Boxed wine – Bacchus for the masses or swill for the asses?

As we cruise into the season of overindulgence and gorging a little debate has sprung up within my sphere of friends.

Is boxed wine really wine or just an alcoholic cheap grape juice? Now the wife and I just have to have our vino in bottles with real corks but others just want the easily stack-ability of the boxed product.

So what do you think? Do you want a good bottle of Old World wine wizardry or does the outback spirit of a boxful of joy jerk your chain.

Oh and on the subject of our upside down friends. Australian wine is like listening to a Bluegrass AC/DC cover band. You recognise the songs but they just don’t sound right!

So come on let’s ditch the politics and ferment an answer to the important questions for us all. Is boxed wine really wine? Would Bacchus approve of his wine out of a container for the commoners?

Doggy Style


Well just when you think things can’t get worse the country has gone to the dogs.

Well the country is paying more administering dog licenses than it takes in from them. Figures released to Fine Gaels Leo Varadkar via a parliamentary questions show that in 2008 dog licensing cost €5.7 million to administer but only took in €2.8 million in fees!!

What else lies hidden in the expenditure of Government in this country of ours.

Original story can be read here

(was going to categorise this as a rant but in reality this is a despair!)

Absolutely Brilliant.

Saw a link in the politics forum on and thought it was a brilliant idea.

Apparently they are using an idea called Guerilla Gardening as an inspiration on what to do with the plague of Election Posters that have become a festering eyesore on our street scapes recently.

Details available from this forum.

As a side note I find it extremely interesting that the worst offenders for this poster vandalism seem to be the green party, looks like hopping into bed with Fianna Fail has shorn them totally of their green credentials and ideals.