“Miracle” turns out to be mistake in Marino, Italy.
The tiny Italian town of Marino, south of Rome, was getting
ready to host its annual harvest festival ― the Sagra dell’ Uva, where 3,000
liters of the year’s newly pressed vintage was supposed to be spurting from the
Fountain of the Four Moors. When only a trickle of water was produced, the inhabitants
began to get restless.
Suddenly, shouts of “miracolo” came from
a house nearby, and a woman told the crowd that wine was flowing from her
It was uncovered that instead of
connecting the wine to the 17th century fountain, plumbers had accidentally
hooked the pipes from the local vineyard to Marino’s domestic water supply.
Italian Cross-Connection Turns Water Into Wine
October 9, 2008