This Italian town has Red Wine coming out of the Faucet
By Cooking Panda
Ever fancied red wine flowing out of your kitchen sink?
Well, for the residents of the northern Italian town of Castelvetro, this was a sweet reality. For a few hours on Wednesday, if you were in Castelvetro, you could enjoy your Lambrusco not only from bottles but from faucets and showerheads too.
For real! The cause of this mishap was a malfunction at a local winery. Due to this malfunction, 1000 liters of ready-to-be-bottled wine led into the water pipes.
Giorgia Mezzacqui is the deputy mayor of Castelvetro, approximately 10 miles south of Modena. Mezzacqui confirmed that this defect lasted for around 3 hours. And about 20 homes were affected. Or blessed depending on your proclivities.
However, as confirmed by the local government, this mishap didn’t have the potential for any health risks.
The innocuous incident inevitably brought much-needed smiles to the faces of residents’ of the town amidst coronavirus threats that have plagued the northern portion of Italy the hardest.
Mezzacqui said, “At a time where we have very little to smile about, I’m glad we brought some levity to others. Hopefully some day they’ll remember us and will want to come visit us.”
Winery’s side of the story!
According to Cantina Settecani winery’s statement, a faulty valve in the washing circuit within the bottling line led to the malfunction.
Cantina Settecani winery’s description of the cause is rather self-explanatory. Due to the pressure,
Lambrusco Grasparossa, a local specialty and a popular red wine, seeped down the water lines of the town.
While talking about the malfunction Fabrizio Amorotti, the commercial manager at Cantina Settecani, explained that it “was appreciated by many. Some clients in the areas called us to warn
us about it, and to share they were bottling the wine!”
So what’s Castelvetro like? Well, it is located in the center of the Emilia-Romagna region. Food and wine enthusiasts all over the world love this place. Deputy Mayor Mezzacqui said that ever since the virus spread, 80% of tourism structures in the area have suffered from cancellations.
While talking to journalists, she spoke about small towns like Castelvetro that “the engine propelling an extraordinary nation, but now we need everybody’s help to survive.”
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