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Wine pours from Italian plumbing

Posted March 13, 2020 1:30 PM by M-ReeD
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For a brief shining moment in a little town in northern Italy, a sparkling red wine flowed freely from an aqueduct and into the pipes of some lucky residents' homes before a local waste disposal company put an end to the merriment.

Settecani, a town in northern Italy’s wine region and home to the Settecani Castelvetro Winery, experienced a plumbing incident of (going for the low-hanging fruit here) biblical proportions — where water, albeit briefly, turned into wine.

Following a fault in a silo on the production line at the Settecani Castelvetro Winery, Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro, a sparkling red wine, passed through Settecani’s municipal water system, into a local aqueduct and, eventually, through the pipes of some of the townspeople’s homes.

Feeling compelled to issue an apology for the alleged mishap, the winery stated: Due to a fault in the bottling line, Lambrusco Grasparossa came out of some taps in Settecani," the winery said in an (unnecessary) apology posted to Facebook. "Hera (a waste disposal company) intervened following our report and the problem was solved. The incident did not involve hygiene or health risks. We apologise for the inconvenience caused."

Most of those affected by the event were too preoccupied to lodge complaints as they busily scrambled to bottle up the wine flowing from their taps, blissfully unaware that a killjoy neighbor (I’m assuming) would eventually blab about the snafu — all because dishes and a shower just couldn’t wait.

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03/13/2020 4:45 PM

The one who complained was the first to run out of empty wine bottles to fill...

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03/13/2020 8:57 PM

They should do this every year and start a National Holiday, 'The Running of the Wine'...

https://www.this-is-italy.com/where-is-the-24-hour-wine-fountain/

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03/14/2020 11:12 PM

Where whiners are soon not winers.

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