Castelvetro di Modena, Italy, Mar 6, 2020 / 08:05 am America/Denver (CNA).
As Italy weathers the spread of coronavirus, residents of one village appeared to witness their own version of the miracle at the Wedding at Cana.
Turning on their faucets Wednesday morning, several Italians discovered their water had been changed to wine -- specifically, the sparkling red wine Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro DOC.
“I was washing stuff in the kitchen. I turned off the faucet. I turned it on again, and instead of water I saw wine: I said ‘cheers’ and [my father] and I made a toast,” 56-year-old Maurizio Volpi said.
Volpi was one of several residents living close to the Settecani Cantina, a wine cellar on the outskirts of Castelvetro di Modena, who found their water momentarily replaced by the fermented grape juice March 4.
In fact, the apparent miracle was the result of a broken valve.