In an unprecedented event, residents of São Lourenco do Bairro in Portugal witnessed a spectacle straight out of Bacchus’ fantasies. A river of red wine gushed through the streets, leaving a trail of a fermented aroma and crimson tides, when a local distillery’s massive 2.2 million-liter tank malfunctioned and burst open.
The otherwise quiet town was taken aback by the sudden flow of wine that turned alleyways into rivulets and roads into wine streams. Local businesses and homes close to the distillery faced immediate challenges, with some basements and ground floors getting inundated with the alcoholic beverage.
Emergency services were called onto the scene promptly, working with local authorities and the distillery’s personnel to contain the spill and prevent further damage. As cleanup operations commenced, locals were warned to stay indoors to avoid any potential harm. While there have been no reported injuries, the extent of the property damage is still being evaluated.