Beaujolais Nouveau 2020 [Georges Duboeuf] — THE Review: Tangy, Taut, Mature But Still Fruity; Easy To Enjoy.
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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.
“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” (2018) Movie On Netflix — Outstanding, Heartwarming & Funny.
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.
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.
“Borat 2” (2020) Movie On Amazon Prime — Some Great Trump Zingers, Very Topical, & The Expected Grossity.
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.
Yes, Apple ‘Watch Series 4’ pioneered ECG/EKG way back in 2018. This is, however, Fitbit’s first foray into this field. That it has got US FDA approval is BIG. Samsung is still struggling to get this approved on their new ‘Watch 3’. That must be galling for them.
The Fitbit ‘Sense’, at $329, is quite the watch. It has built-in GPS & all the latest health tracking features. Most impressive Fitbit ever — & it even has an AMOLED, always-on display with a 6-day battery life. This is quite the watch & it is $100 cheaper than the Samsung ‘Watch 3’. Hopefully I will get one, in October, from ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA‘ (HRM USA) to evaluate. I will keep you posted. OK?
Strange. V. strange movie. Really a documentary disguised as a movie. The ‘freewheeling’ & ‘unconventional’ terms used in the movie description are spot on.
You are probably much better watching one of the many — much better — videos on YouTube.
Kind of felt cheated. Didn’t come close to what I was expecting.
I would find it hard to recommend this movie. Sorry!
This review on IMDb.com gets it spot on.
Frybread & diabetes.
To make it worse, there is a segment, early on, when one of the contestants berates two of her coworkers for having an unhealthy lunch & reminds them of THEIR diabetes! Irony. Her doing the shouting — & her doing the frybread cooking — is borderline obese, if NOT outright obese. She probably has diabetes too.
Made me so SAD.
These POOR people.
They lack education, insight, MONEY & resources to understand & control DIABETES. I know. I have spoken to Navajo about it. I have bought them fruit.
It is a HUGE problem & FRYBREAD does NOT help.
That is what makes me so MAD. The last thing these good, decent people need is Frybread.
Very cute. Lavishly produced. Lots of famous faces. Very clever.
Highly recommended. I was mesmerized. Beautiful settings. WOW.
I hadn’t fully realized it, but one way or another I appear to have a fairly decent idea about Marie Curie’s life. That meant that I was familiar with about 50% of what was in this movie. That was the ONLY reason that it did NOT enthrall me more. I just knew the story.
BUT, if you are not familiar with her marvelous story you will enjoy it MUCH MORE.
Well made. They even include little snippets to educate you on the deep science. That was cute.
They also include clips of nuclear events that happened well after her death — including the ‘Chernobyl‘ accident from 1989. One of the clips included a 1961 US nuclear test blast in Nevada. I guess I had forgotten about that. I was 8 & living in Ceylon.
But, GOOD movie. Definitely worth watching. I enjoyed it. So, I do recommend it. Enjoy. SMILE.
Quite the lady in so many different respects. SMILE.
“Ernesto’s Manifesto” (2019) Movie On Amazon Prime — Totally Mindless, Implausible BUT Real Good ‘Feel-Good’.
The cricket was rained off, so I thought I would grab a quick movie for a change of scene. Kind of glad I grabbed this one. Suspected that it would be treacly. It was, but in a decent, semi-good way. Watchable — since it is so mindless & predictable! Implausible beyond the pale. Crazy stupid. But, has a nice feel good touch. Just let it wash over you. Not sure I would explicitly pay to watch this. It was ‘free’ for I on Amazon Prime — & I pay for Amazon Prime not for the free movies. So, I consider the movies free — provided I am not renting one.
So, that is it. Mindless (& stupid) BUT feel-good. So, you decide.