Workers at a winery in Italy recently had to stand by and helplessly watch as 8,000 gallons of sparkling wine went to waste, following a factory explosion.
If you like wine (and let's be honest, who doesn't?), then you'll know that it isn't as simple as either enjoying every iteration of the popular alcoholic beverage or disliking it in all its forms. It's not even a case of maybe liking white wine but not red. If you think it is that straightforward then, well, you probably don't know wine. There are more variations of the alcoholic beverage than you could possibly try in a lifetime.
If you agree with all of the above and consider yourself to be something of a wine connoisseur, then you may well look down your nose at those who guzzle down sparkling wine. Not champagne, of course, but other variations such as Prosecco. Whether you're a wine snob or a Prosecco fanatic, you may want to look away now.
That's because no matter where you fall on the wine lovers spectrum, seeing it go to waste is just not on. Seeing 8,000 gallons of it go down the drain in one fell swoop, well that's enough to leave anybody feeling a little faint. That's exactly what happened at a winery in Treviso, Italy, as reported by the Daily Mail.
As you can see from the video above, one of the winery's massive fermentation tanks exploded, and Prosecco proceeded to pour out of the top at an alarming rate. At the time of typing this, it is still unclear why this happened exactly. Either employees overfilled the tank, or the top of it was faulty. If it's the former, then we fully expect heads will roll once investigations conclude.
There is some good news for the winery and any grieving Prosecco lovers who are reading this. The region where the above incident happened, Veneto has just enjoyed one of its most bountiful harvests ever. 600 million bottles are expected to be produced in the region this year, so the loss of 8000 gallons of sparkling wine may not signal the end of the world. Don't worry Prosecco fans, there is still plenty to go around.