Talking about wine reminded me about this little trick to get rid of fruit flies. This year has been awful for the horrid little pests. I discovered that they really love wine, more than anything and every evening when my husband poured a glass of his (purely medicinal-ha ha) red he'd end up with floaters.
So, instead of throwing out this bottle when I was done, I left about 2" of wine in the bottom, and covered the top with Saran Wrap, and taped it down tightly.
With a toothpick, I punched some tiny holes.
The insidious creatures can't resist the wine, fly in the tiny holes, and then get stuck. I don't know if its that they drink so much, they are too drunk to get out, of if they get fatter while in there, or if they find their way in by scent but aren't led out that way.
Whatever reason, it works. Of course, I could tidy up the plastic wrap and make the bottle look nicer, or use a better bottle of wine, not a $5 one from Trader Joes. But I still think this looks better than fruit flies on the bowl of produce I have sitting out!!
But you don't want to make it too attractive, it would be awful to mistakenly pour this into your wine glass!