In Mix-Up, Wine Flows From Italian Taps

Wine meant to flow from town fountain in yearly festival
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 8, 2008 5:45 PM CDT
Wine briefly replaced water in Marino, Italy taps.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – The highlight of an annual Italian wine festival is the flow of wine through a city fountain—but this year, a mix-up diverted the drink to faucets in nearby homes, the BBC reports. Tourists come for miles to see the festival, but this year, all they saw shooting from the fountain in Marino, Italy, was water.

“Apparently the people living around the square who got the wine coming out of their taps were very surprised—they thought that it might be some kind of present from the local council," said the mayor. Alas, it lasted only 3 minutes.