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97,000 Gallons of Red Wine Spills From Tank at Sonoma Co. Vineyard, Leaks Into Russian River [CA]
ktla ^ | 01/23/2020

Posted on 01/23/2020 4:04:13 PM PST by BenLurkin

The cabernet sauvignon, enough to fill eight large tanker trucks, spilled at the Rodney Strong Vineyards in Healdsburg Wednesday after a door near the bottom of a large blending tank popped open, spilling all of the wine it was holding into a sanitary sewer system on the property, the Press Democrat reported.

The wine spilled into a drainage ditch that feeds into Reiman Creek and eventually made its way to the Russian River.

According to the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, which was notified of the accident on Wednesday, about 20% of the 97,112 gallons spilled were contained. Estimates showed anywhere between 46,000 and 96,000 gallons reached the Russian River.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office helicopter determined the wine reached as far south as Riverfront Regional Park within a matter of hours.

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TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: cabernetsauvignon; russianriver; sonoma; wine
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To: BenLurkin

Bottle of wine
Fruit of the vine
When ya gonna let me get sober?


61 posted on 01/23/2020 5:07:49 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s ~489,000 bottles of wine! If it only cost them $10-15/bottle to produce (probably it’s more), that’s a cool half to three-quarters of a million dollars in the river - without even thinking about the potential profit after covering costs.


62 posted on 01/23/2020 5:08:35 PM PST by neverevergiveup
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To: tired&retired

Trout Beurre Rouge


63 posted on 01/23/2020 5:23:15 PM PST by ETCM
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To: BenLurkin

wonder what environmental impact/species harmed? I doubt every life form enjoys wine in large quantities.


64 posted on 01/23/2020 5:23:29 PM PST by b4me (God Bless the USA)
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To: freedomlover

Wow! That thing drinks like a fish!


65 posted on 01/23/2020 5:23:58 PM PST by NativeSon ( What Would Virginia Do? #WWVD)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m goin down to the river. Down to the river I’ve gone.


66 posted on 01/23/2020 5:42:24 PM PST by Revel
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To: BenLurkin

Red wine to join the human feces and discarded needles from the kommiefornia addicts. Kommie waterways are having a hard time these days.


67 posted on 01/23/2020 5:50:50 PM PST by LouAvul
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To: a fool in paradise

“do they sell that size box wine at Costco?”

97000 gallons is about 490,000 750 ml bottles.

At $10 per bottle that’s about 4.9 million dollars.


68 posted on 01/23/2020 6:19:13 PM PST by cymbeline
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To: BenLurkin

Reminds me of the time that Boudreaux asked the genie to turn the entire bayou into beer.

And then Thibedeaux looked around the boat in disgust and said, “Boudreaux you idiot! Now where we gonna pee?”


69 posted on 01/23/2020 6:50:52 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: cymbeline

Your math is good. I only note that their cab retails for +/- $20 per bottle of which they likely receive about $10 per bottle. I am guessing that some employee is in a lot of trouble.


70 posted on 01/23/2020 6:53:01 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: Jewbacca

I am!!
To see a good wine go to waste...
such a shame.
I may tear up.
Or go get me a bottle & drink in memoriam.


71 posted on 01/23/2020 7:41:42 PM PST by DeplorableGirl
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To: BenLurkin

Hillary was “saved” from drowning three times. Her last words were “throw me back in the river”


72 posted on 01/23/2020 8:47:13 PM PST by cpdiii ( canecutter, deckhand, roughneck, geologist, pilot, pharmacist THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR)
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To: the_Watchman

It’s a tradgedy !


73 posted on 01/23/2020 9:17:02 PM PST by Truthoverpower (The guv mint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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To: BenLurkin

“Rodney Strong Vineyards”?

that’s some really good stuff that leaked into the russian river ...


74 posted on 01/23/2020 9:40:18 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: a fool in paradise

LOL...I was just trying to think of that song when I came across your post!


75 posted on 01/23/2020 9:40:41 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: griffin

Crying over spilled vodka...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8ZmOgMlyRE


76 posted on 01/23/2020 9:43:46 PM PST by a fool in paradise (We need a tax to stamp out Communism- If you espouse Marxism we’ll redistribute all of your money.)
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To: 2111USMC; EMI_Guy

LOL

I worked on the “dirty” side of a metro water and sewer dept.

Do NOT miss it. I still shudder at what is under some local roads just waiting to collapse in a FUBAR manner.


77 posted on 01/24/2020 8:08:47 AM PST by freedomlover
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To: Deaf Smith; Chode; All
sanitary sewer

That's an Oxymoron. I don't care how much Treatment is done on Sewer water I'm not going to drink it. Would You ?

78 posted on 01/24/2020 8:37:48 AM PST by mabarker1 ((Congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!! A fraud, a hypocrite, a liar. I'm a member of Congress !!!!)
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To: Ezekiel
A very long time ago, someone set a very high bar for this kinda stuff. FWIW, I'm goin' with the Big Guy. The rest of you are wannabees.


79 posted on 01/24/2020 9:42:42 AM PST by Daffynition (*I'm living the dream.* & :))
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To: EMI_Guy; Deaf Smith; 2111USMC

80 posted on 01/24/2020 9:46:45 AM PST by Daffynition (*I'm living the dream.* & :))
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