Rome (dpa) – Normal water supplies have been disrupted in a small town in northern Italy, as domestic taps started spewing local red Lambrusco wine instead of drinking water…
The incident, reported on the front page of Thursday’s Il Resto del Carlino newspaper, happened Wednesday in Castelvetro di Modena, about 200 kilometres south-east of Milan.
It was caused by a technical fault in the internal piping of a local winery, as wine due for bottling was mistakenly introduced into the main water supply of the municipality.
The winery, Cantina Settevetro, wrote on Facebook that “the incident caused no hygienic or health risks” and apologised “for any possible inconvenience caused by the event.”
The municipality gave similar reassurances on Facebook, stressing that the problem was resolved quickly. According to Il Resto del Carlino, it took “just over an hour” to fix.
What a delightful malfunction! Italian citizens in the Modena region were surprised to find red wine flowing from their taps, after a technical fault with a nearby winery silo.
— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) March 6, 2020
Modena, Lambrusco wine comes out of the taps instead of water 😂 Obviously it happened because of a breakdown in a local winery 😄 pic.twitter.com/itn2Uf5NC6
— Vampire minstrel (@Vampireminstrel) March 4, 2020
Author: ANA Newswire