Posts Tagged“fruit flies”

“The Persistence of Irritants” by Christopher Watkins

After Chris’s last poem, a reader and fellow tasting room employee left a comment asking for a poem about fruit flies. Chris, ever ready to please his reading public, obliged with the below. By Poet Laureate Christopher Watkins   The Persistence of Irritants We began by just ignoring them, untilcomments became too numerous;we moved to disclaimers, explanations,Yes, they’re everywhere, but they’re harmless—Behind the scenes, we tried everything,even resorting to very expensive dessert wineleft out for them to expire in;In every sweetened dish they capitulated,but they did so too in bottles, in decanters, even glasses!How many times did we discreetly turn…

Heard in a Tasting Room: Macari Vineyards

A reader who works at Macari Vineyards passed this funny story along: "At the beginning of harvest, when we were bringing in the chardonnay, of course the fruit flies followed. When doing tastings they hovered as unfortunately is the norm. I apologized to some guests, stating the extra protein was gratis….and one really nice young man replied "It’s okay with me, but how do the vegetarians feel?"