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Cue the Jesus Jokes: Portugal Streets Are Flooded With 600,000 Gallons of Red Wine

Cue the Jesus Jokes: Portugal Streets Are Flooded With 600,000 Gallons of Red Wine

A small coastal town in Portugal was shocked when a river of red wine flowed through their streets on Sunday, after two tanks owned by Levira Distillery spilled into the streets.

A viral video shows 600,000 gallons of red wine rushing downhill in São Lorenco de Bairro, which is home to roughly 2,000 residents. To put it into perspective, the spill was so massive that the wine could have filled an Olympic-size swimming pool.

The spill triggered an environmental alert. Leading officials and the Anadia Fire Department to spring into action and block off the flood, diverting it into a nearby field, local media reported. There have been no reported injuries, and firefighters said a basement in one home near the distillery was flooded with wine.

But that hasn’t stopped the Internet from doing what it does best: making jokes. Over on Reddit, users are having fun with the biblical implications of the spill.


Despite the light-hearted jokes, Levira Distillery is taking the incident seriously and has issued an apology.

“We assume full responsibility for the costs associated with cleaning and repairing the damage, having teams do so immediately,” the company said in a statement. “We are committed to resolving this situation as quickly as possible.”

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