Mishap Causes Red Wine to Flow Through Faucets of Italian Town

Johnny Lopez
March 08, 2020 - 12:03 pm

Having red wine on tap became a reality for residents of an Italian village.

Locals in the town of Castelvetro saw their faucets and shower heads overflowing with vino instead of water after a mishap at the local winery.

For three hours, 1000 liters of the alcoholic beverage poured through the town’s pipes due to a faulty valve at the nearby Cantina Settecani winery, reported CNN.

The malfunction caused the winery’s Lambrusco Grasparossa wine to flow from its silo at such a high pressure that it displaced the water in the pipes.

Officials sent technicians to quickly fix the glitch and notified villagers that the leak posed no health risks as the red liquid was simply wine.

But as it turns out, many of the people in town didn’t seem to mind the boozy “inconvenience” and tried to capture as much of it as possible.

“Some clients in the area called us to warn us about it, and to share they were bottling the wine!,” a manager at the winery told the outlet.

The incident appeared to bring some levity to the area which is in the midst of battling the coronavirus outbreak.

Northern Italy continues to battle COVID-19 as the Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte recently signed a decree restricting travel across the Lombardy region and 14 other provinces.

The quarantine includes the popular tourist cities of Milan and Venice and are in effect until April 3rd. Anyone not adhering to the new travel rules could face jail time and a $232 penalty.

In addition, schools and universities have suspended classes until March 15th and customers in bars, restaurants and shops need to stay 3 feet away from each other.

According to NPR, as of Sunday, Italy has recorded over 7000 cases and 366 deaths from the virus, the highest number outside mainland China.

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