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Categories: Wine of the week

Wine of the week deal!

Dunnes have this down to €8 though I’m not sure how long that’s for. Unlike the sickly, confectionary pink hues you’ll see on supermarket shelves, this is a lighter salmon/copper colour. It’s from the large, but illustrious producer, Lorgeril.

The Chateau itself is in the small hamlet of Pennautier, a few minutes drive from Carcassone. It’s the “Versailles of the South”. Okay, I added that bit but they did host Louis XIII, who left his bed behind him.

The AOC is Cabardès which allows for (or insists on) a mix of grapes from the Atlantic (i.e. the Bordeaux) grapes and those from the Med. This has Cab. Franc, Merlot, Grenache and Syrah.

Anyway, behind the big producer and the big Chateau is a beautifully crisp, soft rosé. Really refreshing and at a nice refreshing price of €8. Pick up a few, you’ll want to go back for more.

Categories: Wine Tips

How to remove wine stains from your teeth

Any avid wine drinker will tell you that we have all at one stage experienced stained red teeth from our favorite Merlot wines. As much as we love wine there is nothing worse than having red stained teeth so here are a few tips to help you achieve a great smile whilst still enjoying your favorite wines.

The first thing that many people realise is that the reason that your teeth stain red from wine is because the wine actually sticks to the plaque on your teeth. The obvious solution to this then is to of course clean your teeth before drinking wine as this will remove any plaque on your teeth thus stopping the red stains.

Of course you may not always be in a position to clean your teeth before drinking wine so we suggest chasing down the bottle of wine with a bottle of sparking water. This will not only keep you hydrated but it will remove the stains from your teeth also.

teeth whitening

Another solution which many wine lovers will be happy to hear is to eat cheese after drinking wine. Eating cheese will cause your enamel to be less sticky so that you will not get stained as easily. If this is not a good solution for you then we suggest using teeth whitening strips. We do not mean keep these on all night while out at dinner but if you put them on for 30 seconds in the bathroom then they will remove the stains from your teeth.

You can of course use these properly in the evenings for 30 minutes and they will help you get a whiter shade of teeth over a period of 2 weeks. So this is more of a long term solution. There is another option and that is to use teeth whitening tooth paste. This too does seem to do the trick and makes your teeth that extra bit whiter. There are many other teeth whitening options from who sell a range of natural teeth whitening products.

So this is how we recommend to remove wine stains off of your teeth!


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Restaurant In Nigeria To Serve Customers Using Hoverboards

This seems to be a bit crazy but it is certainly not click bait. There is a restaurant in Nigeria who’s  staff are using hoverboards to sere their customers. According to this article from Latitude Cafe will be the first restaurant in Africa (and possibly the world) to have this idea. This has been met with mixed feelings on social media but it is a great marketing scheme even if this isn’t a permanent change.

The name hoverboard by the way is a bit misleading. They are more like electric skateboards as they of course use wheels. They are used by leaning forwards with your hips to go forward and back with your hips to move backwards. I can only imagine the difficult of this when having a tray full of plates. Even worse what if you are serving hot tea or coffee and going around on one of these hoverboards. That said if the venue is big enough and they can make it work it would be quite hilarious.


Apparently some famous Nigerian rapper was famously arrested while riding one of these hoverboards through a shopping mall. We do not suggest that Irish cafes or restaurants start trying to serve people on hoverboards. I don’t think insurance companies here would allow it nor do I think the staff would want to do it nor the customers want to see it!

We do think that the customer experience could be helped however. Every cafe you go into there are people trying to get the staffs attention be it for the bill, some sauce or anything. Why not have some sort of system installed that you can press a button for service. Much like on an plane when you cana press a button and the light comes on for assistance. Anyway this is out idea here at sourgrapes..we expect commission if used! Certainly though we do not condone hoverboards in cafes although we do need to get one for our Christmas give away soon from the it directory so stay tuned.

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Don’t drink and drive this Christmas!

It is coming into the festive season and we would like to just put out a reminder about drink and driving this Christmas. Of course it is never OK to drink and drive but around Christmas time in Ireland it does become more prevalent. Road deaths have steadily been decreasing in the last few years and we would like to keep it that way. People in rural Ireland in particular need to be vigilant and don’t let anyone they know drive home even if they think they have only had a few glasses of wine.

There was an interesting case in the UK this year of a woman who was caught drink driving. The interesting part was that she had a dash camera in her car and when the cops played back the footage they could clearly see that she was all of over the road. So if you do have a dash cam you need to be even extra careful when driving (not drink driving though obviously).

Gardai have been warning people that they will be extra visible on the roads in the lead up to Christmas in order to clamp down on drink drivers. Be safe this Christmas…never ever drink and drive!

Categories: Wine of the week

3 Reasons to get a second hand iPhone for sale

The refurbished phones have become quite popular in the recent times, especially in the premium segment. This is because the refurbished phones are available for purchase at a far cheaper price as compared to the regular models thus making it affordable to a large section of the consumer base. The premium models of iPhone’s for sale are especially known to be quite expensive and thus if you have a constrained budget but want to buy an iPhone then getting a refurbished version makes a lot of sense.

However it is important that you must ensure that you are purchasing a genuine original product rather than a replica. Things to know about refurbished iPhone’s
A iPhone 6 for sale from is a phone that has been used previously and which has been reworked by the company via maintenance for it to be ready to be launched in the market again. Since these phones were already used before, the prices of these phones are considerably lower than their newer counterparts.

The iPhone’s for sale are available for purchase on a number of platforms and websites. It is important that you choose to purchase from a reliable seller who will guarantee the authenticity of the product. So it is better to buy the refurbished iPhone’s from the approved sellers or Apple’s official channels.

Before you purchase a refurbished phone it is important that you check out various important specifications related to the phone. This includes screen, battery, memory and software. Find out whether there is any scratches or damages to the screen of the phone. Also you must know the extent of battery usage of the refurbished phone so that you get a fair idea of what you are getting. Also you must check out for software updates if they are available as well as memory provided. Once you’ve done comprehensive research then only you must proceed and purchase
the refurbished iPhone.

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Tesco Wine Sale Now On

Tesco’s Wine Festival, which last week singularly failed to impress our reader Will from the Irish Wine Contemplation’s blog, continues this week.

However, some of their other offers are more attractive. There’s a €2 sale where customers can, amongst many other items, pick up:

  • Muller Snack Size Corner 8x85g range – reduced from €3.59 to €2
  • Denny Cocktail Sausages 32 pack 454g – reduced from €2.99 to €2

There’s also half-price on selected Nestle cereals and half-price Jaffa oranges, reduced from €2.99 to €1.49.

All offers are valid until Sunday April 26. For more information on offers at Tesco, click here.

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Are UV LED Nail Lamps Safe?

Nаіl lаmр is a technique аnd device thеу аrе uѕіng when аррlуіng gеl nаіlѕ in a ѕаlоn. You can еvеn uѕе these lаmрѕ at hоmе іf you lіkе. A diode іѕ placed іnѕіdе thе lаmр to еmіt lіght. These lаmрѕ аrе аlѕо photo initiator enhanced ѕо thаt уоu аrе еnѕurеd рrореr trеаtmеnt оf уоur nails.

Sоmе реорlе аrе under thе supposition that thеѕе lаmрѕ use hеаt іn their technology, but nоt necessarily. Althоugh thеу tесhnісаllу саn use hеаt, not all оf thеm dо.  Nаіl lаmрѕ are vеrу еffісіеnt and аrе wonderful аt аррlуіng nаіlѕ at home or the ѕаlоn or ѕра. Thеѕе lаmрѕ main purpose іѕ tо aid in thе еffісіеnсу and speed оf аррlуіng gеl nаіlѕ. Thеу аlѕо hеlр еnhаnсе the appearance of these nаіlѕ.

The nаіl lаmр іѕ uѕеd аftеr аnу раіntіng оr аrt hаѕ bееn applied tо thе nаіl’ѕ ѕurfасе. Aftеr thе раіntіng оr соаtіng, thе nаіl rесеіvеѕ аn аррlісаtіоn оf nаіl gеlѕ. Thіѕ is whеn thе lаmр іѕ uѕеd. This lamp hеlрѕ еnhаnсе thе appearance аnd оvеrаll bеаutу оf thе gеl application.

Whаt types of nail lаmрѕ еxіѕt and Whаt ѕtаndаrdѕ ѕhоuld be соnѕіdеrеd іn choosing оnе? Whеn it соmеѕ tо nаіl lamps, wе сurrеntlу hаvе three types nаmеlу: 1. UV nail lamp 2. LED nаіl lаmр and 3. SMART nаіl lamp

  • UV lamps for nails

A nаіl UV lаmр іѕ іn thе fоrm of a mеdіum-ѕіzеd bоx (between 300 and 400 nаnоmеtеrѕ). It is a lаmр еmіttіng ultrаvіоlеt rаdіаtіоn, at lоw іntеnѕіtу. It ѕhоuld bе nоtеd thаt these scattered rауѕ аrе nоt hаrmful to hеаlth. This tуре оf lamp іѕ mаіnlу uѕеd to accelerate thе drуіng and hаrdеnіng of the gеl of fаlѕе nails оr a semi-permanent vаrnіѕh. Thuѕ, the nаіlѕ аrе brighter fоr a lоngеr duration thаn usual. Tо соntrоl the timing, a tіmеr іѕ іnѕtаllеd.

  • LED lаmрѕ fоr nails

Like the previous lаmр, thе ореrаtіоn оf the UV LED lаmр іѕ аlѕо based оn thе еmіѕѕіоn of ultraviolet rауѕ. Thеу аrе dіѕtіnguіѕhеd just bу thе wаvеlеngth. Mеаnѕ оf thе еlесtrоlumіnеѕсеnt dіоdеѕ рrоvіdе thе waves оf this lamp (bеtwееn 365 аnd 375 nаnоmеtеrѕ).

  • SMART nаіl lаmрѕ

Nеw tесhnоlоgу оn thе blосk called the dоublе lіght-еmіttіng bulbѕ/bеаdѕ. Thіѕ tесhnоlоgу has lеd tо thе development of what wе саll SMART LED UV nail lamps. Thеѕе ѕmаrt lаmрѕ combine thе best оf bоth LED аnd UV сurіng lаmрѕ.

Thе Dіffеrеnсе Bеtwееn Thеѕе Twо Соmmоn Nаіl Lаmрѕ

Cоmраrеd to the LED lаmр, thе UV lamp requires mоrе drуіng time. Also, being equipped with ultraviolet bulbs, thе UV lаmр іѕ fragile and соnѕumеѕ mоrе еnеrgу thаn thе LED lаmр. It should bе nоtеd that thе lіfеtіmе of аn LED lаmр dереndѕ оn thаt of іtѕ bulb. Thаt іѕ to ѕау that a dаmаgеd bulb іnvоlvеѕ a ѕtор оf thе ореrаtіоn оf thе lamp and thаt we must buy аnоthеr.

Concerning price, that of the UV lamp is lower than thаt оf thе LED lаmр, wіth a difference оf 30 tо 80 Euros. About uѕе, the LED lаmр іѕ the most ѕuіtаblе fоr frequent аnd рrоfеѕѕіоnаl uѕе, such аѕ іn a nаіl ѕаlоn. It mау аlѕо bе thаt thе choice of lamps іѕ ассоrdіng tо the tуре of gеl placed оn the nаіlѕ. For thе UV gеl, іt is desirable to uѕе thе UV lаmр, and for LED gel, іt іѕ nесеѕѕаrу to opt fоr LED lаmр drying.

buу nаіl lаmрѕ, аn online purchase іѕ ѕtrоnglу rесоmmеndеd. Whеn уоu rесеіvе your lаmр, уоu ѕhоuld thоrоughlу rеаd thе instructions аnd рrасtісе аhеаd оf time bеfоrе mаkіng your first professional application.

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Why there has been an increase in Android TV Boxes for sale in Australia?

We have heard a lot over the last few months of a reasonably new piece of technology that has taken Australia by storm and that is the Android TV Box that allows you to play TV over the internet directly on to your own TV without the need for any satellite dish or cable connection. This is particularly useful for those people living in apartment blocks that are not allowed to have satellite dishes on their own building. Usually in this case the tenants only have an option of signing up with an expensive cable company that have the rights for that particular building.

Up until recently this was their only option to watch TV but now with the android TV box they have another much more affordable option. To use an android box all you need is a good internet connection and you can watch TV over the internet without paying a cable company high monthly prices.

According to there has been a huge increase in sales in the android boxes as an alternate option to the high cost of the alternatives especially here in Australia which is not a particularly cheap country for these types of services. Australia is one of the most expensive countries in the world and people are struggling with prices of rent and property prices in the major cities such as Sydney and Melbourne in particular so where there are low cost options like the android box it will always be a popular one.