American in Spain

Inebriated Fruit Flies

November 2, 2009
Drunk Flies (crop)

by erikrasmussen, on Flickr")...or Why You Should Put The Cork Back In The Wine Bottle. Yesterday I opened a bottle of wine to have with lunch, as I often do on Sunday. Normally, however, I either put the cork back in it when I'm done, or insert a plastic cap. Yesterday I forgot, and today when we went to pour some leftover wine for our midday meal, we found some intruders were in there enjoying our delicious beverage.

At least some of them were alive and swimming around...perhaps drunkenly. Drunk Flies

Looking down into the wine bottle.

Drunk Flies (crop)

by erikrasmussen, on Flickr") Here's a crop of just the intruders.

So we poured it through a colander and drank it anyway.

I wonder if a professional wine taster could distinguish a regular glass from one that had been "drosophiliated".