Amid the coronavirus quarantine in Italy, water turned into wine… sort of.
Residents of Castelvetro, a small town in Italy, were treated to some free wine out of their faucets on Wednesday when a local winery had an “uh oh” moment.
Water into Wine
No, this was no miracle, just a mistake due to a malfunction at Cantina Settecani Winery.
The malfunction sent about 1,000 liters of ready-to-be-bottled wine into the water pipes in the area.
Suddenly, for about three hours, residents could open their faucets and gets some free vino!
The Deputy Mayor of the town, Giorgia Mezzacqui, stated, “At a time where we have very little to smile about, I’m glad we brought some levity to others.
“Hopefully, someday, they’ll remember us and will want to come visit us.”
What Actually Happened
According to the winery, the malfunction was related to a faulty valve.
The valve is located in the washing circuit on the bottling line.
When the malfunction occurred, Lambrusco Grasparossa, the winery’s specialty, was sent into the homes of residents.
While the winery stated residents were calling to let them know what was going on, they were also quick to add that “they were bottling the wine.”
Sadly, this area relies heavily on tourism dollars but the coronavirus shutdown has hurt business by as much as 80 percent.
As the Deputy Mayor stated, hopefully, this little mistake will help the winery’s business boom again once the health crisis is over.