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Winery Loses around 50,000 Liters of Red Wine after Tank Bursts in Albacete, Spain

Rodolfo Vieira
Sep 26, 2020
03:29 P.M.

Wine is one of the most appreciated and consumed drinks around the world and can be quite pricey to get your hands on a bottle of the finest product.

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Recently, Vitivinos wineries, located in Villamale, Albacete, in Spain, saw one of their wine tanks burst, causing a massive spillage of 50,000 liters of red wine.

Footage of the wine gushing out of the tank was first shared on social media by local radio station Radio Albacete and immediately went viral.

50,000 liters of red wine spilling out of a tank owned by Vitivinos winery in Albacete Spain | Photo: Twitter/Radio Albacete

50,000 liters of red wine spilling out of a tank owned by Vitivinos winery in Albacete Spain | Photo: Twitter/Radio Albacete

THERE WAS NOTHING THAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE

It has been reported that the short video was taken by one of the employees at the time, who had no means of stopping the enormous spillage.

In the footage, the wine can be seen flooding the area around the tank as several other employees just stand there, absolutely powerless, watching the dramatic scene.

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So far, it isn't exactly known what caused the spillage but a local media has suggested that a break in one of the vats may have caused the wine to flow out of the tank.

The Vitivinos winery, located in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, has been around since 1969 and has over 1,570 hectares of vineyards of their indigenous grape Bobal.

50,000 liters of red wine flooding the area after the bursting of a tank owned by Vitivinos winery in Albacete Spain | Photo: Twitter/Radio Albacete

50,000 liters of red wine flooding the area after the bursting of a tank owned by Vitivinos winery in Albacete Spain | Photo: Twitter/Radio Albacete

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The research and development project is currently being co-financed and supervised by José Garcia, whose goal is to create and implement a "specific biotechnology" for Bobal wine making and aging.

The video was quickly shared by thousands of people on social media.

A BAD YEAR FOR WINE PRODUCERS

But this wasn't the only wine-spillage in 2020. Back in January, Rodney Strong Vineyards saw over 367,000 liters of red wine escape from one of their tanks.

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The door of the tank popped open, causing the red wine to flood the surroundings and find its way into the Russian River, near a Sonoma County, in California.

YET ANOTHER WINE EXPLOSION

Two years ago, the L'enoteca Zanardo Giussano winery, from Italy, also had to deal with the unexpected loss of 30,000 liters of their Prosecco wine after a fermentation tank exploded.

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In the video, which was quickly shared by thousands of people on social media, the wine can be seen spewing from the top of the tank, in the province of Treviso.

At the time, it was reported that the explosion was caused by the winery's staff, who filled the huge tank past its maximum capacity, as well as a faulty lid.

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