Prosecc-Oh No! 30,000 litres of wine explodes from silo

Thousands of litres of prosecco spill from a fermentation tank at an Italian winery

Thousands of litres of prosecco spill from a fermentation tank at an Italian winery

A fountain of Italian wine can be seen exploding from burst fermentation silos as the bubbling liquid overflows at a winery in Conegliano in the Italian province of Treviso.

The September 25 incident was captured in a six-second video, which was posted on Facebook last week and has already been viewed more than 1.3 million times.

The post has attracted thousands of comments from grieving Prosecco lovers, many of whom are from Britain - the world's biggest consumers of the drink.

"We need to pack up the rubber dingys and long straws and find this place", said another.

"According to the producers over 30,000 litres of prosecco ended up in the middle of the square and then they were lost".

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And George Tomkins replied: 'My heart is broken. why wasn't I there to help save the day?'

Fortunately for the wine-producing region, wineries in Veneto have experienced one of the best harvests on record.

Thankfully, about 600 million liters of prosecco is produced yearly and producers say they've had a bumper crop this year.

Exports of the Italian sparkling wine dropped by seven per cent in the first half of this year as drinkers increasingly opt for English fizz instead. "Shall we go there asap?", one sparkling wine fan wrote.

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