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50,000 Litres Of Red Wine Explodes From Winery Tank In Spain

50,000 Litres Of Red Wine Explodes From Winery Tank In Spain

If, like me, you can't stand waste - especially when it comes to wine - this dramatic video will really chill you to the bone:

A winery in Villamalea in Spain lost a staggering 50,000l of wine after a container that was used to process and store the drink became damaged.

The heartbreaking footage above shows the wine flooding out of a huge metal vat, gushing all over the ground of the factory.

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Of course - when a sight like this is unfolding and there's nothing that can be done to stop it, you can't blame the workers for wanting to document it to show us.

It seems like someone should probably take a look at the reliability of big, metal vats.

Footage was shared online in 2018 that showed a huge container full to the brim with Prosecco overflowing and creating a huge fountain of sparkling wine.

That sounds like a dream that many of us may have had at some point in the past, but believe me, it doesn't look like a whole lot of fun. In fact, it is exactly what the people who were storing the Prosecco didn't want to happen.

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The footage was taken in Conegliano, near Veneto, in the Italian province of Trevino. Prosecco has what is known as a controlled designation of origin, which means that it can only be called Prosecco if it has been produced in certain parts of Italy.

And is if that wasn't enough wasted alcohol for one article - there's more.

Back in January, 100,000 gallons of cabernet sauvignon was spilt into a California river.

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As much as 97,000 gallons (that's enough red wine to fill more than 500,000 bottles) has leaked from a tank in a Sonoma County vineyard and spilled into the nearby Russian River.

The cabernet sauvignon poured from Rodney Strong Vineyards into a sanitary sewer system and creek on the property, according to a report from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

A statement from Rodney Strong Vineyards said that 'at least 50% of the wine was diverted from waterways', but some of the precious liquid had made its way from the creek into the Russian River - explaining that at the time of the spill river flow was at its 'highest volume of the week, at approximately 65 million gallons/hour, due to recent rains'.

Featured Image Credit: Radio Albacete

Topics: Viral, World News

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]