Don't cry over spilled milk as the saying goes, but you can cry over spilled wine, especially 8000 gallons of it.
How many have you have experienced that heart-stopping moment when somebody spills a glass of wine? Many of you, we're sure. Whether it be in a restaurant or even worse, in your own home on your carpet. It's probably going to leave a stain no matter how quickly you react, and you'll find yourself searching for remedies online seconds later.
Unfortunately for L'enoteca Zanardo Giussano winery in Treviso, Italy, there is no remedy for the wine spillage it suffered recently. One of the winery's fermentation tanks exploded, and 30,000 liters (almost 8000 gallons) of sparkling wine proceeded to pour out of the top of the giant contraption and all over the floor. Whether you love wine or not, it's hard to watch all of that prosecco go to waste.
You can watch it below, though courtesy of the winery itself. As tragic as the explosion is and the amount of hassle it must have cost the Italian winery, the amount of attention the footage has generated must be a slight silver lining. At the time of typing this, the video below that was posted on L'enoteca Zanardo Giussano winery's Facebook has been viewed more than 1.6 million times.
Conegliano: troppo mosto nel Silos , tracimano 30 mila litri di Prosecco !!Posted by L'enoteca Zanardo Giussano on Tuesday, September 25, 2018
According to the Daily Mail, what still remains unclear is how this accident happened. It could be one of two things. Either the top of the tank was faulty or it was overfilled by employees. If it was indeed the latter, then whoever did the overfilling will be hoping that those investigating will just assume that the tank was faulty. That's a lot of wasted wine to take the blame for.
The winery probably isn't that down about losing all of that product. That's because the Italian region in which it is situated has enjoyed one of its most bountiful harvests ever. It is estimated that around 600 million bottles of wine will leave the region and be exported around the world in the coming year. When you look at those numbers, 8000 gallons of prosecco is really just a drop in the ocean.