in Robusto - Cigar Review by Kaplowitz

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La Aurora Preferidos Sapphire
WRAPPER: Connecticut Shade
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Dominican, Cameroon(ian?), Brazilian

FORMAT: Robusto
ORIGIN: Dominican Republic
STRENGTH: Mild-Medium

NOTES: Sunlit earth and hay sweetened w/ toasted glimpses of butterscotch, vanilla bean, white chocolate, maybe car-a-mel. Whispery additions to that forward core are an orange blossom honey, toasted cream, pine nuts, and graham flour.

Dessert stick, though not cloyingly-so. Delivered on a line via a damply rigid draw though not nearly egregiously-so. Ash stacks tight af off razor-line slowly paced burn. Calming af. Pleasant if not gob-smacking af.

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


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99. Kaplowitz Radio Monday

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Kaplowitz Media: Cigars of the Month (November 2018)

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"Sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit, these men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem. If no one else can help. And if you can find them -- maybe you can hire the A-Team."

Gentlepersons below is a list as shallow and pedantic as Lois Griffin's meatloaf. It is a list of recent (November 2018) cigar offerings I humbly found to be worthy of A (- to +) review ratings.

THE A-LIST
{Names are links to full review.}


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98. Kaplowitz Radio Friday

Kaplowitz Media Cigar News Weekly Report: Plasencia Alma Fuerte, 1502 Cigars XO Perfecto, & Guantanamera | Agio | Dueto

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PLASENCIA ALMA FUERTE

Plasencia has announced a fourth format -- a fourthmat, if ya will -- of their Alma Fuerte offering. This will be in the form (fourm?) of a 5.5x52 bearing the nom de tobacco Robustus I. Look for it 'round February's way.

They'll come packed in 10ct. boxes which can be upcycled into ashtrays. As to them 'baccys: Nicaraguan Puro. They'll be rolled in Nica, of course, & too @ Plasencia SA. The new Robustos I joins Toro, Salomon, & Gordo iterations.

1502 XO PERFECTO

The XO line of the 1502 portfolio will soon have six sizes say sources! By November's end, a Perfecto (6.5x52) iteration of the blend, will be on retail shelves. The blend of these remains undisclosed other than to say the XO is composed in part of tobacco old enough to vote and even purchase cigars in a shrinking amount of states.

The Perfecto will come in 4ct. boxes. That's right. Four. Other sizes are: Churchill, Salomon, Lancero, Torpedo -- wait -- that brings me to 5. Five. Fuck it.

GUANTANAMERA | AGIO | DUETO

"BALMORAL EPC COLLAB

Royal Agio Cigars has announced their shipping to retailers of their Balmoral brand collaboration with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo offering. My, what a terrible sentence that was. The cigar's nom de tobacco is Dueto, which of course is Hungarian for "Flower Pot."

It's part of the Balmoral Serie Signaturas and too of course, blended by Perez-Carrillo the EPC Cigar Co. head-honcho along w/ Royal Agio big-man Boris Wintermans. The predominantly Nica blend w/ a whisper of Brazilian [& I bet that Brazilian whisper says either "Shemale" or "Soccer star."] is rolled at the La Alianza factory in the Dominican Republic into five formats: Robusto, "OvaciĆ³n" (5.5x50 Figurado), Gran Toro, Gordo, & Churchill. All come in 10ct. boxes." - Me, Kaplowitz Media Cigar News Weekly Report: Alec Bradley Fine & Rare, Davidoff Puro Dominicano, Balmoral + EPC Cigars, & #KM Store

Well, around a month after that post, Guantanamera Cigar Co. has filed a lawsuit against Royal Agio. It's a trademark grievance having to do with the word "duo," which Guantanamera registered in August 2009. Meanwhiles, Guantanamera itself, since again '09 -- has been trademark brawling in another direction; against Habanos S.A. over the name Guantanamera. I've said the name "Guantanamera" an awful lot for not being paid to do-so. 



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98. Kaplowitz Radio Friday 

Kaplowitz Media Weekly Recapitulation Volume LXXVI

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MONDAY & FRIDAY: Kaplowitz Radio
TUES & THURS: cigar review/redux
WEDNESDAY: Kaplowitz Radio Re-broadcast
SATURDAY: your Kaplowitz Media Weekly Recapitulation.
SUNDAY: your Kaplowitz Media Cigar News Weekly Report.
13th of the MONTH: [dis]Illusione Podcast
25th of the MONTH: Kaplowitz Media Cigars of the Month.

+ Occasional midday bonus et cetera posts.

Simply put, Kaplowitz Media has become somewhat of a trusted source w/ a growing cult following. K/M is steak. K/M is sizzle. Yet strangely, K/M is raw. #DIY & yet again & strangely too, quite beautiful and technically sound.

98. Kaplowitz Radio Friday

"Book-end yer week-end w/ Kaplowitz Radio."


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ty for yer attns., Gentlepersons.

s/o Illusione & Dion Giolito <3

This episode was alphabetically brought to you by:
www.CaldwellCigars.com
www.FelixAssouline.com
www.GHcigars.com
www.IllusioneCigars.com


"Historically, lectors (known as lectores in Cuba) or readers in a cigar factory entertained workers by reading books or newspapers aloud, often left-wing publications, paid for by unions or by workers pooling their money. In the United States, the custom was brought to an end in the Tampa cigar makers' strike of 1931. The practice apparently originated in Cuba, and is still known there today, where there are about 200 lectores. Lectores were introduced in 1865 to educate and relieve boredom among cigar workers. Lectores, and their reading material, are chosen by the workers of the cigar factory. Lectores often take on extra-official roles and formerly acted as “spurs to dissent.” As of 2017, UNESCO is considering designating the profession a form of “intangible cultural heritage” - Wikipedia

"In modern English, the term cult has come to usually refer to a social group defined by its religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or its common interest in a particular personality, object or goal. This sense of the term is controversial and it has divergent definitions in both popular culture and academia and it also has been an ongoing source of contention among scholars across several fields of study. In the sociological classifications of religious movements, a cult is a social group with socially deviant or novel beliefs and practices, although this is often unclear. Other researchers present a less-organized picture of cults, saying that they arise spontaneously around novel beliefs and practices. Groups said to be cults range in size from local groups with a few members to international organizations with millions." - Wikipedia (again)

"Humour (British English) or humor (American English; see spelling differences) is the tendency of experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours (Latin: humor, "body fluid"), controlled human health and emotion." - Wikipedia (again, again)

"Any podcast could be a sleep podcast, after all, if the listener is tired enough, or the host’s voice tickles all the right parts of the brain needed to relax. But part of the charm of choices like Sleep With Me and Sleep With Silk are how much effort and care has been spent on audio meant to be ignored. They may have invented the most generous form of media: art designed for audiences to abandon." -www.TheRinger.com


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Felix Assouline Cigars Ringo - Cigar Review Redux by Kaplowitz

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Felix Assouline Ringo
WRAPPER: Habano Criollo '98
BINDER: Indonesian
FILLER: Nicaraguan, Honduran

FORMAT: 6.5x38 box-pressed "Colt"
ORIGIN: Nicaragua
STRENGTH: Medium-Full

NOTES: Stiffly delivered notes of charred wine cask & spiced cedar grow out from dried compost. Black pepper, coffee bean, dry pumpernickel toast. Dark & purposeful yet delicate notes -- some left unplayed as in a Jazz concert. Linear, but that line is a string on Django Reinhardt's guitar. Off-center burn wobbles on a curve. Draw is somewhat hesitant at times. Top-leaf is delicate and crackles lightly/audibly-so. Finish is a rather long salted dark chocolate addition to overtones.

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

My first look-see @ this blend: "FELIX ASSOULINE RINGO BULLET: A beautifully constructed, nice 'nuff performing box-pressed Robusto, bulging of richly black peppered roasted dark earth. Rather on a line, nuanced slightly by espresso woodiness. FINAL GRADE: B+" - Me, Four Cigars Reviewed in 100 Words vol. VI

"A medium to full flavored cigar to savor. Ringo is a call to our Western heritage. Ringo Cigars blend the past with the rich flavors one can only achieve with blending and processing Tobaccos from many regions of the world. This results in a medium to full flavor cigar, which is then housed in a natural wood box. Along with our other vitolas, the Ringo Colt is an elegant and classic box press 6½ x 38 lonsdale that is pure pleasure to smoke." - www.FelixAssouline.com

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97. Kaplowitz Radio Monday

Caldwell Cigar Co. The Last Tsar in Churchill - Cigar Review Redux by Kaplowitz

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Caldwell Last Tsar
WRAPPER: Hybrid Connecticut Arapiraca Maduro
BINDER: Undisclosed
FILLER: Undisclosed

FORMAT: Churchill Pig-tail
ORIGIN: Dominican Republic
STRENGTH: Medium

NOTES: Inherently sweet overtones w/ tangy traces. Car-a-mel, milk chocolate, toasted cream, diner loaded cup joe, Tang. Leathery tobacco-forward notes coming from a loosening thus further and further reaching core. Vegetal freshness in the undertones. A tingly trip to the produce section.

Heavy mid-point transition in which buttery cedar drives the rest home. Finish is a salted cashew butter of a moderate length thing. Burn jags a self-correcting tick, draw is a tick hesitant, liking to be double-puffed. 

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

This is a redux (see title) See original review:
Caldwell Cigar Co. The Last Tsar - Cigar Review


Since 2015, Kaplowitz Media, with myself as its sole content creator, has been a cigar-centric internet oasis of quasi-intellectual reviews (an archive of ~600 in written & audio form as of June 2018) & educational information (infotainment). This proverbial plethora of infotainment is disseminated to Gentlepersons in some two dozen countries to the tune of a monthly readership I shall boast to you of privately IF YOU'D LIKE TO SPONSOR ME. All this via expertly researched and wonderfully written writings & perfectly produced podcasts.

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La Aurora Preferidos Ruby Maduro in Robusto - Cigar Review by Kaplowitz

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La Aurora Preferidos Ruby
WRAPPER: Brazilian Arapiraca Maduro
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Brazilian, Cameroon, Dominican

FORMAT: Robusto
ORIGIN: Dominican Republic
STRENGTH: Medium

NOTES: I'd say "pungent" overtones of peppercorn and baking chocolate ride on a sweet but sharp broasted 'baccy backbone. Meaty middlings see a boozy fruitcake addition. Some charred hardwood reaches up from the composted earth undertones. Finish is short end of moderate. Texture is smooth with some occasional sharp corners. Burns on a razor line and draws easily/evenly.

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


"In modern English, the term cult has come to usually refer to a social group defined by its religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or its common interest in a particular personality, object or goal. This sense of the term is controversial and it has divergent definitions in both popular culture and academia and it also has been an ongoing source of contention among scholars across several fields of study. In the sociological classifications of religious movements, a cult is a social group with socially deviant or novel beliefs and practices, although this is often unclear. Other researchers present a less-organized picture of cults, saying that they arise spontaneously around novel beliefs and practices. Groups said to be cults range in size from local groups with a few members to international organizations with millions." - Wikipedia. Make sure to use #KM on Twitter & Instagram. thx

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97. Kaplowitz Radio Monday

"Book-end yer week-end w/ Kaplowitz Radio."


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s/o Caldwell

This episode was alphabetically brought to you by:
www.CaldwellCigars.com
www.FelixAssouline.com
www.GHcigars.com
www.IllusioneCigars.com


"Historically, lectors (known as lectores in Cuba) or readers in a cigar factory entertained workers by reading books or newspapers aloud, often left-wing publications, paid for by unions or by workers pooling their money. In the United States, the custom was brought to an end in the Tampa cigar makers' strike of 1931. The practice apparently originated in Cuba, and is still known there today, where there are about 200 lectores. Lectores were introduced in 1865 to educate and relieve boredom among cigar workers. Lectores, and their reading material, are chosen by the workers of the cigar factory. Lectores often take on extra-official roles and formerly acted as “spurs to dissent.” As of 2017, UNESCO is considering designating the profession a form of “intangible cultural heritage” - Wikipedia

"In modern English, the term cult has come to usually refer to a social group defined by its religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or its common interest in a particular personality, object or goal. This sense of the term is controversial and it has divergent definitions in both popular culture and academia and it also has been an ongoing source of contention among scholars across several fields of study. In the sociological classifications of religious movements, a cult is a social group with socially deviant or novel beliefs and practices, although this is often unclear. Other researchers present a less-organized picture of cults, saying that they arise spontaneously around novel beliefs and practices. Groups said to be cults range in size from local groups with a few members to international organizations with millions." - Wikipedia (again)

"Humour (British English) or humor (American English; see spelling differences) is the tendency of experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours (Latin: humor, "body fluid"), controlled human health and emotion." - Wikipedia (again, again)

"Any podcast could be a sleep podcast, after all, if the listener is tired enough, or the host’s voice tickles all the right parts of the brain needed to relax. But part of the charm of choices like Sleep With Me and Sleep With Silk are how much effort and care has been spent on audio meant to be ignored. They may have invented the most generous form of media: art designed for audiences to abandon." -www.TheRinger.com


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Kaplowitz Media Cigar News Weekly Report: Gran Habano Los Tres Reyes Magos, Ezra Zion Nomad Game Over, & BLTC Cigars Killer Bee Connecticut

"All the news that's fit to poach."


GRAN HABANO LOS TRES REYES MAGOS

A couple days back, Gran Habano announced officially via official press release the official release of their Los Tres Reyes Magos (The Three Kings) Holiday Culebra offering. The Los Tres Reyes Magos contains 3 32x7 cigars & employs the Gran Habano #1, #3, and #5 blends. Each Culebra comes in its own coffin, then is packed into 10ct boxes. Los Tres Reyes Magos is manufactured in Honduras. Culebra.

Word has it that when you go back to check on the Culebra, it is gone from its coffin. But who would believe a thing like that??? Pfft.

GRAN HABANO CONNECTICUT NO. 1
WRAPPER: Connecticut
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

GRAN HABANO HABANO NO. 3
WRAPPER: Nicaraguan Habano
BINDER: Nicaraguan Habano
FILLER: Nicaragua, Mexico, Costa Rica

GRAN HABANO COROJO #5
WRAPPER: Nicaraguan Corojo
BINDER: Nicaraguan Corojo
FILLER: Nicaragua & Costa Rica


NOMAD GAME OVER

Ezra Zion purchased Nomad. Game Over is the 1st release to come from that. EZ plans on using the Nomad nom de tobacco for bold stuff. Fun stuff. Micro-batch stuff. "Baddass blends." GO: 756 Figurado. Wrapper: San Andres Maduro. Filler: Nicaragua, USA

[note: the above consists of 250 characters; equivalent to the Game Over production run.}


BLACK WORKS KILLER BEE CONNECTICUT

Retailers who were all present & accounted for at IPCPR 2018 are privy to carry BLK WKS's Connie expression of their Killer Bee -- a Corona formatted thing.

This CT rendition is wrapped in an Ecuadorian (CT, natch) top-leaf, decorated w/ strips of Ecuadoran Maduro (ending in a closed-foot, beginning in a linear/swirl cap). Binder is Nica Habano, guts are Nica. These are made at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua to the tune of 700 20ct. boxes.

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96. Kalowitz Radio Friday

Kaplowitz Media Weekly Recapitulation Volume LXXV

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La Aurora Preferidos Gold - Cigar Review Redux
DAV Cigars Habana Clasico - Cigar Review Redux


PODCAST
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95. Kaplowitz Radio Monday
[dis]Illusione #11132018 Illusione Cigars Podcast
96. Kaplowitz Radio Friday

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WEDNESDAY: Something completely different. Maybe.
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25th of the MONTH: Kaplowitz Media Cigars of the Month.

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Me? I was once a chef and another time a professional wrestler. I am a published writer, both on-line and on-paper, of genres ranging from Pulp to Pome. My family's roots in podcasting go back to 1901. Blogging, 1898. This, back in the Old Country of The Nicanduras Republic. Feel free to look all this up.

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"Historically, lectors (known as lectores in Cuba) or readers in a cigar factory entertained workers by reading books or newspapers aloud, often left-wing publications, paid for by unions or by workers pooling their money. In the United States, the custom was brought to an end in the Tampa cigar makers' strike of 1931. The practice apparently originated in Cuba, and is still known there today, where there are about 200 lectores. Lectores were introduced in 1865 to educate and relieve boredom among cigar workers. Lectores, and their reading material, are chosen by the workers of the cigar factory. Lectores often take on extra-official roles and formerly acted as “spurs to dissent.” As of 2017, UNESCO is considering designating the profession a form of “intangible cultural heritage” - Wikipedia

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Back to Wikipedia: "Humour (British English) or humor (American English; see spelling differences) is the tendency of experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours (Latin: humor, "body fluid"), controlled human health and emotion."


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DAV Cigars Habana Clasico in Churchill - Cigar Review Redux by Kaplowitz

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DAV Habana Clasico
WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Habana 2000
BINDER: Dominican Olor
FILLER: Dominican

FORMAT: Churchill
ORIGIN: Dominican
STRENGTH: Medium-Full

The Robusto iteration of this blend was my #8 cigar of the year 2017-18. I also re-smoked that 550 on 93. Kaplowitz Radio & it was oh-so good.

LINKS

DAV Cigars Habana Clasico in Robusto - Cigar Review
93. Kaplowitz Radio Monday
Kaplowitz Media Cigar of the Year 2017-18

NOTES: Sweet spices toast warmly with pineapple mango attachments around a buttery cedar core. Leather in the nether overtop white pepper’d yeasty grains. Complex. Transitional. Nuanced. Lengthy smoke-time. Cruise-control burn. Smooth, even draw. Stays cool to its well-formed nub. Muddles waters and chars some in 3/3.

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


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La Aurora Preferidos Gold Corojo in Toro - Cigar Review Redux by Kaplowitz

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La Aurora Preferidos Gold
WRAPPER: Dominican Corojo
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Dominican, Cameroon, Brazilian

FORMAT: Toro (5.5x54)
ORIGIN: Dominican Republic
STRENGTH: Medium-Full

NOTES: Fusty suede envelopes a syrupy fruit cup. Working out from that core is white peppercorn, honey malt and cocoa butter. Creamy smooth texture with a pleasant tingle. Finish is of nice length and sees a core extension, sweetened. Burns on a razor line and draws evenly if not somewhat stiffly (in the 1/3, only).

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

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