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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 Label — Just As I Had Shown You 3 Days Ago.

by Anura Guruge


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Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 Is Just 2 Days Hence — Is This The Georges Duboeuf Bottle That Will Debut November 17?

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The bottle at the front, with a cock, says 2016 at the top.


2 Days To Go.

Thursday, November 17, 2016.
(always the 3rd Thursday each November).


I found the above picture of the “Georges Duboeuf” Facebook page.


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Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 Georges Duboeuf — Review Whilst On 2nd Bottle.

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With the first bottle long gone (consumed growing reverence) and now into my second bottle I have to say that my admiration and awe for the 2015 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau has reached new heights. It is a very pleasant, highly potable wine. Piques the nose with a sharp aroma and rewards the mouth with a full, robust, no-nonsense fruity flavor.

I drink my daily glass of red wine after my late lunch while I do some serious writing. I take healthy sips while contemplating what I have just written or about to write. A good wine makes me take notice of it despite my focus on my writing. That is the case with this 2015. It is not a background wine. It is a wine that begs attention because of its presence. It will be a great wine to chat over though I suspect you will go through the bottle rather quickly. I am glad I bought 1/2 a case. This wine will go quick. I will keep on buying it till it is all gone.

I recommend it highly. The 2014 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau was also very compelling. This is as good, IF not better.

If you are into reds do yourself a favor and definitely try a bottle. I am positive that you will like what you taste.

Cheers.


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Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 — The Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Bottle Label?

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Attacks in Paris means we have to TONE DOWN 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau Day.

That is a given.

Yes, we have to observe SOME MOURNING.


This, as I posted, was what was originally purported to be the
Georges Duboeuf label for their Beaujolais Nouveau 2015.

That could still VERY WELL be the case for the U.S.


But, here is a picture of the Georges Duboeuf 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau bottles, 3,200 of them, that arrived at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on October 31, 2015 — the Japanese, as I have mentioned, BIG on the Nouveau.

I, again, stress that the U.S. 2015 Georges Duboeuf could be different. The Japanese label too much like ones used in prior years.

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Sneak Early Review Of Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 From France — Fresh, Refreshing, Strawberry/Raspberry.

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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 — THE Review:


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Click for YouTube review of what is CLAIMED is the World’s first REVIEW of Beaujolais Nouveau 2015.


This was my widely read review of the
2014 Beaujolais Nouveau.

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I am struck by how SIMILAR the 2015 sounds. Fresh, refreshing, fruity, some tannins (which is a must and good).

Sounds very promising. But we will have to be careful how we ‘celebrate’ 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau Day.

I will keep you posted.


Yes, we have to observe SOME MOURNING.

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Paris Attacks 11/13/ Will Cloud & Dampen Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2015, Nov. 19.

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It will be difficult to have the traditional Paris <–> London races etc., for obvious reasons.

France and the World will still be in shock and mourning next
Thursday, Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2015.

Yes, the cartons with the bottles will already be in the
U.S. and other countries.

BUT MAYBE we should rethink HOW we mark this Beaujolais Nouveau Day.
I for one will be ‘happy’ to forgo celebrations per se.

So just a quick heads up.


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A Wine Bottle Christmas Tree — I Want One.

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I saw a picture of one on Facebook and immediately knew that one of these will have to be in my future. I don’t have that many wine bottles but that can be remedied and Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 is just around the corner. Deanna has started putting a few outside in her gardens and has talked about a wine bottle tree. A wine bottle Christmas Tree would be the perfect compromise. Have it indoors for Christmas and then move it outside. We have, for the last 7 years, had two 6′ Christmas trees in this house. The wine bottle one could be a third.

So here are some pictures I found.


This is the one I saw on Facebook. I tracked down the original.

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This was another. This was at a store.


eBay has these for the garden.
This would be what Deanna would like/want.
But $150!
I am sure I can get one made, out of metal, for cheaper around here.

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Is This The Bottle Label For The Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2015?

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‘Old Spice’, ‘Brut’ Or ‘Bay Rum’ As Aftershave Astringents & Aroma.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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This morning watching MSNBC we discovered that ‘Old Spice‘ was back in circulation due to a very cute and clever viral video on YouTube. Deanna just loved it — though nearly all of her experiences is mainly with daughters. 

Click to access IF you haven't seen it. It is quite funny and cute.

Click to access IF you haven’t seen it. It is quite funny and cute.


oldspicebottle112What amused me about this new interest in ‘Old Spice‘ was that of late, and by that I mean the last 3 months (or so), I have been occasionally using ‘Old Spice’ as an aftershave. A few months ago I, with a penchant for collecting old bottles, saw an old, classic ‘Old Spice’ bottle, more than likely at the (ever delightful) Alton dump swap shop, and picked it up. It was not empty. It was nearly full and it smelt authentic and ‘good’. Well aftershave doesn’t spoil plus I have very thick skin. So I put the bottle on my bathroom sink and use it — not every day, but maybe a few times a week. I have used ‘Old Spice’ in the past but I was never into it — much. I wasn’t that enamoured with its smell.

brutFor as long as I can remember ‘Faberge Brut‘ was my goto aftershave, definitely in my 20s, 30s and 40s. The green bottle, with the suspended badge, was very much a part of my life. I, of course, remember the ‘tall’ brown box, just like in this image. I think the Brut had to do with me having been a ‘Diplomatic Brat‘ in the 1970s. There are certain things whose prices are kind of upside down if you can get them ‘duty-free’ at true, diplomats-only prices — ideally from a specialized store (such as in the UNESCO building in Paris) or from a specialized catalog. Brut must have been ‘cheap’ duty-free, as was good caviar. When I was attending University in Swansea in the early 1970s I could get caviar for cheaper than I could buy cans of sardines. So I would have bottles and bottles of caviar sent to me. I think ditto for Brut.

I had really not given much thought at all to my affectation for Brut until I got an e-mail, in 2001, from a lady who wanted to determine whether I, like her, had worked for Wang, at the iconic Wang Towers in Lowell, MA. She had seen me on the Internet and was trying to place me. Her description of me was: ‘were you the guys who always wore a three-piece suit and smelled of Brut. Us secretaries always knew you were around from the Brut …’. To begin with I was mortified. I had not realized that Brut had become a trademark. Then I started laughing. Well, that had to have been me. The three-piece suit reference alone was a dead giveaway. At that time I lived in three-piece or double-breasted suits from London. So, after I got that e-mail I went and checked. I didn’t have any Brut! Next time I was in Manchester I stopped and got a bottle.

I don’t have any Brut right now either — and that is OK. Deanna used to get me men’s fragrance, usually ‘Perry Ellis’. I think I still have three bottles, of light blue stuff, in various stages of use, in the bathroom. Yes, women have told Deanna that her husband smells good. I am glad — though I am also known to take the occasional shower, whether I need it or not.

BayRumDuring the last 5 years or so, old age having crept in, nostalgia played a major role in my life. I used to remember the Bay Rum they used to put on my head, in Ceylon, after a hair cut. I always liked the smell of Bay Rum. Very robust and masculine. I went looking for Bay Rum. Of course, thanks to the magic of the Internet, you can find anything. I have been using this ‘Ogallala‘ (and what a name) ‘Bay Rum‘, from this blue bottle, for the last few years. I can use it on my hair and on my face. Twofer. I really do like the smell. Yes, I also have a bottle of ‘Brylcreem‘! Yep, this nostalgia thing has bit deep. I am the retro man, 1950s all over again.

I have NEVER relied on aftershave as an astringent. As I once heard, famously, slapping your face alone does as well. I am sucker for LOTION. For 40 years, without fail, day-in, day-out, I used ‘Oil of Olay‘ original on my face. I still use some form of lotion on my face everyday, without fail. I can’t face the day without it. So, the lotion takes care of the skin conditioning. So, for me, the aftershave is just for the smell. For now, I am cool with the Ogallala Bay Rum. But, now that I am thinking of it, I will have to get some Brut and start buying some old, iconic Brut bottles on eBay.

From a 1988 Wang marketing brochure ‘Wang on Networking’. Guess which one I am. And PLEASE don’t ask me about my other hand. It is but a bad optical illusion. I got so much ‘shtick’ for that when the brochure came out. None of us saw the proofs. I now dread that I probably intoxicated that poor lady with my Brut!

Baby Chimpanzee Bottle Feeding An Awfully Cute Baby Tiger. Will Make You Smile. 2 More Cubs In The Background.

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Deanna sent this to me. She knows I want a tiger or lion cub. Don’t you think it would be way cool to see me running up Prospect Mountain Road with Maya and my baby tiger.