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‘This is tragic’: Wine explodes out of 50,000-liter tank

September 27th, 2020

Could 2020 get any worse? Apparently it can, as proven by several liters of wine gushing out on to the ground in Spain.

The accident took place in winery Bodegas Vitivinos in Villamalea after a metal container holding 50,000 liters of red wine ruptured.

The unfortunate incident was captured on video and went viral after it was shared by Spanish news outlet Radio Albacete last Friday, Sept. 25. The video has been viewed over 8.5 million times as of writing.

SUCESOS | Reventón de un depósito de vino de unos 50.000 litros en Bodegas VITIVINOS, de Villamalea pic.twitter.com/lU5pIzZAjU

— Radio Albacete (@RadioAlbacete) September 25, 2020

Inevitably, grief poured out as thousands around the world shared the video.

“This is tragic,” lamented one @agathecdl.

“The very definition of crime,” said @Thalion_1.

There were some, however, who saw a silver lining.

“White is better anyway,” said Twitter user @Jxixvxxiiv, while @thealso demanded, “Get me a straw now!”

Others saw it as meme material, with some joking that it was a gender reveal party (“It’s a girl!”) or compared it to that time of the month.

It's a GIRL 😭😍❤️❤️💕 https://t.co/KyweXK8ZB3

— Leo (@leoocazal) September 26, 2020

When you sneeze on your period https://t.co/jBXh9ouT6P

— Babas 7mar (@tastefullysaucy) September 26, 2020

And of course, some could not help but recall the iconic elevator scene in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”.

pic.twitter.com/iEmOwDwo7C

— Mario ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@MarioZambomba) September 25, 2020

The winery has yet to explain the incident, so for now, RIP wine and good luck to whoever has to get those stubborn red wine stains out. JB

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