Malfunction sends red wine flowing through water pipes of Italian town

CASTELVETRO, Italy (CNN) -- No one likes plumbing issues but perhaps this one many people might not mind. 

Red wine started flowing from faucets last week, in the northern Italian town of Castelvetro. 

A malfunction at a local winery sent 1,000 liters of ready-to-be-bottled wine through the water pipes of about 20 homes. 

The wine flowed from faucets and shower heads for a few hours. Local government officials said there was no health risk to residents. 

The town's deputy mayor admitted the glitch was a movement of levity for Italians dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. 

The health crisis has hit residents of northern Italy especially hard. 

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