WTN: 2005 Domaine a la Madone Cuvee Unique

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WTN: 2005 Domaine a la Madone Cuvee Unique

Postby Jenise » Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:53 pm

2005 Domaine A la Madone VV Cuvee Unique
Beaujolais le Perreon $14.79
(A North Berkeley Import)

Purple, dense and big-bodied, full of grapey fruits and macerated bubble gum flavors. Tastes like pretend wine, and it's the kind of Beaujolais I hate. I could be convinced that in two or three years it will turn into a pleasant wine, but as it is right now, the fruit fly who flew into my glass almost immediately was most welcome to it. I opened something else.
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Re: WTN: 2005 Domaine a la Madone Cuvee Unique

Postby Bill Buitenhuys » Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:16 pm

You know it's bad when the fruit fly is a welcomed guest.
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Re: WTN: 2005 Domaine a la Madone Cuvee Unique

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:11 pm

Yeah, especially when it goes over and fertilizers the spinach!!
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Re: WTN: 2005 Domaine a la Madone Cuvee Unique

Postby Bob Ross » Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:40 pm

Sorta on point, Sokol Blossom has a neat trick for getting rid of fruit flies that really works:

Mix:

A little bit of vinegar
A little bit of sweet white wine [any wine will do]
A little bit of water
Put it in a glass, add a drop of liquid soap, swirl around until you get some bubbles on top. Leave on the counter where your fruit flies are and they will be stuck to the soap in the glass in the morning!


We always have fresh fruit on the counter, and every once in a while, a squadron of fruit flies magically appears. The Sokol Blossom trap always clears them out over night.
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Re: WTN: 2005 Domaine a la Madone Cuvee Unique

Postby Jenise » Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:29 am

Bob, I've done something similar but the flies aren't falling for it this time. Haven't used vinegar though. And I presume the soap is just to break surface tension?
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Re: WTN: 2005 Domaine a la Madone Cuvee Unique

Postby Bob Ross » Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:00 pm

I think the soap breaks the surface tension so the flies can't get out of the water -- they seem to walk on top of water without soap added.

The vinegar does attract them.
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Re: WTN: 2005 Domaine a la Madone Cuvee Unique

Postby Jenise » Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:48 pm

Okay, mixed up a batch. So far, one customer and two on the rim. Thanks!
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Re: WTN: 2005 Domaine a la Madone Cuvee Unique

Postby Bob Ross » Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:07 pm

Wow, it's rare that fruit flies listen to me. :-)
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Re: WTN: 2005 Domaine a la Madone Cuvee Unique

Postby Bob Ross » Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:57 pm

Jenise, here is an elegant solution to your fruit fly sitch. Be sure to run the video. Worth a big smile. :-)

Regards, Bob

Fruit Fly Swatter.
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Re: WTN: 2005 Domaine a la Madone Cuvee Unique

Postby Jenise » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:08 pm

Hey, I was just thinking about this! Not only does the vinegar/soap addition work, setting a splitting late-season tomato next to the wine glass doubles the number of customers.

I'll take a look...
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Re: WTN: 2005 Domaine a la Madone Cuvee Unique

Postby Bob Ross » Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:47 pm

V-8 Juice also draws them -- just the bottle top is enough.
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