Listen Now: An Italian Town Is Turning Water Into Wine
A small Italian town is turning water into wine… literally.
Recently people in Northern Italy received what some might consider a pleasant surprise when they turned on their faucets: red wine. One person said they were washing dishes when the water began running red. So they picked up glasses and shared a toast with their father.
According to Catholic News Agency, the minor miracle happened because of a malfunction at a nearby winery. The winery manager says it took longer than expected to fix a broken valve and during that time red wine backed up into the water main. That backup caused one thousand liters of sparkling red wine to leak into the town’s water pipes.
The town’s deputy mayor says the red wine flowed for about three hours and impacted about twenty homes. He says the town is experiencing a big drop in tourism because of the coronavirus so this gave people something to smile about. The winery says they heard about the problem when customers began calling to say wine was coming from their faucet and they had begun bottling it.
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