Tank Full Of Prosecco Explodes, Spilling 8,000 Gallons Of Italian Wine On The Ground

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content at LittleThings. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for sites like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Unwritten. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law and Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

If there’s one type of wine almost everyone loves, it’s prosecco. The Italian white wine is consumed all over the world and loved for its light flavor.

Many people compare prosecco to champagne, but there are actually a number of differences. Champagne ferments in the bottle and is rich in flavor. Prosecco, on the other hand, does not ferment in the bottle and has a fresh, fruity flavor.

Prosecco is typically served alone, but it can also be used in cocktails like Bellinis and spritzers.

The refreshing wine is usually fermented in large tanks, and it’s normally a pretty seamless process. Unfortunately for one Italian winery, things didn’t go exactly as planned.

The L’enoteca Zanardo Giussano winery in Veneto recently had a major problem with one of its fermentation tanks.

After one of the silos was overfilled, the tank exploded, spilling almost 8,000 gallons of wine. The winery shared a video on Facebook, showing the waterfall of wine.

Commenters were quick to offer their assistance. One woman wrote: “Oh no, that is just tragic! Why is no one out there attempting to save some! I would be out there with the biggest bucket I owned!”

“We need to hurry up and get there with our straws!!!” wrote another person.

Watch the video below to see the waterfall of wine. Would you bring a glass to this mess?

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