This is the most Italian a story can get….
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“As if living in a tiny village in the north of Italy wasn’t idyllic enough, locals in Settecani recently found red wine coming out of their water taps. Turns out this dream scenario was actually just an accident. According to the British news site The Telegraph, the silo at a local winery was leaking into the village’s water supply. The problem was resolved quickly, but not before some locals filled up bottles and bottles of free vino.”
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It turns out this dream scenario was just an accident. According to The Telegraph in Britain, the silo at a local winery was leaking into the village’s water supply. The problem has been resolved.
Here’s what happened, according to the Cantina Settecani winery.
The malfunction was caused by a faulty valve in the washing circuit within the bottling line. Lambrusco Grasparossa, a local specialty, seeped through the town’s water lines due to its pressure, the winery said in a statement obtained by CNN.
Fabrizio Amorotti, commercial manager at Cantina Settecani, said the malfunction “was appreciated by many. Some clients in the areas called us to warn us about it, and to share they were bottling the wine!”
Castelvetro, in the heart of the Emilia-Romagna region, is normally a destination for food and wine enthusiasts from all over the world. Since the outbreak though, 80% of tourism structures in the area have had cancellations, Deputy Mayor Mezzacqui said.
Small towns such as Castelvetro are “the engine propelling an extraordinary nation, but now we need everybody’s help to survive,” she told CNN.