Saturday, July 5, 2008

Eldlus på vinflaskan (Bottled firebug)

I love wine bottles with funky labels, especially ones with bicycles, birds, and insects on them. Of course the wine has to be good too, but lovely labels are always a good thing. Old-fashioned Chateau this and that with lots of French text is not my thing. Here is an organic Spanish wine, Luzon Verde, we discovered recently, it is not expensive, and is an entomological hit. Not only grass with a dragonfly, but also a rare occurrence of a firebug (Hemiptera: Pyrrhocoris apterus). I love these beetles. And look, on the back of the label is that old-fashioned thing, a manual lawn mover, a rare thing in New Jersey. I don't know if you can get this is Sweden, but if you can, try it!

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