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Wine flows from faucets and shower heads after malfunction

Posted at 8:56 AM, Mar 08, 2020

Some residents of the northern Italian town of Castelvetro experienced red wine flowing through their pipes.

It happened for a few hours on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

A malfunction at a local winery sent 1,000 liters of ready-to-be-bottled wine through the water pipes of about 20 homes.

The wine flowed from faucets and shower heads for a few hours.

Local government officials said there was no health risk to residents.

The town's Deputy Mayor admitted the glitch was a moment of levity for Italians dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

The health crisis has hit residents of northern Italy especially hard.