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Beaujolais Nouveau 2020 [Georges Duboeuf] — THE Review: Tangy, Taut, Mature But Still Fruity; Easy To Enjoy.

by Anura Guruge

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Wow. It is GOOD. No issues. Nothing negative. All positive. 2020 Beaujolais Nouveau 2020 (from Georges Duboeuf) is a BRIGHT SPOT in this unusual year.

It is quite tangy (on the first sip). That is the tannin. Tannin is a trademark of red wines in general, & Beaujolais Nouveau in particular. So, that is not a bad thing. I could smell the tanginess in the bouquet. I like the bite of tannin, so this was a PLUS in my book.

Robust, deep & TAUT giving it a mature feel. Yes, there is a nice, lingering berry-flavored aftertaste. All good. Of course, it is a full-bodied wine. A deep red.

If you like reds you will relish this. Easy to like.

It is NOT a sweet, light — flippant — wine. It is NOT meant to be.

I think it is a winner. I will drink all 4 bottles of my current batch with pleasure. I most likely will buy a few more.

I got to the Rochester (NH) Liquor Store just after 1pm. From what I could see only two bottles had been sold. This years price is $12.99. WOW. Up $2 from last year. It wasn’t that long ago that it was $7.99. SMILE. C’est la vie.

It is worth $12.99. SMILE.



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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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“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” (2018) Movie On Netflix — Outstanding, Heartwarming & Funny.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, I loved it. But, then again it was like bespoke for I. All the elements that appeal: British, historical, pigs, books, London & islands.

Great story. Haven’t checked whether it is based on a true story. But, the German occupation of Guernsey was very real & painful. This story very could have happened even if the name of the Society is a tad contrived.

I even recognized — & even more surprisingly correctly placed two of the cast. That is very unusual for I.

Yes, I am sure it is not for everyone. But, if you are into WWII period drama, literature, humor, pigs & a bit of romance you can’t go wrong. Yes, it is predictable, but that doesn’t detract. SMILE.

I enjoyed it. Not sure it can be repeated per se.

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Metamucil Shortage: Options For Circumventing.

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I am still getting comments & messages that the Metamucil shortage still persists in some parts of the country. I am sorry about. We, in New Hampshire (at least around where I live in the central part) appear to be out of the woods. But, to be fair, I buy the ‘Walmart’ ‘Equate’ brand — & have done so for many, many years. Bought a 180-teaspoon bottle this Monday at Walmart — & YES, I noticed that I was taking the last one.

I checked Amazon. As you can see from the lead figure they are currently out of stock but expect to be able to ship starting November 17, 2020.

So, my recommendations:

  1. Check online: Amazon, Walmart, Target etc.
  2. Try the Walmart equivalent. I have been using it for years. In terms of the FIBER content it is identical to Metamucil. Yes, maybe the granularity is slightly different. But, it works — which is more than what I can say for the capsules. They do NOT work.
  3. See if you can get it from another part of the country. Yes, if you really are DESPERATE let me know. I will see IF I can help you out. SMILE.

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“The Queen’s Gambit” (2020) Series On Netflix — I Think You Will Be Pleasantly Pleased.

by Anura Guruge


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YouTube trailer

It must be good because I watched it all, back-to-back, within a few days. I liked it. Enjoyed it a lot — at multiple levels. Initially thought it was a movie. Did not realize that I would end up spending 8 hours (I think) watching all of it.

Pity it is NOT based on a real story. That would have been neat.

I was never big into chess & haven’t played any for over 30-years. But, I like watching chess movies — or to be more precise movies about famous chess players. That is what I thought this was about. I knew that the “Queen’s Gambit” was a chess play — & yes, that was probably from the 7 or 8 chess movies I have watched over the years. The last one I watched, I think, was “The Luzhin Defense“. It was good. Enjoyed that too. This series reminded me of that movie.

Bottom Line: Memorable. Very well done. Great cinematography. Amazing true — though fictional. Watch it if you can.

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“Borat 2” (2020) Movie On Amazon Prime — Some Great Trump Zingers, Very Topical, & The Expected Grossity.

by Anura Guruge

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Yes, no mistaking that this is a Borat movie. I was a huge fan of the original Borat movie. I think I might still have the DVD.

I am also an admirer of Sacha Baron Cohen — a fellow Brit. I didn’t particularly like some of his subsequent work, BUT I appreciate that he is awfully clever & talented.

Borat 2 has some SUPERB Donald Trump zingers. Very clever. Delectable.

Shame he couldn’t get this movie out a month earlier. It could have helped with the election. I don’t think it has enough time now.

I am not into grossity &, alas, it is a trademark of the man. Those puerile, intentionally offensive scenes just turn me off. But, you can’t have a Cohen movie without that.

Definitely worth watching. I did some quick research. The CPAC scene was real. Not fake.

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Ken Follett’s ‘The Evening And The Morning’ — NOT Another ‘Pillars’, BUT Pretty Decent.

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I did NOT read it, but I listened to it, end-to-end, all 24-hours of it, via the AmazonAudible‘ version.

It was good. Decent.

I am GLAD I listened to it, rather than read it! I never thought I would ever utter that phrase about any book. But, ‘Audibles’ has made me into a convert. That I walk to for 2-hours every morning is a HUGE factor. I listen while I walk. So, I am killing two-birds …. That helps. This book sure kept me company & for the last couple of weeks I looked forward, every morning, to hearing it as I walked.

No, it is not another “Pillars of the Earth“. “Pillars …“, quite literally, changed my LIFE! I would NOT be writing this if not for “Pillars …“. “Pillars …” civilized I. Converted me from being the philistine I was. But, that was nearly 25-years ago — & “Pillars” was the first book of that genre I have read.

So, maybe the comparison is wrong & harsh. I am 25-years OLDER & much more attuned & au fait with the subject matter.

Definitely a fairly decent story. Yes, Ken gets your attention. We all know that.

But, this story, ALAS, has a HUGE, HUGE fatal flaw in its plot line! Sorry.

I won’t divulge it. I will just say it has to do with ‘Lady Regna’ & her relatives. Leave it at that.

I would definitely recommend listening to this — while driving, walking or exercising. That way you can justify your time commitment. SMILE.

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Metamucil Shortage Appears To Be BACK; Luckily There Are Store Brands Available.

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A month ago it seemed that we were back to normal — as you can see from the 2nd picture above.

Exact same Walmart in Rochester, NH, a month apart. I think folks have started HOARDING Metamucil. That is crazy. All the Walmart ‘Equate’ comparables were gone too BUT for the poisonous ‘Real Sugar‘ variety. I am impressed, & glad, that folks now have the sense to boycott that version. It is BAD for you. So high in sugar.

Well, I had to go to ‘Market Basket‘ which is kind of ‘next door’. I looked they had a store brand which is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I was happy. But, they only had two containers — & NO, I did NOT buy both. I am good like that.

So, my latest update. I will, of course, keep you posted.

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2020 Trump Election & That Of 1876 — The SCARY Parallels & ONE Crucial Difference.

by Anura Guruge

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IF you are really familiar with this 1876 election you will immediately know what I am concerned about. SMILE.

IF you are NOT, you better learn about it QUICK — & the above will help.

It is scary, ONE of the CENTRAL issues is still the same — 144-years later. That should send chills down your spine.

This election was SCARY.

BUT, it, ‘The Day’ & the country were SAVED by one man, & one man alone. Then President, the estimable Ulysses S. Grant.

And U. S. Grant is the CRUCIAL difference.

U. S. Grant was scrupulously honest & hell bent on trying make sure that this election was fair & equitable.


Everything Grant did, we will see in reverse.


YOU have to learn about this 1876 election — pronto.

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I Now Have ‘Android 11’ On My Google ‘Pixel 4’ & Have Lost Power-Button Screenshot Feature!

by Anura Guruge

So, Android 10 in March, Android 11 in September. 6-months apart.

The update was NO problem, BUT I immediately discovered that holding the Power-Button to capture a screenshot had gone away! Damn. I loved that & used it often.

There are other ways to get a screenshot BUT they are not as handy.

Why can’t developers leave stuff alone?

I am sure they are going to have to put this back. SMILE.

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