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Beaujolais Nouveau 2020 Arriverà November 19, COVID-19 Or NO COVID-19.

by Anura Guruge


COVID will NOT deprive us of our beloved Beaujolais Nouveau. That would have been the ultimate setback — even worse that losing Revels.

Beaujolais Nouveau will happen THIS Thursday, November 19, 2020 — as ever, the 3rd Thursday of November.

Yes, I will go & get my customary quota of bottles & REVIEW the wine for YOU. SMILE.

Cheers. Can’t wait. Mouth is already twitching.


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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 Label — In The U.S.

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2019 Winner of the label creation competition.

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I am hoping that the huge, new New Hampshire Liquor Store in Rochester will be carrying bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 tomorrow — Thursday, November 21, 2019. I plan to head out around noon. They are supposed to be one of the largest stores in NH, now, and as such I am hoping that they will be given an allocation. Otherwise I will have to go to Concord or Portsmouth. I would rather not. Fingers crossed. I do have a contingency plan as well.

I will, of course, keep you posted. Cheers.


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Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 Has Already Arrived In France — REJOICE.

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France is 6-hours ahead of us, i.e., U.S. Eastern time. So, as I write this at 7:30pm, it is already 1:30am in France.

As such they are already well and truly into Thursday, November 21, 2019 — Beaujolais Nouveau day 2019.

I am all set. I even have contingency plans.

More to come. This is BIG. Very big. Special day in my year. SMILE.


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Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 Will Be On Thursday, November 21.

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Do NOT panic. It is NOT Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the next Thursday — November 28. It is late. Actually so is Beaujolais Nouveau day. That is because November 2019 starts on a Friday. So, the first Thursday is on November 7.

Beaujolais Nouveau day cannot fall on Thanksgiving. They are always a week apart — 3rd Thursday of November and the 4th.

So, just over a month away. I wanted to give you a heads up. I will prime you up the closer we get. OK? Promise.


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Happy Beaujolais Nouveau 2018. Cheers.

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 — ACTUAL First Tasting, YouTube Video.

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 Day — Starts Shortly In France. Get READY.

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For the first time in years I might NOT have to drive 45-minutes to Concord to get my Beaujolais Nouveau on the day.

We now have a huge and rather fancy New Hampshire Liquor Store in Rochester, NH — and that is but 20-minutes away. I called them yesterday. The first day I spoke to was NOT familiar with wine — let alone Beaujolais Nouveau. I guess she just sells vodka. But, the second lady I spoke to knew what I was talking about. She assured me that they will have some. But, I am going to check AGAIN.

Well, HAPPY Beaujolais Nouveau 2018.

Cheers.



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Hope You Had A Great Beaujolais Nouveau 2017 Day. Cheers!

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Eventful day for I with my OBi110 and then my long-awaited Garmin Vivoactive 3 giving me grief.

But, the Beaujolais Nouveau was a solace.

No, I haven’t drunk a whole bottle yet, though I could do with drinking all 4. But, restraint! {Smile}

I hope you had a great day, better day than I — at least in terms of frigging electronics.

Why can’t life be simple like sipping Beaujolais Nouveau?

Cheers.


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Today, October 11, “World Obesity Day 2017” — I Will Drink To That. Cheers!

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What can I say. I have struggled with it all my life and it keeps on getting worse.

My doctor already told me in August that I was going to die! So, I am resigned to it. I just like food too much.

That said I am totally convinced, despite what my doctor said, that obese people are HEALTHY. It is the thin ones that keel over and die, unexpectedly.

So, what am I going to do? I am going to toast “World Obesity Day 2017” with a large glass of red. What else would you expect from I. {Smile}


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Yellow Tail Shiraz – Cabernet, U.S. $5.99 At Hannaford’s Right Now: A Quick Review


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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Other wine reviews:
¤ Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012:
>>Fruity, Tangy, Fragrant & Light — Nov. 15, 2012.

¤ Beaujolais Nouveau 2012: Professional Review
>>Pretty Close To My Assessment — Nov. 16, 2012.


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I am sipping a glass of the Yellow Tail Shiraz – Cabernet as I pen this and I have to confess that it is indeed a richly satisfying tipple (as it invariably tends to be), made even more exquisite by the knowledge that it was a (on sale) $5.99 bottle.

Shiraz – Cabernet tends to be a tad sharp on the tongue on first sip; not in an unpleasant way but more in the spirit of awakening your senses that you are in the process of experiencing something subliminally pleasing. The sharpness methinks is the tannin from the Shiraz tempered by some of the sugar from the Cabernet. It is different. You get into the habit of anticipating it. Mint is not something one associates with red wine, but if you can’t appreciate what the heck I am talking about, think of it akin to a jolt of mint — though, of course, there is no mint involved. This agreeable sharpness at once morphs into a dull metallic undertone that I at least always associate with ‘Shiraz’, though I will be the first to admit that I am by no means an expert on ‘Shiraz’. That said I like ‘Shiraz’, but to be candid I really should add that what I like (and have familiarity with) is what connoisseurs will label as ‘cheap Shiraz’.

The Yellow Tail Shiraz – Cabernet because of the dull metallic taste that lingers, is what I would class as a ‘heavy’ red, whereas a Beaujolais Nouveau, in particular the 2012 from Georges Duboeuf, falls into the category of being a ‘light’ red. That it is ‘heavy’ is not a bad thing. It forces you to drink it slowly, contemplatively. It is not a wine that you would want to chug at, as if it was a a soda. It makes you appreciate that you have the fortune of being able to enjoy a wine. That is good.

The Yellow Tail Shiraz – Cabernet is a deep red wine, in the glass. The bouquet is minimal, but is tangy and sharp. Like an expensive, subtle cologne, for men.

I am partial to Yellow Tail wines, in particular their Shiraz or this Shiraz – Cabernet. The prices on Yellow Tail, whether at a store or a restaurant, tends to be good. I think that is true in general with most ‘Shiraz’, though again I do not go looking for ‘expensive’ wines since I find it hard to justify paying too much given that I know that my role is to convert wine-to-water.

If I see a Shiraz, by the glass, on a wine list I will invariably ask for it. Since Deanna rarely if ever drinks red wine and I tend rarely to drink more than one glass of wine a day, the days of me ordering wine by the flagon are long gone. Usually it is just one glass for me; with Deanna and the kids opting for water! So, my familiarity with Shiraz is (I think) limited to Yellow Tail and Woodbridge. I am sure I couldn’t tell them apart, and I have no desire to be able to. To me a Shiraz is a nice change from my customary Burgundy or Merlot. The Shiraz always tastes different. Us Brits have a saying that a ‘change is as good as a rest’. Thus, a Shiraz always imbues a much needed kick into my mainly staid, generally uneventful, what most would call ‘boring’ life. For that, I am grateful to Shiraz and to Yellow Tail.

At the current $5.99 (U.S.) per bottle the Yellow Tail Shiraz or Shiraz – Cabernet is hard to beat. The Shiraz – Cabernet is what I would class a ‘profound’ wine. It make you THINK — which in my book is always a wonderful thing given that my motto in life is ‘Think Free, Or Die‘. It is ideal for social discourse or for writing. It is like having a pipe. It gives you time to reflect; time to ponder.

Get yourself a bottle and enjoy.

Cheers. Happy Thanksgiving.


I happened to be shopping at Hannaford, Alton Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2012, November 15. I wondered into the wine aisle to see if they had any Nouveau. They didn’t.  But, they had Yellow Tail with a $2 off coupon. So, I bought a bottle of the Shiraz – Cabernet.

later that day I went to New Hampshire Liquor Store in Wolfeboro and bought a bottle of the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012 for $9.99.

Very different wines; both great in their own right. I would hate to pick one over the other.

But, if I had to, I probably will pick the Yellow Tail Shiraz – Cabernet!

Sorry. I like the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012. That is beyond doubt. But, it is a light, frivolous wine — as it is meant to be. You can chug it down like it was soda. nothing wrong with that. But, if you want an adult wine, that will force you to savor it, I will go with the Yellow Tail Shiraz – Cabernet.