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Red wine “miraculously” flows from some faucets in Italian homes

magine going to the sink to get a drink of water or to wash the dishes, and finding the liquid coming from the tap to be a sweet red wine. You might be hesitant to take a sip, but in Castelvetro di Modena, Italy, when this scenario actually did play out this week, some people’s first instinct was to bottle the “miraculous” fluid.

Turns out it was a fluke, but it really was wine.

“I was washing stuff in the kitchen. I turned off the faucet. I turned it on again, and instead of water I saw wine: I said ‘cheers’ and

and I made a toast,” 56-year-old Maurizio Volpi told Catholic News Agency.

The phenomenon occurred in the homes of several residents living close to the Settecani Cantina, a wine cellar on the outskirts of Castelvetro di Modena: the sparkling red wine Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro DOC flowed for about an hour on Wednesday. The manager of the wine cellar told an Italian news agency that the problem was a broken valve, which was connected to the water system for cleaning the wine bottles in the bottling plant.

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