Tag Archives: November 21

Very First Powered Flight Took Place This Day 114-Years Ago — Courtesy Of The Wright Brothers.

by Anura Guruge


First flight of the Wright Flyer I, December 17, 1903, Orville Wright (younger brother) piloting,
Wilbur Wright (older brother) running at wingtip.


Click to ENLARGE. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_brothers



December 17, 1903.

This has to be treated as one of the most significant dates of the 20th century and a red-letter day in all of human history.

The day we mastered powered flight and took to the skies. We haven’t stopped since then.

It seems ironic that this very day, 114-years later, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world’s busiest airplane terminal, was crippled by a power failure as if to remind us how much we now rely on air transport.

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They had chosen Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, for its consistent breeze and its forgiving, sandy beaches.

Who was piloting the plane had been determined by a coin toss.


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by Anura Guruge

Free Flight By Humans Is Now 234-Years Old — Thanks To The French Montgolfier Brothers.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgolfier_brothers



The very first untethered flight by a human took place, on the outskirts of Paris (France), yesterday (i.e., November 21), 234-years ago, i.e., November 21, 1783.

So free flights by humans is now 234-years old. That is impressive.

The first human tethered flight, performed by the younger brother, Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (6 January 1745 – 2 August 1799), took place just under a month earlier.

I am a great fan of the Montgolfier brothers and their hot air balloons — having always known their pioneering status in the field of aeronautics. I just to have a pair of real neat, ceramic cufflinks featuring one of their balloons.

I thought it was important for us to commemorate this great event in human history.


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by Anura Guruge

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 — THE Review: Another ‘Keeper’, Tart, Sharp & Hard To Ignore.

GD_BEAUJOLAIS_NOUVEAU_2014smAnura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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2013, i.e., last year.

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>> 2014
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>> NH Liquor fails to promote.
>> Scottish Rotary Beaujolais Nouveau charity.
>> Wine bath in Japan.
>> At Morgans Swansea.
>> Japan buys MOST bottles.

>> Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau
>> 2013 
THE REVIEWNov. 21, 2013.

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Yet another ‘keeper’, for the second (or maybe even third) year running, though, obviously, ‘keeper’ is really not the right word because this is an eminently potable wine. I would, as I did last year, even go as far as to say it is ‘chuggable’, i.e., you can drink it, in larger mouthfuls than you should or would like to, because it is such a congenial red.

I write this as I am sipping my second ‘glass’ of the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2014. The first ‘glass’ (by N.H. restaurant standards as opposed to mine) went down way too quick though I tried to prolong it. This is yet another Beaujolais Nouveau for those, like me, who like robust red wines — and, moreover, like them sharp and with an aftertaste that has a kick.

It is fruity, as many would like it to be. Takes a second or more before you can really detect it in the aroma. But, once you get a whiff you are left in no doubt that this wine will make your senses think of fruit.

Much sharper and as such that much more tart than that of 2013 — but 2013 was one of the exceptional years. But, while it is so subjective, do not get me wrong — this is a very acceptable, definitely above average Beaujolais Nouveau. It has what I think of as a lingering ‘alkaline’ taste. I find that satisfying. It is kind of the opposite of a sweet wine. As I always tell folks Beaujolais Nouveau is not for everyone and I don’t think anybody tries to market it as such. Beaujolais Nouveau, and the 2014 is a perfect example, is a wine that will appeal, first and foremost, to those that normally like a robust red. Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2014, indubitably, is definitely that — a full-bodied, dry red.

Just as with last year’s Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau this is a wine that is easy to drink — provided, of course, that you are not expecting a sweet Riesling. Red wine drinkers could start on a bottle of this 2014, getting into a conversation, and in no time be looking at an empty bottle thinking ‘where did that all go?’. Yes, it is a perfect ‘conversation’ wine. You could really enjoy a good conversation while imbibing in this wine without the wine, ever, getting in the way. All it will do is enhance the ambience.

I bought 5 bottles. That is more than what I normally get on day one. But at least two are presents. One to a couple that really spoils us and the other to a fellow Brit in the hope that it might make him more mellow as to what he is going to be charging me soon for fixing Devanee’s 1968 green MGB! In my experience Beaujolais Nouveau is a wonderful too for ‘greasing the skids’. Though I only bought 5 bottles the ladies at the Concord (N.H.) Liquor ‘Outlet’ Store gave me the case (i.e., box). Happens. I only have to smile.

Bottom line. A KEEPER — meaning a red wine that you are going to drink and enjoy. And ‘enjoy’ really is the keyword. This is one heck of an enjoyable wine.

Cheers.


Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day — Thursday, November 20, 2014. Est Arrivé

GD_BEAUJOLAIS_NOUVEAU_2014smAnura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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  Georges Duboeuf sneak peek.
>> 2014
New York City party.
>> NH Liquor fails to promote.
>> Scottish Rotary Beaujolais Nouveau charity.
>> Wine bath in Japan.
>> At Morgans Swansea.
>> Japan buys MOST bottles.

>> Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau
>> 2013 
THE REVIEWNov. 21, 2013.

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 il Arrive — It Is Already Thursday, November 20 In Japan, Now The Prime Celebrants.

GD_BEAUJOLAIS_NOUVEAU_2014smAnura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> charity.
>> Wine bath in Japan.
>> At Morgans Swansea.
>> Japan buys MOST bottles.

>> Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau
>> 2013 
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We in New Hampshire will have to wait until Thursday, November 20, 2014 TO BUY a bottle of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau BUT  celebrations are already well underway in Japan.

So join in.

I plan to buy a few bottles, in Concord, tomorrow morning. Can’t wait. Mouth is already twitching in anticipation.

Cheers.


Japan Likely To Import 8 Million Bottles Of Beaujolais Nouveau In 2014 Compared To 2 Million By The U.S.

GD_BEAUJOLAIS_NOUVEAU_2014smAnura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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  Georges Duboeuf sneak peek.
>> 2014
New York City party.
>> NH Liquor fails to promote.
>> Scottish Rotary Beaujolais Nouveau
>> charity.
>> Wine bath in Japan.
>> At Morgans Swansea.

>> Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau
>> 2013 
THE REVIEWNov. 21, 2013.

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As They Did Last Year, Morgans Hotels In Swansea Will Feature Beaujolais Nouveau Dining In 2014.

GD_BEAUJOLAIS_NOUVEAU_2014smAnura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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japanwinebathbn1aRelated posts:
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  Georges Duboeuf sneak peek.
>> 2014
New York City party.
>> NH Liquor fails to promote.
>> Scottish Rotary Beaujolais Nouveau
>> charity.
>> Wine bath in Japan.

>> Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau
>> 2013 
THE REVIEWNov. 21, 2013.

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Click to access the “Morgans Hotels” Webpage for this event.


Japan, 2nd Largest Importer Of Beaujolais Nouveau, Creates Annual 3,000 Gallon Wine Bath With 90 Litres Of Beaujolais Nouveau.

GD_BEAUJOLAIS_NOUVEAU_2014smAnura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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bnscottishrotaryRelated posts:
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  Georges Duboeuf sneak peek.
>> 2014
New York City party.
>> NH Liquor fails to promote.
>> Scottish Rotary Beaujolais Nouveau charity.

>> Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau
>> 2013 
THE REVIEWNov. 21, 2013.

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I had heard about this last year or even year before. I thought I had written about it. I like the notion BUT 90 litres of Beaujolais Nouveau down the drain WHEN it could be much better used going down my hatch. 90 litres. I could consume, easily, in a month. Click to access full article …


Scottish Rotary Club, Cleverly, Uses Beaujolais Nouveau As A Fund Raiser In 2014 — As They Have Done In The Past.

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novembercelebrate2014Related posts:
>> 2014
  Georges Duboeuf sneak peek.
>> 2014
New York City party.
>> NH Liquor fails to promote.

>> Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau
>> 2013 
THE REVIEWNov. 21, 2013.

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New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlets Miss Out On Celebrating Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 — Yet Again.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
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  Georges Duboeuf sneak peek.
>> 2014
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>> Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau
>> 2013 
THE REVIEWNov. 21, 2013.

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novembercelebrate2014Don’t get me wrong. They will have cases, albeit ONLY in selected N.H. Liquor Stores on Thursday, November 20 (and Farmington, as I have found to my cost, will NOT be one of them). It is just that they have always managed to find clever ways to totally ignore Beaujolais Nouveau Day in terms celebrating it. For us Europeans, especially semi-cultured, relatively well-heeled Brits, Beaujolais Nouveau Day is an important holiday — up there close to Easter!

I happened, on my weekly visit to a N.H. Liquor Store to replenish my supply of red wine, to pick the complimentary “Celebrate NH” magazine, for November 2014, produced by the N.H. Liquor Stores. I expected to see something about the upcoming Beaujolais Nouveau Day. Nothing! Nada! They even have a section, in this issue on page 54, of local events. Not one mention of Beaujolais Nouveau.

I then visited the N.H. Liquor Store Website. Nothing. Nada. They have a whole section on Events. I combed through that. They have NUMEROUS wine tastings on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Concord, Manchester, Hooksett, Center Harbor, Conway, Meredith etc. etc.

Not one of them mentions Beaujolais Nouveau Day.

How provincial? How country bumpkinish? Makes us look uncultured and ignorant. Shame on our Liquor barons. Yes, I know that it is a cheap, inconsequential wine and that there isn’t much margin per bottle. But it is an EVENT, an events celebrated in Europe, Down Under and even Japan. Plus they sell it. Don’t get it. I also heard from Georges Duboeuf that they are precluded from being able to ship preview bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau to New Hampshire. They could ship me a bottle to a Maine or Massachusetts address, but not one in New Hampshire. I am just going to go out and buy a bottle and half as I normally do on Thursday.