50,000 litres of red wine spilled as tank bursts

A video, showing the moment a huge tank of red wine exploded, has gone viral this week. The video, recorded at Bodegas Vitivinos in Albacete, shows the very moment a vat of wine explodes, spilling 50,000 litres of red wine out onto the floor.  The torrent of wine floods the entire factory floor and spills outside around tractors and cars, and into a nearby field.

According to local reports, the spillage was caused by a break in one of the tanks.

Bodegas Vitivinos was founded in 1969 and produces up to 6 million kilos of grapes a year. The winery uses grape varieties including bobal and tempranillo to create an “intense dark cherry colour”, according to their website.

A video of the spill went viral on Twitter and has been viewed more than 8.2 million times.

Numerous commenters compared the video to the haunting scene in Stanley Kubrick’s thriller The Shining, where blood flows from the elevator doors.

Others simply remarked on the tragic waste of so much  red wine:

“I see it and it hurts,” said one Twitter user.

“What else do you want from us 2020,” another asked. “And how does anyone go with a bucket, glass, whatever.”