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Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2017 Is FINALLY Here — Thank Bacchus!

by Anura Guruge

It is finally here — OK, at least in Paris.

We have a few more hours to go.

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2017 is unlikely to be available in New Hampshire till around 11am, Thursday. I plan to be in Concord, as is my wont, around then to buy a few bottles.


Thanks Bacchus — we made it through another year.

Beaujolais Nouveau is here.

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Please Join Me In Celebrating The Wonderful Holiday Of ‘Saturnalia’ — The Precursor To Christmas.

by Anura Guruge


IF you are fortunate enough to be a Born-Again, Reformed Heathen, as am I, SaturnaliaDies Natalis Solis Invicti are very important & significant holidays.

Saturnalia is a holiday where ALL conventions are expected to be thrown out of the window. It is a holiday to be enjoyed with gusto.

So, I wish you, from the bottom of my very pagan heart a rollicking, merry, joyous, licentious Saturnalia (December 17 – 23) & Dies Natalis Solis (December 25).

Merry Christmas TOO! I don’t miss that either. And Happy Chanukah (Hanukkah).

P.S., This painting, kind of synonymous with Saturnalia, is by French artist, William Adolphe Bouguereau (William Bouguereau) (1825-1905) and is titled La Jeunesse de Bacchus (The Youth of Bacchus). Bacchus/Dionysus, my IDOL, the God of the vine, grape harvest, winemaking, wine, ritual madness, religious ecstasy and theatre.

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 Is Here In New Hampshire. Thank Bacchus & Georges Duboeuf.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

Read my review of the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2016.

I drove to Concord, New Hampshire — 40 minutes away — to get 4 bottles.

It was definitely worth it.

The “New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlet” store, as per the norm, sure had a display — top two pictures, above.

But, it was NOT the featured display. One amongst maybe 20 others! Took me a few minutes to find it. The white labels used in 2o16 didn’t help.

But, the 2016 Beaujolais Nouveau is here. Thanks, Georges Duboeuf.

Enjoy. It is an easy enough wine to drink.

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I Am Done With Popes! The ‘Next Pope’ Was My Gig And We Have The Next Pope. Moving On. Signed Off From Papal Blogs.


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The popes were never going to be my life’s work. Plus, even with all I did on popes over the last 8 years, my legacy, per the indelible trail on the Web, will be ‘SNA‘! That is OK. If not for SNA I could not have done the popes.

So, I have quiesced my two pope blogs with this post.

With luck, I hope to master at least one other field before I die. Right now my sights are on ‘Near Earth Objects‘ (NEOs). There is so much happening out there. Actually I have been working on NEOs for the last 16 months. I have two books, both 90(+)% complete. Very unlike me. I usually finish books. So, I have to finish one of these. Otherwise it would be 16 months of writing, mainly during my 3rd shift, down the drain. IF I manage to get at least one of them out, it will be my second book on astronomy.

Baccus, my type of deity.

My son is very anxious that I write a book on ‘befriending the brain‘. I need to do that. I also need to write a book that has his name on the title. He, rightly, claims that that is his due since Teischan and Devanee both have books with their names in the title. I also better do one of Danielle, my oldest — though, she, all her life, has been the least demanding.

Deanna wants me to write on what I am now thinking as the ‘Bacchus Way Of Life Per Anura‘ — the virtues of a glass or red wine and an orgasm a day. Other than for his looks, I have always, since I was a teenager, identified with Bacchus. There are terms that are used to describe him, which are so me: ‘ritual madness and ecstasy‘ & ‘from the east, as an Asiatic foreigner‘. There is another, that is so me, but I can’t mention it here because Deanna will say it is not appropriate. To be fair, I have been saying that I was going to write this book for over 6 years. So that is on the list.

I really feel that I need to rationalize Buddhism to the world! There are so many misrepresentations. So now that I tackled the popes, Buddhism seems like a logical thing to turn to — especially given that I was once steeped in it, whereas I really have no real background with Catholicism.

So that is the plan. But, it can all change. I no better than to have plans. Most of my plans unravel.

All I know is that as of today, Pope Francis day one, after having done 4 or 5 posts earlier in the day, to keep them honest, I am done with popes — at least for 2013. There is, however, one caveat. If there is another sede vacante in 2013, i.e., the need for a third pope in the year, I am sure to jump in with both feet because I will find it impossible to stay away.

Two Buddha statues from Ceylon/Sri Lanka.