Millions Of Litres Of Wine Floods Street

This is the hic-larious moment when a flood of red wine surges down a street in Portugal after two massive tanks with enough booze to fill a swimming pool burst.

Winemakers Levira Distillery were due to bottle the 2.2 million litres when the giant tanks suddenly gave way in Sao Lourenco do Bairro on 10th September.

Video footage shows a huge, fast-moving river of red wine flowing down a hill and around a bend as baffled locals look on.

The flood was so massive it triggered an eco alert to stop it from contaminating the nearby Certima River.

Distillers Levira said they later dredged the wine-soaked land.

Anadia Fire Department blocked off the flood and diverted it away from the river, where it ran harmlessly into a field, reports local media.

Wine floods the streets of Anadia, Portugal, undated. It all happened after two tanks of red wine at the Levira Distillery burst. (CEN)

One basement in a home near the distillery was flooded with wine , said firefighters.

Levira apologised for the drama and said the wine-soaked soil had been taken to a special treatment plant.

They said: “We assume full responsibility for the costs associated with cleaning and repairing the damage, having teams available to do so immediately.

“We are committed to resolving this situation as quickly as possible.”

Experts say the amount of wine lost is equivalent to an Olympic-sized swimming pool which holds 2.5 million liters (2.5 megalitres) of water.