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Wine coming out of taps in Italy: ‘a dream come true!’

With Passover exactly a month away, it would seem that some are already trying to reproduce at least the plagues, turning water not into blood, but into red wine instead.

Last Wednesday, residents of the Italian town of Castelvetro found wine coming out of their faucets and shower heads, CNN reported.

A technical error at a local Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro winery during the bottling process caused 1,000 liters of wine to leak into the water pipes. Because of the high pressure, the wine then started flowing through the system and into houses throughout the village. The winery apologized in a Facebook post, saying “It was only wine, which was already ready for bottling!”

A causa di un guasto alla valvola del circuito di lavaggio della linea di imbottigliamento, questa mattina da alcuni…

Gepostet von Cantina Settecani Castelvetro am Mittwoch, 4. März 2020

The mistake was quickly fixed, but residents still had time to bottle enough wine for the next happy hour, according to reports in the Gazette di Modena.

“At a time when we have very little to smile about, I’m glad we brought some levity to others,” Giorgia Mezzacqui, deputy mayor of Castelvetro, told CNN.

“Hopefully someday they’ll remember us and will want to come visit us.”

The city is located in the Northern part of Italy, one of the regions hit the hardest by the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Local authorities explained that the incident does not involve any health or hygiene risks, adding that “it’s just wine.”

In merito alle segnalazioni giunte sull'impianto idrico di Settecani volevamo informarvi che si è trattato di un guasto…

Gepostet von Comune di Castelvetro di Modena am Mittwoch, 4. März 2020

The “incident” sparked mixed reactions from local residents, with some calling the wine flowing from taps “a dream come true.”

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