Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Water to Wine

Every year, the Italian town of Marino interrupts the water supply to flow wine through to the statues at the center of their Grape Festival. But due to a technical error this year, wine flowed from taps in peoples' homes for a full three minutes!

Many thought it was a gift from the town council, but it was simply an error that was quickly corrected. 10-12 homes experienced the "gift," along with the main local bar. The Grape Festival is held annually on the first Sunday in October to celebrate Admiral Marcantonio Colonna's return home following his victory over the Turks at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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