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Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 [Georges Duboeuf] — THE Review: Very Fruity, Much Milder, Tangy But V. Smooth; Extremely Pleasant.

by Anura Guruge

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Anura Guruge November 2019 Beaujolais Nouveau

By far the fruitiest it has been in many years. That is NOT a bad thing. Feels very organic, makes you one with the earth. Yes, of course, there is the tanin but the fruitiness distracts from it — one could even say overpowers it. That, to I, is the highlight of the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 — it is noticeably ‘fruity’. That is GOOD. Makes it very easy and pleasant on the palate. You might have to be careful. It is, from what I can see, extremely easy to imbibe.

When I opened the bottle there wasn’t much of a bouquet. That worried me slightly, but it was unnecessary. This is a decent Beaujolais Nouveau.

It is probable that wine connoisseurs will scoff it as being too sweet and ‘mellow’. C’est la vie. This is Beaujolais Nouveau, and by definition it does not set out to be pretentious. It is $10.99 a bottle this year. Not sure whether it has, again, gone up a $1 since last year. It wasn’t that long ago when it was $7.99. But, at $10.99 it is NOT BAD — actually it is quite good.

I like it. But, I am not a poseur. I have simple, humble tastes that becomes and befits my humble roots and modest circumstances. SMILE. I am not into indulging in $60 bottles of wine.

I like a wine that is congenial. Wine that doesn’t demand — cry out for — attention. Alas, I rarely have time for social drinking! I imbie while I am writing or watching cricket on TV. I want my wine to be pleasing but not be the center of attention. This Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 does that. It is a very congenial, convivial wine. I love it.

I know that the 5 bottles I got will be gone soon. That will not be a problem.

I like it, I like it a lot. It is very easy on the palate and gentle on your well-being. It is pleasant and silky. That fruitiness is near ‘priceless’.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. SMILE.


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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 — THE Review: Richy, Velvety & Robust; Piques The Palate.

by Anura Guruge

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 Anura Guruge

I was hooked on it after the second sip. Rich, velvety and robust. I am a habitual red wine drinker and this comes across as a wine punching well above its weight.

It does belies its newness; it comes across as more cultured than what one expects from a Nouveau.

It definitely is reminiscent of the Beaujolais Nouveaus from the last few years and that is not a bad thing (at all) since we lucked out in those years.

I would, indubitably, call this a ‘GOOD ONE’.

Last year’s was a good and this, to I, seems marginally better. A touch of unexpected velvetiness that makes it feel rich and fulfilling.

I like it. I like it a lot.

Georges Duboeuf yet again appears to have done us proud.

Yes, of course, it has the tannin that it is supposed to — which makes it tart and ‘tight’. But, that goes with the territory so to speak. If it wasn’t tart it would not be a Beaujolais Nouveau.

Yes, it also has a very pleasant fruity aroma. A touch of berries.

As is my wont I made a special trip and bought four bottles. Yes, the price has gone up again — by a dollar, I think. Not much in the overall scheme of things, but still a shame. Keeping it under $10 made it feel like a bargain.

Bottom Line: a very decent wine that is punching well above its weight.

You really should try it out.

Happy Beaujolais Nouveau 2018.


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My Red Wine Is Doing Me A Power Of Good Per U.K. “Daily Mail” Study.

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Click image to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” story.

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Per this study I am GOLDEN — but I knew that all along. So, there really wasn’t anything new here as far as I was concerned. But, I am glad, Affirmation is always nice.


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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2017 — THE Review: Bitingly Tart, Lingering & Aromatic — Another ‘Keeper’.

by Anura Guruge

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Do NOT judge it on your first sip! {Smile} Give it a few sips and a few minutes.

Yes, your initial, overriding reaction is likely to be that it is TART. Yes, it is. But, tartness, from the tannin, is a hallmark of Beaujolais Nouveau. I guess it has to do with its ‘newness’.

Marked tartness has been a feature of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau over the last 4-years. Of course I can’t tell you, exactly, whether the 2017 is more tart than what was the 2014.

In these reviews, which I have now done for a few years, totally on my own dime (without ANY help or interaction, whatsoever from Georges Duboeuf), I set out to be totally upfront. There is no reason for me to sugarcoat anything.

So, here we go.

The tartness grew on me — i.e., after a few sips I kind of liked it. It is a lingering tartness.

More aromatic than last year’s — I am sure.

Not bad at all, at all — after the first few sips.

It is, as was last year’s, a rather robust red. Very bold and in your palette. Those that like a full-bodied red will have no issues with it. Those with a more ‘delicate’ palette may find it too ‘in your face’.

Definite keeper — as has been the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau over the last few years.

I am looking forward to my 2nd half-glass.

Once you get used to its tartness it goes down WELL.

I am happy.

Happy Beaujolais Nouveau 2017.

I will write another review after I have drunk a bottle — which will be by tomorrow. {Smile}


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A U.S. Study Of 300,000 Americans Claims That A Glass Of Wine A Day Reduces Heart Risks.

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From Monday, August 14, 2017
U.K. ‘Daily Mail‘.

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This is NOT new news so to speak. I have heard the virtues of ‘one glass of wine a day‘ for years — which is why I follow that advice religiously. What is interesting is that this study, extensive in scope given the 300,000 Americans followed, appears to contradict a recent British study that expressed doubts as to the health benefits of wine (or beer).

I must also confess that at my annual physical, last week (8/8/2017), my doctor, a very nice Indian, also appeared to express skepticism to the state of my health — my daily glass of red wine notwithstanding. He said I was going to die, but he couldn’t be specific. He just knew I was going to die. Not sure when either. He says it is just a hunch he has — that I am going to die.

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The ONLY New Year’s Resolution You Should Make For 2017 — Committing To ‘Brain Meditation’.

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All other New Year’s resolutions
that you could probably
ever think of
are ALL subsets of Brain Meditation!


Because all resolutions require
cooperation from YOUR BRAIN.

You can’t opt to do more exercise, go on a diet, start a new venture, read a dictionary from cover-to-cover, have an orgasm a day, be more tolerant, drink more red wine or whatever, IF your brain does not support you in that goal.

The things that you think of as ‘Willpower’.

IF your New Year’s resolution involves ‘willpower’ IT WILL FAIL!

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With ‘Brain Meditation’ YOUR BRAIN will help you achieve whatever it is that you seek.

Brain Meditation‘ is the KEY.

So, PLEASE, just make ONE, and only one,
New Year’s resolution for 2017.

“I am going to learn about Brain Meditation”.

Happy New Year.

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

by Anura Guruge

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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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