Italian Winery Mishap Causes Wine (Yes, Wine) to Flow from Pipes in Nearby Homes

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By Benjamin VanHoose

March 07, 2020 04:15 PM

Wine was on tap for some unsuspecting Italian locals — right in the comfort of their own homes.

On Wednesday, residents in Castelvetro, Italy, turned on their faucets, showers and other water sources to discover wine flowing through their homes’ pipes, according to CNN.

A total of 1,000 liters of wine trickled into water pipes in the town, the network reported, after a malfunction at the Cantina Settecani winery.

The deputy mayor of Castelvetro, Giorgia Mezzacqui, told CNN that the wine poured freely through faucets in about 20 homes for an estimated three hours. Given the town’s grappling with the novel coronavirus outbreak, the official said the mishap offered a lighthearted moment for the community.

“At a time where we have very little to smile about, I’m glad we brought some levity to others,” Mezzacqui said.

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