Forklift drops $1 million in wine
July 22, 2011 10:49 am EDT
Disaster And Accident, Accident, Economy, Business And Finance, Consumer Goods, Beverage
Wine has been called the "nectar of the gods" and "bottled poetry." But when an unsteady forklift dropped a container of fine Australian wine worth over $1 million, the gods were nowhere to be found, and poetry definitely wasn't spoken.
The 5,544 bottles of Mollydooker Velvet Glove Shiraz, priced at $185 a piece, were lost when they were dropped about 20 feet while they were being loaded for transport from Adelaide to the United States.
Winemaker Sparky Marquis said the wine was a third of his yearly production and he is working with insurance companies in an attempt to cover the cost. "This wine is our pride and joy, so to see it accidently destroyed not consumed has left us numb," he told the Herald Sun.
Ah-- the wrath of grapes.
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