Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Wine test for quality
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-13-2013, 10:56 PM   #1
jensmith
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 285
Liked 36 Times on 33 Posts

Default Wine test for quality

I Have decided the best way to determine the quality of a wine is with fruit flies. Leave a glass out and see how many fruit flies it drowns. My best wines drown flies by the fist full. I set out a store bought wine out all night and it did not get a single fly. I thought it was kinda low on taste!

I have two wine samples out right now, neither are as good as I wanted. The banana wine is not gathering many flies, but the ginger pear is. Neither is worth drinking yet. They will be bottled and forgoten for many many years and only drunk when I am desperate! My rasberry wine collets fruit flies as soon as I pull the cork. I have to keep a cloth over my glass between sips! (I have only dry wines)

Anyone else notice fruit flies and wine quality?

__________________
jensmith is offline
TexasWine Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-15-2013, 05:01 PM   #2
WilliamSlayer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland
Posts: 1,350
Liked 118 Times on 112 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Interesting test. :-)

I can say that my wines seem to attract more fruit flies if they are sweet or off dry. But I have not done any scientific studies!

Maybe aromatics make a difference?

__________________
WilliamSlayer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-15-2013, 05:29 PM   #3
AcmeRidgeRose_Nate
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 42
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

Very interesting in deed...I always have flys around my wine...sometimes my breather vent is covered in them...but I never took that as a sign of good wine..I just figured...its fermenting fruit...fruit flies like it good or bad...but never set any out as a test to see if none showed up...

__________________
AcmeRidgeRose_Nate is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2013, 01:48 PM   #4
WilliamSlayer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland
Posts: 1,350
Liked 118 Times on 112 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

What senses do those fllies use? Its starting to get too cold here in MD to test this...

__________________
WilliamSlayer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2013, 06:51 PM   #5
jungatheart
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Fort Davis, Texas
Posts: 215
Liked 22 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 133

Default

Fruit flies are a good source of protein but very hard to gut out.

__________________
jungatheart is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-17-2013, 12:17 AM   #6
jensmith
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 285
Liked 36 Times on 33 Posts

Default

Not shure what fruit flies look for in a wine. Just that they have good taste in it:-) I just found it interesting that they did not like the store bought stuff, while swarming my home made stuff. I had to agree with their assesment!
We "lost" a bowl of fruit in the kitchen, the fruit flies found it, so needless to say we have plenty of fruit flies to experament with!
If you have a glass full of wine then the flies are easy to fish out. But after they die and sink or you drink it down to the lower quarter they are hard to get! How much protein per fly is it? My freezer is getting down on meat, maybe I will start trapping fruit flies!!

__________________
jensmith is offline
jungatheart Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-22-2013, 05:23 AM   #7
winenoob66
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Posts: 42
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

catch em in strawberry wine let em get drunk on it then dip em in chocolate for halloween treets

__________________
winenoob66 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-22-2013, 02:21 PM   #8
AcmeRidgeRose_Nate
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 42
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by winenoob66 View Post
catch em in strawberry wine let em get drunk on it then dip em in chocolate for halloween treets
Chocolate covered fruit fly strawberry wine....my next new experiment...hahahaha
__________________
AcmeRidgeRose_Nate is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2013, 01:21 AM   #9
jensmith
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 285
Liked 36 Times on 33 Posts

Default

Make mine dark chocolet please!

__________________
jensmith is offline
AcmeRidgeRose_Nate Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2013, 11:55 AM   #10
Sammyk
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Newton, NC
Posts: 189
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Use wine with a dab of dish soap. The dish soap "glues" the wings so that they cannot fly off. Gently stir in the dish soap so as to not make any bubbles.

fruit.flies.jpg  
__________________
Sammyk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Prestige wine kits quality Goofynewfie Wine Making Forum 0 07-16-2012 09:02 AM
the quality of the grapes determines _% of the quality of the wine? twd000 Wine Making Forum 5 03-14-2012 04:09 AM
Simply Quality Test whwildthing Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 02-19-2012 03:54 PM
Pro-lab Water Quality Test Kit sundaybrewingco Brew Science 1 04-21-2011 04:56 PM
wine kit quality question stormrider27 Wine Making Forum 6 03-25-2010 04:27 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS