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Christmas Wine

Discussion in 'off topic' started by eternumviti, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    No it’s the tiniest fly sometimes it’s like the bubbles that you get in red wine when you pour the wine into the glass but when the wine settles there’s the smallest tiny fly swimming in the wine in the glass.
  2. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    lost me here mate it’s a fly in the wine nothing else weird is going on.
  3. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    I imagine it will be similar to the £15 aerator gadget: gets air into the wine more quickly and wakes it up a bit. Probably easier to use though.
    evasolo have some extraordinary wine glasses too. I wonder how some of MB's more rustic French wine producer friends would describe these Scandinavian designs...
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2020
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  4. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter

    Internet forums are funny old things. I was being hummus. Humous. Whatever. I should have applied some of those smiley things :);):p:rolleyes:o_O
  5. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Staying alert

    So was I, I think twotone wasn’t attuned to our hummous. I blame the drink.
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  6. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    ‘Bof.’ probably. Or something incomprehensible but obviously denigratory in the local patois. eternumviti’s mate in Minervois would probably have taken his bazooka to them.

    A friend of mine had some whisky tumblers that were lopsided in all directions. You didn’t really know how much was in them, they were a different shape every time you took a sip and you never managed to put them back flat on the table. People who didn’t have to use them thought they were great.
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  7. fama

    fama pfm Member

    Congratulations on the svelteness.
  8. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter

    By all accounts (well, his) he used up all the ammo on the carignan.
  9. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    So I take it that no one else has experienced a ‘fly’ problem, not even the resident forum comedian, sorry wine expert?

    Vinegar flies are one of the winemaker's worst enemies. While red wines are actively fermenting in open-top fermenters, the carbon dioxide emitted is enough to keep flies at bay, but when fermentation ends and gas production subsides, flies in their thousands can land on the skins and taint the wine.27 Feb 2015
    https://www.therealreview.com › wa...
    Waiter, there's a fly in my wine! – The Real Review
  10. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member

    Next time!
  11. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter

    I do sometimes find that there are expired drosophila (the same vinegar flies I think) in the bottles when I forget to take some wine home and have to go minesweeping amongst the empties for dregs. I find that the slightly chewy texture they impart takes some of the pain off of the vinegary edge.
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  12. fama

    fama pfm Member

    Were you listening to Jimi or Kylie at the
    Researchers discovered that a blast of Jimi Hendrix enhanced cabernet sauvignon while Kylie Minogue went well with chardonnay.
  13. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    My flies are still living, I'm beginning to think that they're in the bottles and when the corks are drawn they come out or at least one of them does.

    I've drunk red wine for about 45 years and it's only in the past year that I've noticed this issue and it's been relatively rare ie about maybe four times, most of the wine we buy, probably about 90% of it, is from Aldi.

    I wonder if some of their red wine suppliers are a wee bit dodgy?

    The wine last night was an Australian Merlot, 2018 I think without checking the bottle.
  14. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter

    Aldi use corks!?
  15. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    Aye it's about 50-50 but the one last night was a screw cap.
  16. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter

    I'm usually driven to minesweeping when I listen to Kate Bush. As for the variety, it is often not possible to allocate a colour, let alone the grape. In order to get enough to drown out the squawking Kate it is necessary to create a sort of field blend, red, white, with and without flies.
  17. fama

    fama pfm Member

    What's everyone drinking?

    Le Pigeoulet thanks to the Big man.

    With vegan Bolognese.
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  18. BTC3

    BTC3 pfm Member

    Tesco blueberry lemonade with a fair bit of mint, extra blueberries, ice, and a generous pour of gin.
  19. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Cheapo CdRV (Visan 2015, 5€) with the saucisses aux lentilles. When I’ve finished the Rochefort, obvs.
  20. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter

    Nothing yet. I'm going to try this sample of a still relatively rare 'bio' wine from Bordeaux, replete with trendily stripped down étiquette, with a rib-eye & salad.


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