It’s not everyday that wine floods the street of a town, but that’s exactly what happened in Portugal on Sunday.
About 2.2 million litres of red wine were spilled after two tanks burst at Destilaria Levira.
The river of wine flooded the streets of Sao Lourenco do Bairro as well as one of the cellars.
The distillery issued a statement and apologised for the incident. The company also said that it pledges to bear the costs of the entire cleanup of the town.
Local authorities started with cleanup operations as they fear that the wine might affect local farms, vineyards and water supplies.
A local news outlet confirmed that no one was hurt by the river of wine.
NPR reports that the large amount of wine was being stored at the distillery through the government’s “crisis distillation” program, which aims to sue incentive funds to remove a glut of wine from the market pipeline before this year’s harvest. It was slated to be converted into alcohol,
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