A Malfunction in an Italian Town Caused Red Wine to Flow From Faucets Instead of Water
Apparently, recent repercussions from a faulty valve at Cantina Settecani winery had caused about 1,000 liters of red wine to leak into the water pipes. This caused about 20 homes in the area, an Italian town called Castelvetro, to have red wine come out of their sinks or showers instead of water.
It sounds like something from an adult fairy tale, but the incident was as real as can be. About 1,000 liters of wine that was ready to be bottled at the winery got into the pipes and came out in residents’ homes.
In the midst of the coronavirus health crisis, which has impacted northern Italy greatly, the extra red wine wasn’t too much cause for concern, and actually made residents who were “affected” by the incident smile.
“At a time where we have very little to smile about, I’m glad we brought some levity to others,” said Giorgia Mezzacqui, the deputy mayor of Castelvetro, located about 10 miles south of Modena. “Hopefully some day they’ll remember us and will want to come visit us.” The glitch “was appreciated by many,” said Fabrizio Amorotti, commercial manager at Cantina Settecani. “Some clients in the areas called us to warn us about it, and to share they were bottling the wine!”
Experts say that there were no health risks posed from the malfunction, and the issue was amended after about three hours. In that time, though, free vino for all!
To learn more about how the incident occurred and images of it occurring, check out the video below.
What would you have done if you were taking a shower and suddenly wine spouted from the faucets?